Sony has released the first full-length plot synopsis for God of War Ragnarok, giving fans a little bit more information on what to expect in long-awaited sequel.
Revealed on the PlayStation Store (and spotted by The Gamer), the new synopsis replaces a much more bare-bones version we saw previously. It confirms that game will not just take place during Ragnarök – the grand final battle of Norse mythology that traditionally sees Odin, Loki and other gods die – but also during the events immediately preceding it, a Norse saga known as Fimbulwinter.
“From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018), the synopsis begins. “Fimbulwinter is well underway. Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for a prophesied battle that will end the world.
“Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters. The threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer. Kratos and Atreus must choose between their own safety and the safety of the realms.”
While it was already confirmed that players can visit all nine realms, some of these story details were previously unknown, including the mention of Asgardian forces. Asgard is the home of Odin and other major gods, who Kratos will presumably come up against given his beef with Odin’s son, Thor, so it seems likely that Asgardian soldiers will be a new common enemy.
Fans won’t have too long to wait until all is revealed, of course, as developer Santa Monica Studio finally confirmed a November release date for Ragnarök, and has since been drip feeding new information including a cinematic trailer (above) and the game’s special editions.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.