Sony announced during September’s PS5 showcase that critically-acclaimed and award-winning God of War is getting a sequel in 2021 for the next-gen console. According to the teaser, the game will tackle the events of Ragnarok, an apocalyptic event from Norse mythology.
You can watch the short announcement teaser below:
“The time draws near,” Kratos says in the teaser. “You must prepare yourself.”
Sony shared little else about the game’s story or the Ragnarok event that will seemingly engulf the world in the sequel. That said, the adventure will undoubtedly see Kratos and his son Atreus working together to take down new gods and monsters. We’re certainly ready to watch the beloved father-son duo take on Thor and other famous gods from Norse mythology.
The game will once again be developed by Santa Monica Studio, which is no surprise considering the developer’s last outing with Kratos and Atreus was nothing short of a masterpiece that will likely define this generation of consoles. It’s arguably the best game released on the PlayStation 4 and of this entire generation.
God of War won Game of the Year at the 2018 Game Awards. Our own reviewer lauded the game’s cinematic and emotional storytelling and action-packed gameplay.
“By the end of God of War, you’ll have the feeling that your emotional connection to the game has led you on a journey that represents something fairly close to the best that gaming has to offer. Any game that has the power to do that must be some kind of masterpiece,” wrote our reviewer in 2018.
Thanks to a new on-demand subscription service for PS5 owners called PlayStation Plus Collection, fans who haven’t had a chance to play God of War yet will get a chance to do so on the next-gen console if they already have a PS Plus subscription. Other games included in PS Plus Collection are Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Ratchet and Clank, Days Gone, Until Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, Battlefield 1, Infamous Second Son, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us, Persona 5, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
While God of War 2 — or whatever this sequel ends up being called — may not have a release date, we finally know when the PS5 will be out. The console will launch on Nov. 12. The standard edition will cost $499 while the disc-less all-digital PS5 will cost $399. You can find where and how to pre-order the console here.