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God of War: Ragnarok Release Date Confirmed, Deluxe Packs Shown

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God of War Ragnarok

God of War: Ragnarok now has a definite release date. The sequel to 2018’s God of War is set for a November 9, 2022 launch date, according to Sony. This confirms earlier rumors published in Bloomberg. God of War: Ragnarok would have launched originally in 2021. Santa Monica Studio chose to delay the game due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a post on the PlayStation Blog, developer Santa Monica Studio promoted the impending release with a new cinematic trailer, titled Father and Son.

Check it out below.

The brief “Father and Son” cinematic trailer shows off God of War star Kratos fighting alongside his son Atreus. Atreus is now a young man, indicating some time has passed since the pair’s previous outing. During a fight, Kratos falls into a snowy valley, and fends off enemies with his shield. After Atreus catches up, the pair gets ready to face a giant, mountain-sized wolf. The wolf is likely Fenrir, in keeping with the series’ recent Norse inspiration.

Alongside the news of the release date, Santa Monica Studio unveiled deluxe editions and preorder bonuses for God of War: Ragnarok. 

The launch edition of God of War: Ragnarok includes two snow-themed outfits for the father-son pair: the Kratos Risen Snow Armor and a cosmetic Atreus Risen Snow Tunic. The Digital Deluxe edition of the game adds a digital soundtrack, digital mini-artbook, and a theme and avatar set for the PS4. Additionally, Kratos and Atreus can don the Darkdale outfits. They can also wield Darkdale handles for the axe and Blades of Chaos.

The physical Collector’s Edition comes with a Steelbook display case, 2-inch carvings of Vanir twins, a dwarven dice set, a Knowledge Keeper’s Shrine box, and a 16-inch replica of Mjolnir, the hammer of Thor. Finally, the Jotnar edition takes the Collector’s edition and adds a Falcon, Bear, and Wolf pin set, a Legendary Draupnir Ring, a cloth map, a 7-inch vinyl record containing music by composer Bear McCreary, and upgrades the dice to Brok’s dice set.

Pre-orders for God of War: Ragnarok open on July 15, 2022.

Check out photos of the sets in the gallery below, as well as an unboxing video featuring Santa Monica Studio Rafael Grasseti and Ryan Hurst, motion and voice capture actor for Thor.

God of War: Ragnarok releases on PS4 and PS5 on November 9, 2022. Buyers of the PS4 edition can upgrade to the PS5 version for $10 USD. The previous game is available on PC, PS4, and PS5.

Josh Tolentino
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