God of War: Ragnarok Gets First Story Synopsis

Sony has released the first full-length story synopsis for the upcoming and highly anticipated God of War: Ragnarok.

This story synopsis was revealed on the Playstation Store and gives us a little more insight into what the narrative of the upcoming game will be about. It adds to the more basic summary we knew from before.

The story summary reads as follows: 

“From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). 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.”

Looking at this summary, we can glean some interesting insights into the game and its plot. 

Firstly, note that the game alludes to how it’s Fimbulwinter and how Asgardian forces are *preparing* for a prophesied battle (aka Ragnarok). This strongly suggests that we will be seeing the events that lead to that fateful event.

We previously knew that the next God of War game would allow us to travel to all nine realms of Norse mythology, so that part isn’t new. However, the mention of Asgardian forces, along with Norse gods and monsters bodes well for fans.

The first fight against Baldur in the original game was one of its most memorable early game moments. However, the game didn’t feature that many gods in the story for Kratos to fight. 

Plot-wise, this made sense. But coming from God of War 3 where Kratos single handedly ends the Greek pantheon, it was a bit surprising.

Now, it looks like Santa Monica Studio is about to open the flood gates and let the gods out to play. Let’s hope that these will be as exciting and memorable as Balder was.

In any case, at the end of his last adventure, the Norse gods now have plenty of reasons to dislike Kratos. Especially Thor. 

We at Emmen Gaming are very excited to see how all this plays out.

God of War: Ragnarok is currently slated to release for the PS4 and PS5 on November 9, 2022.


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