The God of War Returning April 2018

Man, it is an exciting week to behold today. Today we now have the official release date of the new God of War! Here is a “something” for us to drool over.

What a great trailer! As the footage shows, we get a bit more about the journey of Kratos and Atreus. As many gamers can tell, the main difference from previous installments is the style of gameplay. It’s very reminiscent of the likes of studio Naughty Dog. Clearly, story is the main driving force here. Camera work during the game makes scenes feel intimate and grounded. Also, as a result of the camera work the gameplay looks immersive and according to Santa Monica Studios, the game will look like one continuous shot. Cory Barlog has expressed his excitement of the game by saying.

This has been a long journey just to reach this point, so it is a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we been crafting for nearly five years!

Five years is quite some time and I am just hopeful the game is as successful as they want it to be. We’re also getting different editions upon release and pre-order bonuses. Let us see what they are, shall we?

Pre-Order Bonus

With any pre-order edition of the game, buyers will get three legendary shield skins for Kratos. I’d say the black and blue are my personal favorite! Along with the bonus skin, you also get +10 Luck and 1 Enchantment Slot. If you’re not familiar with the God of War series, Luck influences

  • Increase XP gain
  • Increase Hacksilver
  • Increase the ability to trigger Perks

Collectors Edition

The God of War Collectors Edition priced at $129.99 USD/$169.99 CAD,  you get a well crafted 9″ statue designed by the artists at Gentle Giant. Also included in the bundle is the incredibly detailed map cloth that comes straight from the game itself. On top of all this, you also receive great digital content.

Stone Mason Edition

Priced at $149.99 USD/ $199.99 CAD (EB Games Exclusive in Canada) you receive everything mentioned above and then some. Exclusive only to the US and Canada you get four rare items from the game which is Atreus wood horse and troll carvings, Stone Mason Ring and talking Mimir head keychain.

Limited Edition

Get this one while you can. This one comes with a black and silver Steelbook and a physical artbook designed by Dark Horse. The package wouldn’t be complete without in-game extras like the Death’s Vow armor set, Exile’s Guardian Shield, and a God of War PS4 theme.

Digital Deluxe Edition

And finally, those of who are digital purists can get this edition for $69.99 USD/ $89.99 CAD. Included in this is issue number zero by Dark horse comics that explains the events leading up to the game. Furthermore, there is a digital art book with creator commentary. Oh not to mention an elegant looking pin! Talk about a great deal, and that is including in-game content to aid Kratos on his journey.

Exciting? Hell yeah, it is! So go ahead pick your poison I’m on a budget, so I will just get a regular copy, but the more expensive editions are really tempting.

God of War is releasing April 20th, 2018 so get ready!

 

Mario Bertrand

Mario Bertrand

Mario’s an individual who appreciates the craft of video games as a form of art. This art has become the catalyst of obtaining his dreams in music and video games. Being a nerd till the end of time, he will always expand his horizons by diving headfirst into new types of music, film, TV, anime, manga, and even comics. As long as its entertaining he’ll take it, with a grain of salt of course.

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