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God of War sequel coming to PS5 in 2021

Ragnarok is coming

PS5 God of War Ragnarok sequel Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony ended its PlayStation 5 showcase with a quick tease for what seems to be a follow-up to the highly-lauded God of War reboot on the PS5. Beyond the release year — 2021 — we don’t yet know much about the title. Kratos, along with Sony’s Santa Monica Studio, will both make a return, however. The follow-up will likely continue pulling on Norse mythology as well.

The brief teaser for the next God of War featured dialogue from Kratos, presumably speaking to Atreus, saying, “The time draws near. You must prepare yourself.” The teaser concludes with the phrase “Ragnarok is coming.”

A Ragnarok-focused sequel makes sense; not only has it been teased before, God of War left plenty of room for another game in that world. In our review of the 2018 dad game, which focused on an older and wiser Kratos, we said that the reboot had “plenty of gore, but now the guts have meatiness.”

God of War — the first one, that is — will also be a part of the newly-announced PlayStation Plus Collection on the PS5, a subscription service that seems to be Sony’s answer to Xbox Game Pass. Sony’s next-gen console is out Nov. 12 for $499, or $399 without the optical disc drive.

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