Sony today released a trailer for a new God of War, for PlayStation 4. It's being developed by Santa Monica Studio.
The heavily rumored game, simply called God of War, will feature a new-look Kratos who has aged. At the start of the demo, old Kratos takes a boy hunting. They get into a fight with Nordic-like monsters. Kratos swings his axe and makes some brutal kills, while his son grapples with a bow. Kratos then fights a horned troll-boss who makes reference to "Valhalla."
The game camera takes an over-the-shoulder view, with the game carrying open-world characteristics.
Inspired by Greek mythology and featuring giant combatants, the God of War series stretches back to the original hit game, which launched on PlayStation 2 in 2005.
"I knew I didn’t want to simply reboot the franchise, starting over with a retelling of the origin story," explained creative director Cory Barlog, writing for PlayStation Blog. "I wanted to reimagine the gameplay, give players a fresh perspective and a new tactile experience while delving deeper into the emotional journey of Kratos to explore the compelling drama that unfolds when an immortal demigod makes a decision to change."