God of Battle: Ragnarok PS5 launch date, trailer, information and rumors

God of Battle: Ragnarok is on its means, and the most recent information from Sony suggests it’ll land on each the PS5 and the PS4 someday in 2022. 

For the reason that sport’s announcement again in September 2020, there’s been little or no official information or agency particulars about what we are able to anticipate from God of Battle: Ragnarok, aside from a affirmation that the sport’s launch window has shifted from 2021 to 2022.

Though we would have longer to attend for the discharge, we’ve received excessive hopes for a God of Battle: Ragnarok trailer quickly. It’s rumored that the official trailer would possibly debut as a part of a future Sony State of Play presentation and whereas that does not have a date but, rumors recommend it may happen in September.

The excellent news is, we all know that it is coming (ultimately), and it may be known as Ragnarok – the precise title hasn’t been formally confirmed simply but. Particulars are gentle on the bottom simply now however we have gathered collectively all of the information and rumors surrounding God of Battle: Ragnarok to date in our information under. Be sure you additionally try our rundown of all the opposite new PS5 video games on the way in which, too.

God of Battle: Ragnarok: what it’s good to know

  • What’s it? The sequel to the critically-acclaimed God of Battle (2018)
  • When can I play it? 2022
  • What can I play it on? PS5 and PS4

God of Battle: Ragnarok launch date

Picture credit score: SIE Santa Monica Studio (Picture credit score: Sony Santa Monica)

God of Battle: Ragnarok is because of launch in 2022 on PS5 and PS4, following a delay from its preliminary 2021 launch window. 

There was already hypothesis that Ragnarok may very well be delayed, on condition that Sony hadn’t talked about the sequel in its plans for 2021 because the sport’s announcement. Sony Santa Monica Studio confirmed the delay in June 2021, releasing an announcement on Twitter. It is unclear when in 2022 we are able to anticipate God of Battle: Ragnarok, however we’re hoping Sony provides us an replace someday later this 12 months.

God of Battle: Ragnarok trailer

The God of Battle: Ragnarok trailer dropped proper on the finish of Sony’s reside stream occasion in September, 2020, and exhibits off a short brand and the phrases “Raganarok is coming”. It is the one trailer we have seen for the sport up to now. Test it out under:

God of Battle: Ragnarok information and rumors

God of War PS4 screenshot

Picture credit score: SIE Santa Monica Studio (Picture credit score: SIE Santa Monica Studio)

When is the following State of Play and can God of Battle be a part of it?

It’s been some time since we final discovered particulars in regards to the untitled God of Battle sequel however there are rumors that it may make an look within the subsequent PlayStation State of Play stream. Sony doesn’t look like attending Gamescom 2021 in any official capability and it skipped E3 2021 too however in July, enterprise analyst Robert Serrano, who has appropriately leaked Sony occasion dates earlier than, tweeted that the following State of Play would happen on August 12, forward of Gamescom 2021, and would comprise updates on God of Battle: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and PSVR 2. 

This, in fact, hasn’t come to go however following studies that Horizon Forbidden West may very well be delayed till 2022, Serrano then tweeted that the PlayStation showcase has been delayed till September 16 and can give attention to “updates on the most recent titles from Worldwide Studios and world-class growth companions”. He additionally claims the stream will final 40 minutes which, if true, would depart loads of time to indicate a glimpse of God of Battle. 

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September, then, is the month we’re turning our consideration to within the hopes that PlayStation will ship an replace on the sport however we’re nonetheless ready for Sony to verify any plans for one more State of Play, by no means thoughts specifics on what will likely be in it.

It’ll launch ‘when its completed’, says artistic director
Following the absence of an replace on God of Battle: Ragnarok throughout PlayStation’s February 2021 State of Play, Santa Monica Studios Inventive Director, Cory Barlog, seems to have posted a tweet in response to these asking for an replace on the sport. 

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Studying “When it’s completed it’s completed”, Barlog’s tweet doesn’t straight point out God of Battle: Ragnarok but it surely appears seemingly that’s what he’s referring to.  The sport nonetheless has a reasonably huge launch window of 2021, however there have been rumors that it is likely to be a delay and this tweet doesn’t precisely clear them up. However, as Barlog says, “Belief that it’s what’s finest for everybody.”

Coming to PS4 too
PlayStation Studios boss Herman Hulst appears to have confirmed that God of Battle will likely be coming to PS4. In a PlayStation Weblog submit, when requested about how PS4 elements into PlayStation Studios’ imaginative and prescient, Hulst stated:

“The place it is smart to develop a title for each PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the following God of Battle, GT7 — we’ll proceed that. And if PS4 homeowners need to play that sport, then they’ll. In the event that they need to go on and play the PS5 model, that sport will likely be there for them.”

Beforehand God of Battle: Ragnarok was solely confirmed to launch on PS5.

PS5 Showcase
God of Battle: Ragnarok was briefly teased on the finish of the PS5 Showcase occasion on September 16 2020, the place Sony additionally introduced the value and launch date of the next-gen PS5 console.

Cory Barlog additionally modified his Twitter header to a redacted latinate script – and his Twitter avatar to an image of ice. It suggests we’re shifting additional north, and into colder climes…

Job Listings
As noticed by GamesRadar, SIE Santa Monica Studio posted job listings final 12 months for quite a few roles throughout its programming, artwork, design, and tech artwork groups – with one itemizing clearly citing the God of Battle reboot. 

Candidates for Senior Fight Designer “Should have data of God of Battle (2018) and be capable to converse in depth in regards to the fight techniques, mechanics and enemies”.

A list for Facial Mix Form Character Artist additionally particularly mentions “next-gen videogame platform expertise” for the position: one thing that ought to whittle down potential candidates to comparatively few animators, on condition that the following technology of consoles have but to launch.

The waters had been muddied barely with a Senior Gameplay Animator posting, which asks for somebody “to assist us push the boundaries of motion and fight motion and set the bar for gameplay really feel on the PS4“.

God of Battle PS4 theme
Again in April 2019, a brand new dynamic theme appeared on PS4 to have a good time the anniversary of the God of Battle reboot. The theme confirmed Kratos and Atreus rowing, nonetheless the theme contained a secret message (found by eagle-eyed God of Battle followers on Reddit). 

The boat the pair are rowing in has runes etched on its facet which translate (in English) to “Ragnarok is coming” – which we now know to be a fairly official slogan for the sport.

No God of Battle DLC
God of Battle director Corey Barlog had stated there have been initially plans for DLC for the 2018 reboot, however stated they had been halted for being “too formidable”. Meaning the studio can make investments sources into a completely new sport versus post-launch content material.

God of Battle (2018) PS5 replace
To make the await God of Battle: Ragnarok a bit of simpler, Sony Santa Monica have launched a God of Battle PS5 replace that reinforces the sport’s decision to a checkerboard 4K decision whereas sustaining a 60fps goal. Hopefully which means Ragnarok will proceed the pleasing pattern of extra PS5 video games hitting 60fps, even when it means compromising or dropping the decision barely to realize it.

God of Battle: Ragnarok: what we need to see

God of War PS4 combat

Picture credit score: SIE Santa Monica Studio (Picture credit score: SIE Santa Monica Studio)

[Warning: spoilers for the ending of God of War ahead.]

Exploring that ending additional
On the finish of God of Battle, we discovered that Kratos’ spouse (and Atreus’ mom) Faye was really a Big known as Laufey. Meaning Atreus is half God and half Big and, what’s extra, he has a special identify altogether: Loki. You realize Loki, the trickster of Norse mythology. 

Hopefully God of Battle: Ragnarok will discover this additional and we’ll discover out extra about Faye’s secret previous, in addition to why she stored all of it a secret within the first place. We’re additionally hoping Atreus will embrace the shape-shifting talents that Loki is infamous for as an alternative of merely standing on the sidelines firing arrows at enemies. 

Atreus is not a boy anymore
The God of Battle sequel could proceed on straight from the occasions of the earlier sport, nonetheless we predict it might be extra fascinating to see how a teenage Atreus and grumpy dad Kratos truthful on an journey.