The follow-up to the 2018 soft reboot of God of War is set to be a dramatic affair, with a large cast of characters from Norse mythology.
God of War Ragnarök is still potentially a ways off, but every mythological character and creature from its roster currently revealed has already amounted to a sizable cast. After the game’s first reveal over a year ago with an expected 2021 release, the game’s launch was pushed into 2022, with recent news confirming that Ragnarök’s delay was in regards to cast health issues. There is still no smaller release window than sometime next year, but the most recent PlayStation Showcase at least gave waiting fans a new trailer, which teased some story elements as it introduced the large cast of characters.
Following the events of 2018’s God of War soft reboot, the Nine Realms of ancient Scandinavia are on the doorstep of Ragnarök, the apocalyptic event that is foretold to bring about the death of the gods. According to prophecy, Ragnarök wasn’t supposed to occur for centuries, but Kratos has a history of messing with the finely woven tapestries of fate. Now, Ragnarök is set to see Kratos and Atreus journeying to find Tyr, the Norse god of war, who may be able to aid them in an attempt to stop the coming disaster.