God of War Ragnarök release date announced
The 2018 reboot of the iconic PlayStation series God of War was coveted as one of the best games of the last decade - maybe even of all time. As someone who never played the original God of War games on past PlayStation consoles, I was unsure if I would like the new game or if I was “entitled” to play it. I couldn’t resist the hype and gave it a shot, and it was an amazing experience. I really enjoyed the combat and the story, and I always had intentions of going back and replaying it but just never made time to do it. Given how successful God of War 2018 was, we all expected a sequel to be announced; plus, it was teased at the end of the game. It was officially announced in the fall of 2020 with the title “God of War Ragnarök,” with a slated release date of 2021, but it was delayed for a few different reasons, obviously including the pandemic. Well, the wait is finally over - Ragnarök is dropping on Nov. 9.
Ragnarök takes place three years after the events of the first game. Atreus, who is now a teenager, will fight alongside daddy Kratos against Thor and Freya as they search for Tyr, the Norse god of war. Honestly, I can’t wait to dive back into this world. I recommend everyone play the 2018 reboot if only for the satisfying feeling of swinging that Leviathan Axe. I really can’t wait to jump back in with a slightly older Atreus to slay some Norse gods.
The game was originally going to be a PlayStation 5 (PS5) exclusive, but it is going to be available for PlayStation 4 (PS4) and 5, so don’t panic if you haven’t been able to score a PS5 yet. Anyone who enjoys single-player action-adventure games should keep this one on their radar, and definitely play God of War 2018 beforehand. If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription and a PS5, you can play God of War 2018 for no additional cost.