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God of War Ragnarok: PlayStation Release Date for PS4 and PS5

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God of War Ragnarok - PlayStation Release Date for PS4 and PS5

The God of War Ragnarok PlayStation release date for PS4 and PS5 is confirmed to be coming in 2022. It’s not just a sequel to God of War 2018, though. Instead, the game will be a full-on reboot of the franchise with Kratos moving from his adventures in ancient Greece to Norse mythology. We’ll tell you everything we know about God of War Ragnarok below, including when you can expect it to come out.

The next God of War is coming out, What we know so far.

God of War Ragnarok is the sequel to God of War III (and a prequel to all other games in the series). It was first announced during Sony’s E3 2016 press conference. The game Is being developed by Santa Monica Studio and will be released on the PS4 and PS5 in the third quarter of 2022 although no release date has been officially given.

About God of War Ragnarok

The God of War franchise has been an enormous success for Sony and its developer Santa Monica Studio. The first game was released in 2005 and has since spawned two sequels on PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, as well as a PSP spinoff.

God of War: Ragnarok is the most anticipated sequel to 2018’s God of War. It picks up right off from where Sony Santa Monica Studio left off in their Norse adventure, with Kratos and his son Atreus heading out into the wide world once again.

There are no concrete details about what this game will be based on yet, but it’s safe to assume that the game will pick up right where 2018’s installment left off. The game promises to be the final chapter in Kratos’ story as well as the Norse storyline that began back in 2005 with God Of War (PS2).

What will happen in God of War Ragnarok?

God of War used to be a pretty linear adventure where Kratos walked from left to right and killed everything in his path. But lately, the series has been branching out into more open worlds that allow players to explore freely.

Ragnarok will continue this trend by giving players an open world to explore and fight through. The game is being developed by Sony Santa Monica Studio and not Ready At Dawn Studios (the studio behind God of War: Ascension), so fans can expect a very different experience from previous entries in the series.

The main story will take about 15 hours to complete, according to creative director Cory Barlog — more if you want to complete all side quests and find all collectibles.

God of War Ragnarok

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The Antagonists

The God of War Ragnarok will feature two main antagonists: Freya and Thor. Freya is the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility in Norse mythology. She also has a son named Baldur who becomes an important character in God of War Ragnarok as he was killed by Kratos during the events of God of War III.

Thor is the god of thunder in Norse mythology. He wields a giant hammer named Mjolnir which gives him great power over electricity, lightning, and storms when thrown at enemies or used as a melee weapon against foes. Thor’s powers were diminished when he died during Ragnarok but he was restored after being revived by Odin’s spirit on Earth after 10 years after his death (he was resurrected back on Asgard during that time).

PS5 And PS4 Release Date for God of War Ragnarok

In a nutshell, there is no PS5 release date known. The reason for this is simple: the PS5 hasn’t been announced yet, and we don’t know when it will be. But you can expect to play God of War Ragnarok on your PS5 or PS4 sometime in 2022 (or later).

Unconfirmed News

God of War Ragnarok has no official release date but since then internet users have heard from the PlayStation database that it could be set for a release date of October 30, 2022, this could still be a possible placeholder date for Q3 of 2022.

Reveal trailer

The trailer was released on youtube Sep 9, 2021. It currently sits at 14.8 Million Views, making it the most viewed game reveal trailer in history.

Anticipation for the game after the trailer was released is very high, with many players looking forward to its release date and platform availability. Watch the Trailer Here.

Why the delay Since 2019?

The Voice actor for Kratos (Christopher Judge) was ill which in turn delayed the timeline for making the game.

Taking to the micro-blogging platform Twitter, Judge stated that “Ragnarok was delayed because of me” and also explained that in 2019 he was faced with significant health problems leaving him unable to walk for a bit. The illness required “back surgery, both hips replaced, and knee surgery” as well as rehab, which Sony Santa Monica waited for him to recover from.

What we can expect from God of War Ragnarok.

The game is still harsh out some complexities between father and son. The battle sims that you can expect are epic, it will feature Mjolnir along with some other locations like Asgard and Vanaheim.

Vanaheim is the home of the Vanir gods, which has been simply described in one word: “dense” by developers. This realm is darker than Midgard or Asgard, which makes sense given that its inhabitants aren’t particularly fond of light and warmth (or so they’d have you believe). You’ll visit this land in both single-player missions as well as online multiplayer modes where you’ll come face to face with everyone’s favorite frost giant Thrym!

Final Thoughts

Fans have been waiting for the next God of War for over five years now, and it looks like we’re finally getting some concrete information about its release date. The game is set to be released on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on an Undefined day in 2022. Not a lot is known about the plot of this upcoming title in the franchise so far, but we do know that it will be a continuation of where things left off at God of War III: Ragnarok.

Although there have been rumors suggesting that an announcement would come out during Sony’s State of Play event, these were quickly debunked by developers who said they didn’t want fans to get their hopes up too high just yet.

Unyime Anthony is a gaming enthusiast specializing in first-in-class gaming content, including PS4, Xbox, Nintendo, and Movies, to educate and inform readers.