Some details, albeit brief, about God of War’s plot have surfaced on the game’s new official website.
God of War gives Kratos an “unexpected opportunity to master his rage”
The God of War website primarily exists to showcase the footage released during E3, but a few plot details on the site shed some light on the directions the game is taking. We knew that the game would be set after God of War 3 and incorporate elements of Norse mythology, but the website paints a clearer picture than we had previously.
The website offers up these 230-odd words of description:
WHAT LIES AHEAD
It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created…
A NEW BEGINNING
His vengeance against the gods of Olympus far behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the lands of the Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive…and teach his son to do the same.
As mentor and protector to a son determined to earn his respect, Kratos is faced with an unexpected opportunity to master the rage that has long defined him. Questioning the dark lineage he’s passed on to his son, he hopes to make amends for the shortcomings of his past.
MIGARD AND BEYOND
Set within the untamed forests, mountains, and realms of Norse lore, God of War features a distinctly new setting with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods.
VICIOUS, PHYSICAL COMBAT
With an intimate, over-the-shoulder free camera that brings the action closer than ever, combat in God of War is up close, frenetic, and unflinching. Kratos’ axe – powerful, magic and multi-faceted – is a brutal weapon as well as a versatile tool for exploration.
This “unexpected opportunity” is particularly interesting, as is Kratos’ desire to make amends. It may be a while until we find out what, exactly, this opportunity is.
God of War will be an PS4 exclusive. No release date has been announced.