Leak reveals God of War 4 will take Kratos on a rampage

first_img…to the halls of Valhalla.My boy.#GodofWar4— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 4, 2016 Yesterday, industry insider Shinobi602 teased on Twitter that the God of War series would take inspiration from Norse myths in the upcoming God of War 4. This would be a radical departure for a series traditionally centered around Greek mythology.Across the rainbow bridge…— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 4, 2016 Afterwards, NerdLeaks obtained images from the game, which came from the website of an artist working on God of War 4. Apparently, they did this by bypassing a password protected section of the artist’s site. The NerdLeaks website and Twitter are now offline, but the stolen images are archived on NeoGAF.Despite seemingly meeting an end in God of War 3 (though that was sort of left up in the air), it appears that long-time series protagonist Kratos will appear in this installment, albeit with a fancy new beard. Other images include locations such as Alfheim and Vanaheimr, two of the nine realms of Norse myths. There are also images of life-restoring health runes, giant puzzle rooms, and the Bifrost (the Rainbow Bridge).The images also give us additional information. Besides the aforementioned worlds, Kratos will also visit one or more prisons. Kratos can use his new axe not only to attack, but to cut vines and (somehow) create bridges and walkways with it. The environment may also interact with Kratos, with plants spewing out spores if he touches them.Kratos battling the pantheon of Norse Gods is something that has been talked about ever since the release of the original game. Series creator David Jaffe said then that possible God of War sequels could have Kratos taking on gods of other religions. It’s entirely possible that we may see a whole set of games based around Norse myths, and after this set is concluded, Kratos could take on deities from other myths in future games.Polygon has reported that the images in question are legit, but it would still be best to take this all with a grain of salt. However, we do know that Sony is working on God of War 4, so let’s hope they reveal more this year during E3. Personally speaking, I welcome the chance to see Kratos take on an entire pantheon of deities who are all essentially gods of war. Stay tuned for more information as it surfaces.last_img

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