Upcoming God of War Will Be Filled With Gore; Vikings Won’t Appear

We still haven’t seen anything from the upcoming God of War aside from the extended trailer at last year’s E3, but like he did earlier this year, director Cory Barlog once again took to Twitter to reveal a few more details on the hotly anticipated title.

Brutal violence has been a staple of the series since day one, so it’s no surprise that Barlog confirmed that the new game will not shirk away from gore. Replying to a fan’s query, he stated that as it’s set in a very violent time, featuring strong violence and gore is unavoidable. Guess this means they can look forward to the game being censored in Germany and Japan just like the previous installments.

To be honest, we knew that gore was going to be featured prominently in the upcoming God of War, so that didn’t come as much of a surprise. But the next revelation will certainly catch you off guard. Despite being set in the world of Norse mythology, Barlog confirmed that God of War will not feature any vikings as it takes place before they existed.

Yup, apparently it takes place long before the time of the vikings, so if you were hoping to control Kratos as he lays waste to hoards of axe-wielding, horned helmet-wearing warriors, then I’m sorry to leave you disappointing. This actually raises the question of whether Kratos’s son Atreus will be the only human character in the game (although to be precise, he’s actually half demigod).

Developed by Sony Santa Monica and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, we should finally be seeing more footage from God of War at E3 next month.

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