E3 2017: God Of War, The Dad of War Launches On PS4 In Early 2018
God of War PS4
(Last Updated On: June 12, 2017)

During the rather tepid E3 conference that Sony rolled out this year in Los Angeles, California, we learned that Corey Barlog and the rest of the team at Santa Monica Studios have a settled released window for their upcoming action-adventure game, God of War.

The game has been jokingly called “Dad of War” online and from media present at the event because it was so heavily focused on Kratos as a parent.

In addition to learning that they’re targeting an early 2018 release for the upcoming game, you can check out the new gameplay footage they unveiled at the event for the PS4 exclusive, courtesy of MKIceandFire.

The gameplay reveals some really good looking melee combat. Opposite of what Ubisoft did with Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Santa Monica Studios actually upgraded their combat by making it smoother, making it more visceral and ensuring that gamers are getting in there deep and tight to execute some hardcore looking attacks on the undead (and not-so-dead).

It’s also interesting because it appears they want to incorporate the story with the way Kratos actually fights. During some of the more vicious and unrelenting moments where he’s ripping and shredding enemies, he tells his boy… “Close your heart to their desperation. Close your heart to their suffering.”

Such a mean-arse line.

We also see that platforming seems to make an appearance as well. Kratos and the boy will have to scale up certain areas, not unlike Horizon: Zero Dawn.

It’s hard to tell what the ratio of platforming to melee combat to story segments will fill out the pie but I’m sure we’ll learn soon enough as the Santa Monica Studios begin ramping up the hype machine leading toward the early 2018 release.

Barlog did reveal that the boat we see in the trailer above will be the prime way to traverse throughout the game across the various Norse-themed isles. Additionally, Kratos will have access to additional weapons, but his Thor-style axe will be his main weapon.

So far God of War looks like a really solid gameplay experience based on what they’ve showcased.


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  • Migi

    I had only one thing on my mind when i watched the trailer, And that was where was the goddamn blood? Has Kratos joined the fucking SJW club?

  • Pratim Gupta

    Need more vikings and mead

  • descent3031

    I know someone who got a job working at Sony Santa-Monica for this game. His is very talented and fanatical about his work. Without telling me anything that could breach any NDA he’s signed, everything he’s told me about this game is fucking exciting.

    I was a fan of the first three, but it sounds like they’re actually not going to be much of an indicator for this game. We shall see I suppose, but I’m holding out hope it’s a well polished yet rugged experience.

  • Lionhart16

    Maybe it’s just me, but this Sony was kinda piss-poor with their Conference this year, and that’s a damn shame. I really, REALLY hope Nintendo goes guns blazing tomorrow, because Microsoft would take best show of E3 this year, and that would be one of the biggest surprises to me if that happens.

    Also: I’m up to date with the situation with Tim Soret. I’m still gonna buy The Last Night, but for fuck sakes CAN THEY LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE SUPPORTING THEM RATHER THAN THE PEOPLE BITCHING AT THEM?!!!!!

    Jesus FUCKING CHRIST! Why is it that EVERY time stuff like this happens, people who SUPPORT the developer’s views are apparently invisible to the dev, and they can only see the hate?! It’s shit like that that makes things like game developing, which was always my dream job for the longest of times, feel like such a nightmare now if you can’t conform.

    I hate the fact that if you say even ONE THING that no one else agrees with, you can possibly kiss your whole FUCKING career goodbye and have the stigma follow you for the rest of your life, because NO ONE wants to find the other side of the story. They’re so satisfied with the info that’s force-fed into their mouths every moment of every day that they don’t care to be skeptical and will even attack those who endanger their way of living, even when those they’re fighting are the ones trying to HELP THEM THINK FOR THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF ALWAYS BELIEVING WHAT EVERYONE TELLS THEM!

    *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh*

    Okay.

    Rage-Rant over.

    I’m just getting sick and tired of these bully tactics, but I also want to smack some sense into devs to ignore them and stick to their guns too.

    So many problems, so, SO little time. 🙁

    • Yeah I felt Microsoft took this year. Sony had some good showings but very little or nothing of surprise that genuinely has me hyped.

      Microsoft didn’t have much in the hype factor but they just had so much it was impossible not to like something. A Way Out is still the game I’m most interested in, though.

  • LurkerJK

    If i was the CEO of sony “Dad of War” would be the name of the game and ppl would love the heck out of it