The official PlayStation website has updated its God of War Ragnarok page, giving the game's first story synopsis.
Considering God of War Ragnarok is quickly shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the year and one that has special editions selling out within minutes of being shared, we know remarkably little about it. Aside from one trailer and a CG advert, we've barely seen anything of the game so far and only really know a few characters who will be in it, some of their motivations, and a few locations that Kratos and Atreus will visit.
This lack of any kind of a story synopsis was seemingly trying to keep the game as secret as possible, but the PlayStation website has now been updated alongside the launch of the Jotnar and Collector's editions of the game, giving a more official synopsis of the story and letting us know what Kratos and Atreus' journey is all about.
The page now reads, "From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Fimbulwinter is well underway. Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for a prophesied battle that will end the world. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters. The threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer. Kratos and Atreus must choose between their own safety and the safety of the realms."
Interestingly, this synopsis, or at least the mention of travelling through the nine realms and having their bond tested, matches up closely to the text that can be found on the back of the Collector's Edition steelbook. That passage is written in Norse and when translated it reads, "Twilight Beckons. The Bear and Wolf travel the realms nine hoping to stop that which seems inevitable. Their bond will be tested, yet they must hold together for the good of all."
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