Throwback Thursday: God Of War’s Kratos Has A Secret Phone Number (VIDEO)
God of War‘s Kratos may have recently given the axe to the monsters of Norse mythology, but there was a time when the Ghost of Sparta decidedly unleashed his rage within the realm of Greek Olympians. This initial setting is home to many of the franchise’s biggest easter eggs, one of which revealed that the blade-wielding god-slayer has himself a phone number.
The first God of War’s memorable conclusion saw Kratos victorious in his quest for vengeance, putting down the ruthless Greek god Ares once and for all. Much to his annoyance, this act of deicide had also placed him next in line as the new God of War, leaving players to literally ascend the throne as part of the game’s final moments.
One stop along the way sees two large statues erected in Kratos’ honor: a large minotaur and Ares, two enemies Kratos had only just finished beating into a fine pulp at that point. Of course, the urge to once again reduce these structures to rubble is completely understandable given the Hades players had just been through. Those who stick out a lengthy barrage of statue attacks will eventually meet with a satisfying destruction as well as a special phone number belonging to Kratos himself.
Contacting the on-screen number “1-800-613-8840” results in a glorious audio message, one where Kratos directly congratulates listeners for finding the hidden easter egg. Events soon take a humorous turn when God of War creator David Jaffe butts in on the call and attempts to hijack the spotlight, all while Kratos grows increasingly annoyed with Jaffe’s over-the-top behavior. If you can’t call the number yourself, check it out in the video below.
While the existence of this goofy message is amazing in and of itself, what’s even more incredible is that the old number still actually works after all these years. One has to hand it to developer Santa Monica Studio and their dedication to keeping this easter egg alive. Hopefully, we’ll eventually get more kooky calls like these for future releases, as I’m sure fans like myself wouldn’t be able to get enough of them.
What do you think? Would you like to see this goofy easter egg return? Which character would you love to have a phone message from? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! Also, be on the lookout for the next Throwback Thursday where we’ll highlight yet another piece of trivia from gaming past. For entries from previous weeks, check out these next few news stories:
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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.