New God Of War Mythology Allows For “Weird” Moments Of Humor
The God of War franchise may have its roots in the era of Ancient Greece, but the upcoming PlayStation 4 sequel places Kratos in the locale of Norse mythology for an all-new adventure. This new region gives the main character a new lease on life, becoming a loving father and being obscenely more open to boat travel. The God of War mythology shake-up comes direct from Creative Director Cory Barlog, who recently discussed the narrative freedoms that come with adopting a Scandinavian lore.
Speaking with Game Informer, Barlog described the Scandinavian mythos as “weird” as it has an unusual sense of humor compared to more contemporary cultures. However, this irreverence ultimately drew Barlog to the new setting because it contrasted the somber brutality we’ve seen before in previous Greek-set titles. He went on to compare the experience to the “Marvel Universe” way of doing things, how they weave bits of fun between the long stretches of high-stakes action.
Newly spun God of War mythology is only one of the franchise’s many aspects being flipped on its head. Not only are sex mini-games being dropped, but Kratos now wields a magical axe rather than his iconic Blades of Chaos. This was all by design as we learned recently that Cory Barlog was brought onto the project to essentially “break the rules” of the series. We’ll see how far things go when God of War releases on PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018.
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