Santa Monica Studio's follow-up to 2018's God of War is one of the most highly anticipated games of this generation. After the PS4's best-selling title brought back a less vengeful but more grumpy Kratos, the Ghost of Sparta will continue his deadly tour through the Norse pantheon alongside his son, Atreus.
In late June, there were multiple talks that Sony would announce God of War: Ragnarok's release date on June 30 only to cancel its plans last minute. Some theorized that Sony will use God of War: Ragnarok as the highlight of an upcoming State of Play showcase.
Unfortunately, this didn't happen. Just like when Baldur jumped out of nowhere to ambush Kratos and Atreus, Sony barged into everyone's social media feeds by confirming that God of War Ragnarok will come out on November 9.
Alongside the announcement, Sony released a 30-second CGI trailer featuring the father-and-son duo fighting against all sorts of creatures, including what appears to be Fenrir, the wolf who ate the Sun in Norse mythology.
Sony and Santa Monica Studio also took this opportunity to reveal the different God of War: Ragnarok editions. As per the earlier leaks, the God of War sequel will be available in three different versions. You can get the standard version, which costs $59.99 on the PS4 and a bit more at $69.99 on the PS5. Meanwhile, the "launch edition" is slightly pricier and it comes with in-game armor and tunic cosmetics for Kratos and Atreus. Finally, if you've got money to spare, the game's collectible version, Jötnar Edition, adds everything else alongside a set of pins as well as a 16-inch Mjölnir replica, among several others.
To know more about what you're getting for the Jötnar Edition, you can watch the unboxing video below:
God of War Ragnarok will end Kratos' time fighting against the Norse gods. Before this, the titular God of War went on a murderous rampage and took out all the known Greek gods over six games across three PlayStation platforms over the span of a decade. After a long wait, it's nice to find out that God of War: Ragnarok will come out this year.
With its November release, PlayStation will have effectively bookended 2022 with major first-party exclusives after Horizon Forbidden West came out in February.