Sony Teases a New God of War

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Sony Teases a New God of War

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A mysterious image and date may herald the return of Kratos.

Sony has posted a giant image to its official Facebook page that boldly asks, "Will vengeance bring redemption?" Directly beneath, is a date: 04.19.12, presumably when the community will receive something a bit more detailed than an oversized banner that looks like someone spilled coffee on your telescope while you were busy staring into the sun.

The words themselves don't intrinsically point toward everyone's favorite pugnacious Spartan deity, but an examination of the full URL seems to proffer a slight clue at what may follow. The center chunk of Sony's image is hosted here and, as those of you who were always finding Waldo faster than your friends may have already noticed, the back half of the lengthy URL contains the following evidence: "gowa_fb." "God of War Announcement_Facebook," anyone?

If a God of War 4 is to be announced next week, it shouldn't be too shocking. After all, Sony Santa Monica's studio head, John Hight, previously said that God of War 3 was merely the end of a trilogy, not of the series itself. Still, if you're a fan of the franchise, the beginning of a new chapter could be exciting news. Perhaps we'll even see the IP follow a new character or, gasp, format. And let's not forget the smattering of job postings that have pointed at multiplayer inclusion this time around. Either way, it looks like we'll know next Thursday.

Source: Eurogamer

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Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

DVS BSTrD:


Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

Ninja'd! Really, though, I get the feeling that Kratos devasted everything there was left to devastate in number 3. What next? Is he going to take on the Norse gods, or are we going to have to move him to an alien planet so he can royally vicerate of their dieties?

If they were smart you would be just playing some dude who was trying to kill Kratos for being a sack of crap.

I had fun with the boss fights and the spectacle for the three games we have so far...but I'm done. The godawful platforming and lack of camera control made me rage at the game far too much (seriously, why would you ever change the camera angle mid-jump while platforming around spinning blades and a pit of death!?!?).

LETS KILL JESUS!

O, wait, that's a bit far into the future...

Erm...

LETS KILL HORUS!
I mean, he's basically Jesus but came first and looks WAY cooler!

Clearly Kratos were killing the wrong gods the entire time, cause the real gods live on the moon.

OT: Eh, I enjoyed the games, but as mentioned previously, what's left to kill?

A God of War taking place after the events of God of War 3 would be dumb Most of the titans: dead. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon: dead. There's little left to kill and nothing left to kill could be more grand than what happened in GoW 1-3.

Even if Kratos was the literal villain of the game and you played someone else, it would be dumb. Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

They could do something I guess, but "Kratos kills everything in Greek mythology" should be over with by now. And if that's not what this game is going to be, why be God of War in the first place.I know there's obvious business reasons for it, but I'd like to think "from the studio that brought you God of War" would be a stronger draw than "it's God of War... Again!"

burningdragoon:
Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

Except the end of GoW3 shows a blood trail from where Kratos ran himself through to the edge of a cliff so basically not even he can kill himself.

Ehhh...Santa Monica Studios, please prove me wrong.

I can't think of a single way GoW4 would be a good game and everyone else above me already said why. Don't get me wrong: I love GoW. I own all GoW titles for the PS3. But I DON'T want to see this turn into another AC where we change protagonists or even time periods. Again, we have AC for that.

But yeah, not so surprised about GoW4. I'm fairly certain The Tester 3's winner (Wilson) will be working on it too. They hinted at it for the longest time.

Also...
"Developer Stig Asmussen has revealed that David Jaffe intended for Kratos to take on the Norse and Egyptian Mythology gods after having defeated Zeus, and the other Greek gods. Whether this story is yet to unfold, remains to be seen."

...From the GoW wiki. So...there's that.

I have two ideas about where this could go (It will be God of War IV that will be announced next week...it better be!).

1. Kratos fights Chaos itself. In the end there can only be Chaos and he has to fight Chaos to allow humanity to recover from the destruction of Olympus.

2. He fights the Norse or Egyptian gods who are trying to muscle their way into Greece to take over after the destruction of Olympus.

3. It's an entitrely different character in an entirely different uiniverse. Maybe the games will take an anthology approach.

I just want more God of War. I've been waiting anxiously for an announcement for months. The wait had better be over!

80Maxwell08:

burningdragoon:
Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

Except the end of GoW3 shows a blood trail from where Kratos ran himself through to the edge of a cliff so basically not even he can kill himself.

This. He's died so many times and come back. I don't see why he couldn't survive his wounds at the end of God of War III.

:/ oh .... so that's what that is, and here i was thinking it might have been interesting

80Maxwell08:

burningdragoon:
Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

Except the end of GoW3 shows a blood trail from where Kratos ran himself through to the edge of a cliff so basically not even he can kill himself.

Yes and that post-credits scene to make his fate more ambiguous was stupid then too. Well not stupid necessarily, but Kratos being alive would be stupid

SilverBullets000:

DVS BSTrD:


Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

Ninja'd! Really, though, I get the feeling that Kratos devasted everything there was left to devastate in number 3. What next? Is he going to take on the Norse gods, or are we going to have to move him to an alien planet so he can royally vicerate of their dieties?

*clears throat*

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Though I see it being a Co-op possible game, with the other player being Jesus and they both take down countless Romans.

Could we see a new character in a new mythology, hopefully not slaughtering all of their pantheon?

Kratos is immortal and founds the Illuminate.

This leads into Assassins Creed as a revelation is made that that Kratos is really...
THE BIG BAD...of the whole series!

Oh fuck ya I can see it now. There is gonna be a whole new take on 300.

burningdragoon:

Even if Kratos was the literal villain of the game and you played someone else, it would be dumb. Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

Ya but he gets killed in every single game.

GOW - Killed by Ares once and two a failed attempted suicide.

GOW2 - Killed by Zeus

GOW3 - Killed by somebody, ran himself threw and then we have the blood trail to Kratos`s favorite suicide cliff.

Riven from League of Legends:

"...so much death..."

Das Boot:
Oh fuck ya I can see it now. There is gonna be a whole new take on 300.

burningdragoon:

Even if Kratos was the literal villain of the game and you played someone else, it would be dumb. Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

Ya but he gets killed in every single game.

GOW - Killed by Ares once and two a failed attempted suicide.

GOW2 - Killed by Zeus

GOW3 - Killed by somebody, ran himself threw and then we have the blood trail to Kratos`s favorite suicide cliff.

Yes, yes I get it guys. There's no reason Kratos has to stay dead. There's also no reason at this point in the his story arc that he shouldn't. (bolded/blue parts are tl;dr version of below)

GoW1: Killed by Ares while on a quest to kill Ares. Climbs out of Hades so he can finish killing Ares.
Gow1-part 2: Once finished with his quest to kill Ares, he attempts suicide after realizing what kind of monster he has become. (important part of his character despite being shit on in 2+3.) Gods don't let him kill himself, force him to become the new God of War.

GoW2: Bitter about being forced to hang around as a god, Kratos abuses his powers to favor his old people. Killed by Zeus because of this. Kratos once again gets out of Hades and goes in brutal revenge quest to kill Zeus.

GoW3: Brutal revenge quest to kill Zeus successful. The three most powerful (and several others) gods are dead. Most, if not all, of the titans are dead. Kratos kills himself to release magic to save what's left of the world. Drags himself to the very cliff he wanted to die off after the first game. With no more revenge to keep himself going and no gods to stop him, he finally gets to die like he wanted to since the end of the first game.

That is why he should stay dead. He's wanted to be dead since the end of the first game. Kratos getting up again, getting some new blades-on-chains and going on some different quest would be stupid.

....if this teaser is or God of War IV, why does the background image of the message have dials and gauges?

burningdragoon:

That is why he should stay dead. He's wanted to be dead since the end of the first game. Kratos getting up again, getting some new blades-on-chains and going on some different quest would be stupid.

Oh I completely agree with you that he should stay dead. The best part of the third game was probably the blood trail off everybody`s favorite cliff. The thing is after the bullshit they pulled in the third one I could very well see them bringing him back for some bullshit reason.

Das Boot:

burningdragoon:

That is why he should stay dead. He's wanted to be dead since the end of the first game. Kratos getting up again, getting some new blades-on-chains and going on some different quest would be stupid.

Oh I completely agree with you that he should stay dead. The best part of the third game was probably the blood trail off everybody`s favorite cliff. The thing is after the bullshit they pulled in the third one I could very well see them bringing him back for some bullshit reason.

You agree!? Oh. Cool. Didn't mean to go all high and mighty then, my bad.

DVS BSTrD:


Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

Epic Ninja.Pretty sure everyone reading this story came here to post that.

But seriously, who is left to be killed?

Was just talking about this today. I want Kratos to fight the Norse Gods for some reason...

DVS BSTrD:


Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

I'm sure they will just start throwing in other mythology. Like Kratos vs Jesus.

OT: So wait...The third ended with him tying up EVERY loose end and having the series end on a semi good note...Why do game companies feel the need to ruin EVERYTHING they create?

oh right. Money

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Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

SilverBullets000:

Ninja'd! Really, though, I get the feeling that Kratos devasted everything there was left to devastate in number 3. What next? Is he going to take on the Norse gods, or are we going to have to move him to an alien planet so he can royally vicerate of their dieties?

Audacity:
I'm sure they will just start throwing in other mythology. Like Kratos vs Jesus.

OT: So wait...The third ended with him tying up EVERY loose end and having the series end on a semi good note...Why do game companies feel the need to ruin EVERYTHING they create?

oh right. Money

You mean like this?

DVS BSTrD:


Is there even anything left to kill in that universe?

The last game clearly set it up. Athena was still very much there despite being dead. And she was after something, so there's clearly another power at work.

To everyone saying all the Greek Gods are dead.

Never heard of the Primordial Gods I guess?

burningdragoon:
A God of War taking place after the events of God of War 3 would be dumb Most of the titans: dead. Zeus, Hades, and Poseidon: dead. There's little left to kill and nothing left to kill could be more grand than what happened in GoW 1-3.

Even if Kratos was the literal villain of the game and you played someone else, it would be dumb. Kratos is very much dead. As dead as you can be without Hades being around anyway.

They could do something I guess, but "Kratos kills everything in Greek mythology" should be over with by now. And if that's not what this game is going to be, why be God of War in the first place.I know there's obvious business reasons for it, but I'd like to think "from the studio that brought you God of War" would be a stronger draw than "it's God of War... Again!"

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They have ten years of BLANK between GoW1 and when Kratos got enlisted, so they can cram adventures there, like they did with the plots of the game son the portable games. Visiting Atlantis and fighting Apollo, etc.

God of War IV? Sony already announced this a long time ago. I already saw an actual trailer for this some odd months ago. This really isn't anything new.

If they're trying to go any further with this, perhaps, we'll get zombie gods. Well, that or other gods from other religions. Or, maybe, Kratos will enter a parallel universe where all the gods are still alive, but have different names. You know, because of the whole Greek/Roman parallel religion thing, as far as their gods go?

Great, this is starting to sound like what would happen in Sega made the next God of War.

They should let Kratos rest and make a new exciting IP. Whatever deity you might believe in knows we need more original IP's.

I don't care if there's "no gods left to kill", I'm excited. No where else can I get the balletic quality of murder and psychopathy that I get in God of War, that perfect blend of ridiculous but somehow feasible violence, the combination of mythology, reinterpretation, and a singular goal...I can't wait. All five games have been at least a B+, and the series as a whole is one of my favorites of all time.

I need to go. There's a minotaur out there without a dagger in it's throat.

Here is what I hope the plot of this one is: The massive cataclysmic state the world was left in at the end of 3 ends up with small rugged island tribes living on mountain tops created by the flood. Storms are frequent and the world is bleak, however the elements have found new hosts in the Norse gods who rule the island tribes and they live up to their predecessors in ferocity. Kratos, still surviving because of Hades soul/hope nonsense/resurrection by third party is seen as a new problem and is promptly hunted by the new gods for good reasons. Then chaos begins again because its funny that way.

Commence Giants/Ragnarok/Valkyries/Giant wolves and tons of "RAAAW!"

I hope God of War 4 features a new protagonist, and the last boss is Kratos. The guy has it coming.

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