With God of Warfare Ragnarok solely a bit over a yr previous, it’s protected to imagine that it’s going to be some time earlier than we begin listening to concerning the collection’ subsequent mainline title, however fortunately sufficient for followers, it looks as if there’s nonetheless one thing to stay up for within the close to future. With current leaks claiming that an enlargement or Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales-style half-sequel is within the works for final yr’s action-adventure title, right here, we’re going to check out just a few issues we’d wish to see from it if it seems that the rumours are literally proper.
NOTE: There are spoilers forward for God of Warfare Ragnarok.
ANOTHER WEAPON FOR ATREUS
With Sony Santa Monica having confirmed in no obscure phrases that the subsequent mainline God of Warfare recreation will transfer on from the Norse mythology setting, and given this alleged title’s nature as a smaller enlargement (or half-sequel) sprouting from Ragnarok, it wouldn’t shock us within the slightest if it turned out to be targeted on Atreus as the first protagonist. And if that’s the case, hopefully, he’ll be having access to a brand new weapon.
Atreus’ playable sections in God of Warfare Ragnarok had been clearly nowhere close to as fleshed out from a mechanics perspective because the Kratos sections were- which made sense, as a result of he was nowhere near being the principle protagonist. But when he does find yourself taking the lead within the enlargement, Sony Santa Monica would wish to beef up his gameplay aspect of issues considerably. Particularly the place fight is worried, our hope is that that can entail a brand new weapon, as a result of utilizing simply Atreus’ bow for each melee and ranged fight all through the expertise would probably get boring fairly rapidly.
Santa Monica Studio let gamers journey to each single one of many 9 Realms in God of Warfare Ragnarok, however although there was no scarcity of selection within the areas we received to discover, we’d nonetheless like to see some totally new locations within the rumoured DLC. Ideally, we’d like to see giant, new maps in Realms that we noticed comparatively much less of – like a brand new explorable space in Jotunheim, maybe – however even new areas in locations like Svartalfheim, Midgard, Vanaheim, or Alfheim can be greater than welcome additions.
No matter which of the 9 Realms these new hypothetical areas will probably be in, we desperately hope that they take loads of cues from the extremely designed Crater map in Vanaheim. The Crater is well one of the best location in all of God of Warfare Ragnarok, whether or not it’s the content material and enemies that it homes that you just’re speaking about, its visuals and artwork fashion, or the unbelievable stage design, and we’d like to see extra of the identical in Ragnarok’s rumoured DLC.
PICK UP RAGNAROK’S CHARACTER-SPECIFIC STORIES
We are able to most likely assume that the subsequent chapter in Kratos’ story is being saved for the subsequent mainline recreation within the collection, however although Ragnarok was the final main entry in God of Warfare’s Norse saga, it did nonetheless depart loads of character-specific narrative threads hanging. Atreus and Angrboda are the plain ones, after all, and presumably, they’ll each get loads of screentime (assuming the rumoured DLC does put Atreus entrance and middle).
Past these two, nonetheless, there’s additionally Thrud, who inherits Thor’s hammer on the finish of Ragnarok. What’s occurring together with her? Will we get to see her utilizing Mjolnir? If the story does certainly give attention to Atreus, it might make sense for Thrud to have a task to play as effectively. Moreover, if the story continues to be set within the Norse realms (which, once more, it most likely will probably be), we’d be stunned if Tyr didn’t have extra screentime as effectively. In truth, we’d be dissatisfied if he didn’t, given the truth that the overwhelming majority of what we noticed of Tyr in God of Warfare Ragnarok was really simply Odin masquerading as him. Possibly give us a while with the precise Tyr too?
EXPLAIN THE MASK
God of Warfare Ragnarok’s story builds up many fascinating mysteries all through the sport’s runtime, and although lots of them do get resolved, there are a number of that don’t- together with some fairly main ones. The largest of all of them is the Masks, which is central to not solely Atreus’ arc, but additionally Odin’s. In fact, by the point the sport involves an finish, the Masks has been destroyed, whereas the rift that Odin wished to look by with the assistance of the masks has closed as effectively. However the nature, objective, or origins of the rift or the masks are by no means actually defined.
It’s a serious unresolved thriller, and it looks as if too main of a plot thread for the collection to simply by no means carry up once more. In spite of everything, Odin describes the rift as a tear in actuality, and believes that by it lie all of the solutions to the best mysteries concerning the nature of the universe and its very existence. With that in thoughts, are we to imagine that the rift and the masks will one way or the other tie into future video games’ tales? And if that’s certainly the case, may they arrive again to play a serious position within the DLC’s story as effectively, maybe as a method of establishing what the collection’ subsequent mythological setting will probably be?
Oh, talking of which…
SET UP THE NEXT SETTING
Even earlier than God of Warfare Ragnarok launched, Sony Santa Monica confirmed that it might be the final recreation within the collection’ Norse saga, stunning an incredible many individuals who had assumed that the Norse saga would as a substitute be a trilogy. It would, after all, be some time earlier than we see what mythological setting God of Warfare will use as its setting subsequent, since presumably Ragnarok’s rumoured DLC (or half-sequel, or no matter it finally ends up being) goes to stay with the Norse realms, however it may nonetheless function a good way for Sony Santa Monica to start out planting the seeds for the collection’ future. When God of Warfare Ragnarok involves an finish, although it leaves loads of threads unresolved, it doesn’t actually give a lot away about how the collection goes to transition away from its Norse setting, so one would naturally count on the rumoured DLC to function a bridge between the present setting and the subsequent one.
Perhaps, the DLC will comply with Atreus and Angrboda’s quest to seek out the Giants, so we’re not anticipating to journey to a brand new mythological setting simply but, however hopefully, the story will not less than have just a few hints about the place Kratos and co will probably be headed sooner or later. Possibly Atreus lastly manages to look by the rifts about will get a glimpse of the mythological realm that the subsequent God of Warfare recreation will probably be set in? We’re definitely preserving our fingers crossed, that’s for positive.
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