After a tease from industry insider Shinobi602, concept art from a Sony Santa Monica artist’s website suggest that God of War 4 will be heading north to take on the Norse pantheon–but may still feature a version of Kratos as the protagonist.
After Shinobi’s message (he was last seen predicting Call of Duty in space, by the way), NerdLeaks gained access to a wealth of images – now viewable in full on NeoGAF or in the Imgur gallery below – that detail Norse-like settings, game features, and even show a bearded, trouser-wearing, axe-wielding take on Kratos.
Within that same NeoGAF thread, Shinobi has expressed regret for the tease, after it seems NerdLeaks bypassed a password-protected section of the artist’s website to download the images.
Sony has yet to announce a new God of War, but it has been in development since 2014 – when it was rumoured to be a series reboot.
What do you think about God of War moving north? I, personally, would have liked it if Kratos had traveled to Egypt to take on Montu, but I’ll fight Odin and bring Ragnarok to Asgard. Sounds fun!