The God of War Ragnarok release date has been confirmed for November 9.
Sony announce the release date in a tweet earlier today with an accompanying trailer. Dubbed ‘Father and Son’, the action begins with Kratos and Atreus battling their foes atop a snowy cliff, before Kratos is knocked into the abyss. It’s a rough fall, but that’s not the kind of thing that slows down a god.
The battle continues as the pair link up again, but a new foe appears. As father and son stand together to take on a giant wolf – possibly Fenrir, the lupine threat well-known in Norse mythology, and often linked to Loki – the pair speak out.
“When you are at your weakest,” Kratos begins, before Loki chimes in with “and fear and doubt are a burden to heavy to bear, remember this – you are not alone.”
The trailer ends with confirmation of the November 9 release date, bringing to an end a lengthy saga of rumours and uncertainty around the God of War Ragnarok reveal drama. Given all the many reports about the game’s eventual release date, it comes as quite a surprise that Sony has chosen to simply drop the news in a trailer, rather than a more substantial showcase
With the God of War Ragnarok release date now set, Sony’s marketing for the game is likely to step up a notch. There have been rumours about a potential State of Play dedicated to the game, much like the one hosted ahead of the release of Horizon Forbidden West.
All told, the new date amounts to a significant overall delay for God of War Ragnarok, which was initially scheduled for launch in 2021. Given the hype around the title that we’re seeing already, however, the move to a Holiday release date could easily turn it into one of the biggest games of 2022.