God of War launches April 20, story trailer

Special editions and pre-order bonuses announced.

God of War

God of War will launch for PlayStation 4 on April 20, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.

The game will include multiple pre-order bonuses and be available in several editions. All of the following applies to both North America and Europe unless otherwise noted:

Pre-Order Bonus

Every edition of God of War will include three legendary shield skills as a pre-order bonus.

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If you pre-order any edition of God of War at GameStop or EB Games in North America, or at selected retailers across Europe, you’ll also receive Luck of Ages XP Boost, which grants +10 Luck and has one Enchantment Slot.

Luck influences the following:

  • Increase XP gain
  • Increase Hacksilver gain
  • Increase the ability to trigger Perks

Collector’s Edition ($129.99 USD / $169.99 CAD)

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  • 9-inch Kratos & Atreus Statue by Gentle Giant
  • SteelBook Case including God of War PlayStation 4 game
  • 2-inch Huldra Brothers carvings
  • Exclusive lithograph
  • Cloth map
  • Digital content
    • Death’s Vow armor set
    • Exile’s Guardian shield
    • God of War Digital Comic #0 by Dark Horse Comics
    • God of War Digital Artbook by Dark Horse Comics
    • Dynamic Theme

Stone Mason Edition ($149.99 USD / $199.99 CAD) – Only in North America (EB Games Exclusive in Canada)

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  • Stone Mason’s ring
  • Mimir’s Head talking key chain
  • 2-inch Horse & Troll carvings
  • 9-inch Kratos & Atreus Statue by Gentle Giant
  • SteelBook Case including God of War PlayStation 4 game
  • 2-inch Huldra Brothers carvings
  • Exclusive lithograph
  • Cloth map
  • Digital content
    • Defender of the Chosen shield
    • Death’s Vow armor set
    • Exile’s Guardian shield
    • God of War Digital Comic #0 by Dark Horse Comics
    • God of War Digital Artbook by Dark Horse Comics
    • Dynamic Theme

Limited Edition – Only in Europe

God of War

  • SteelBook Case including God of War PlayStation 4 game
  • Dark Horse Artbook
  • Digital Content
  • Death’s Vow armor set
  • Exile’s Guardian shield
  • Dynamic Theme

Digital Deluxe Edition ($69.99 USD / $89.99 CAD)

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  • God of War PlayStation 4 game download
  • God of War Digital Artbook by Dark Horse Comics
  • God of War Digital Comic #0 by Dark Horse Comics
  • Dynamic Theme
  • Death’s Vow armor set
  • Exile’s Guardian shield
  • Pre-Order Bonus: Kratos & Atreus physical pin – Only in North America, mailed to United States and Canada addresses

Here is an overview of the game, via PlayStation.com:

Bold New Beginning

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters. It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… And teach his son to do the same. This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat, breathtaking scale, and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

A Second Chance

Kratos is a father again. As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

A Darker, More Elemental World

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods. With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape—by far the largest in the franchise.

Vicious, Physical Combat

With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling. A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

Watch a new trailer below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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