We lastly bought our first take a look at the upcoming sequel to 2018’s God of Battle, formally titled God of Battle: Ragnarok, throughout Sony’s PlayStation Showcase. These with a eager eye might have noticed a well-known character teased within the trailer wielding a mighty hammer.
It was confirmed shortly after the showcase that it was, in reality, Thor who may very well be seen for a short second within the trailer. Now, we have gotten a full-body reveal of the Norse God himself and he appears to be like very completely different than many people are used to.
Warning: Spoilers forward for God of Battle (2018).
Those that accomplished 2018’s God of Battle might bear in mind the Thor teaser for reaching the true ending because it’s the identical shot used within the trailer, implying that Kratos could also be going head-to-head in opposition to the God of Thunder within the upcoming sequel.
Revealed by Sony Santa Monica Artwork Director Raf Grassetti on Twitter, this model of Thor extra carefully resembles that of Norse mythology and folklore as he is depicted with lengthy pink hair and a pink beard.
My boy! pic.twitter.com/5hPocTewBJ
— Raf Grassetti (@rafagrassetti) September 9, 2021
In a developer interview following the PlayStation Showcase, Sony Santa Monica’s Eric Williams, Director of the upcoming God of Battle: Ragnarok, revealed the character teaser and voice from the gameplay trailer was Thor. He’s voiced by Ryan Hurst who is understood for his work as Opie Winston in Sons of Anarchy.
Williams additionally talked about that “[Opie’s] tackle Thor and [Sony Santa Monica’s] take visually on Thor are very completely different from the hunky Australian you would possibly know,” implying that this model of Thor wouldn’t share many similarities with Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal within the MCU movies. Though, Fats Thor want to have a phrase.
Williams describes his Thor as a “huge, burly, hedonistic man-child” who’s a “little off-kilter than the Thor individuals know proper now.” Not a lot else is understood of the Son of Odin, except for his ravenous killing of Giants and his stalemate in opposition to the World Serpent, however it’s clear he is come for revenge and can possible play a big function in Ragnarok.
No official launch date has been given, however God of Battle: Ragnarok is presently slated for a 2022 launch date.
Should you missed in the present day’s huge reveals, try our full breakdown of the whole lot introduced throughout Sony’s September PlayStation Showcase for info on the following Spider-Man sequel, in addition to some extra surprises.
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