The culminating chapter of the saga God of War: Ragnarok landed this Wednesday all over the world on the latest generation consoles PlayStation 5as well as on the popular PlayStation 4, with extensive graphics and an action background that positions it as one of the best nominees for “Game of the Year”according to leading industry analysts.
The sequel to what is generally considered to be one of the best games of the PS4 generation, ragnarok, it took four years of development and a pandemic in between. your argument continues the story of Kratos and his son Atreus in the midst of Norse gods, but with the addition of the apocalyptic event that gives the video game its name: Ragnarok.
The Santa Monica studio, part of the PlayStation Studios conglomerate, has prepared for this new installment more than the satisfying fights featured in God of War (2018), including the trusty ax Leviathan Ax and Kratos’ Blades of Chaosgreater verticality in combat, versatile shield options to customize gameplay, a host of new mythical beasts to fight, and more.
“God of War 2018 was a great inspiration. It took many aspects of the action-focused games and combined them to set a new standard, something that had a direct impact on how we approached combat when creating Ghost of Tsushima, “said Ted Fishman. , lead combat designer of Sucker Punch, a company that is also part of PlayStation Studios.
God of War Ragnarök: versions
Like any blockbuster gamer, PlayStation has made a launch designed for various player profiles, beyond the console from which they embark on this new adventure of Kratos and his son Atreus.
God of War Ragnarok is currently available on four of editions; although the most expensive and with the most additional content – called Jotnar – quickly sold out in major markets outside the country.
This edition stands out in particular for including, in addition to a copy of the game, the 16 “replica of the hammer Mjölnir, figures of the characters and even a vinyl record featuring the Emmy and BAFTA Winner Soundtrack, Bear McCreary.
However, the Argentine fan can at least get the standard edition in the PlayStation Store online store accessible from the console. While the remaining luxury ($ 79.99) or collectible ($ 199) you have to buy them outside the country. Each of them differs in general in the amount of figures or collectibles.
The popular and cheap no physical disc costs $ 69.99, a price range set by Sony PlayStation since late 2020 for its so-called AAA games.
While those who decide to upgrade their PS4 version to the PlayStation 5 version will face the $ 10 charge.
God of War Ragnarök: when it arrives on PC
After the successful adaptation of the first game to the PC version, fans are eagerly awaiting PlayStation Studios to make the same decision with Ragnarok.
Sony has managed to bring its best and brightest PS4 games to PC in recent years. Titles like God of War, Days Gone, Horizon Zero Dawn, Spider-Man (and Miles Morales), Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection that have been able to shine on consoles are currently available for purchase from the Steam digital store.
The logical shift from console to PC will involve improved graphics, the implementation of artificial intelligence for graphics (DLSS), and greater customization by the gaming community through mods.
However, PlayStation Studios remains absolutely silent on the matter, there is no need to get excited about having God of War Ragnarök for quite some time in its PC version. However, according to the schedule of the latest releases outside of their consoles, most occurred after at least a year.