God of War E3 2017

Last year Corey Balrog and the team at Santa Monica Studios unveiled the all new take on the God of War franchise. It's almost like a reboot and a sequel all in one... like a requel, or a seboot. Anyway, the team has been silent all year long, but that's because the upcoming PS4 exclusive will play an even bigger part in E3 than we originally thought.

The news about God of War's presence at E3 comes courtesy of a tweet from the host of this year's E3 Coliseum, Geoff Keighley. There will be one full hour dedicated to the upcoming PS4 exclusive, where, hopefully, gamers will get to see a heck of a lot more from the game compared to what little was showcased last year during Sony's E3 press conference.

The Coliseum will be similar to the after-conference interview segments that Keighley hosted last year, where he sat down and talked to various developers about their upcoming projects, some of the design techniques they were using to create the games, and some of the hints and teases about the story, gameplay and cast members. Some of the interviews from last year included Hideo Kojima from Kojima Productions and managing director from Guerrilla Games, Hermen Hulst. The duo talked about how Kojima and Hulst worked together in collaborating on using the Decima Engine for the upcoming game Death Stranding.

Keighley also managed to glean some key details from creative director Neil Druckmann on the highly anticipated PS4 exclusive, The Last of Us 2. We didn't learn much other than that Ellie, from the original Last of Us, would be the lead playable character in the upcoming sequel.

For God of War things were a lot more... secretive. During the press tour around the E3 venue we actually had no idea what the game was going to be like other than what was revealed during the vertical slice demonstration that was showcased at Sony's E3 presser. Director Corey Balrog was mum about the details on the game, and all during the interviews he had to skirt around what was being worked on and how the team was handling the project.

What we did find out was that Stargate SG-1 alum Christopher Judge would be voicing Kratos, and that the game would ultimately center around a father and son tale (or at least, part of the story would center around that) where Kratos would attempt to raise his son in a harsh new world.

We also learned that the era takes place during the rise of the Norse gods and the fall of the Greek gods (especially given that Kratos went through and killed a bunch of the Greek gods in the previous games). Combat was mostly kept under wraps, though, along with locations and other gameplay mechanics.

It's likely that they will unveil all the sweet details about the upcoming God of War for the PlayStation 4 during the hour long presentation at this year's E3. Hopefully we get a rough idea of the game's release date and maybe some specifics on PS4 Pro support.

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