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Launch details have finally been revealed for God of War, including the various versions of the game and, of course, an actual date when players can expect to tackle Kratos' next epic adventure. Get ready to slay a whole new pantheon of gods starting April 20.
We imagine the folks over at Sony Santa Monica Studios are letting out a sigh of relief, as the main development of God of War finally has a light at the end of the tunnel. The team was gunning for an early 2018 arrival and, with April 20 set as the official date, we figure they achieved that goal.
Barlog then talks about how insane the journey has been just to get to this point, as the latest entry in the GoW epic has been a full five years in the making. He notes that the team at Sony Santa Monica is equally excited to let players finally get their hands on the game, which will be available in several flavors.
We're becoming less fond of these types of things, but it appears they're alive and well with the new God of War. If you pre-order any version of the game from a participating retailer, you'll earn three skins for a shield Kratos will eventually acquire. If you make that pre-order from GameStop or EB Games, however, you'll also earn a special experience boost to use in-game.
On top of the standard edition, you can grab the Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99, which includes a digital artbook, a digital comic, a PlayStation 4 theme, armor set and shield.
The physical Collector's Edition will set you back $129.99, and it includes stuff like a steelbook case, a cloth map, an exclusive lithograph, a pair of Huldra Brothers carvings and a 9" statue featuring Kratos and Atreus murdering monsters.
Then there's the Stone Mason Edition, which includes all of the Collector's Edition content as well as a Stone Mason's Ring, a talking Mimir's Head keychain, a special in-game shield and a carving of a horse and troll. That version will set you back a whopping $149.99.
And in case you need a refresher on why everyone is so pumped for the new God of War, here's a brand-spanking-new story trailer to tide you over.
It's been a long time coming, but God of War for the PlayStation 4 is officially only a few months off. There's always a chance that a last-minute delay could pop up, but we figure this is the type of game where Sony waited until they were all but certain they'd be able to make a stated launch window.
So if all goes according to plan, you'll get to see Kratos and his young'un back in action come April 20.