Sony Santa Monica's Cory Barlog announced today on PlayStation Blog that the upcoming PS4-exclusive God of War will release on the 20th of April. In addition to the release date, Sony also released a new trailer for the game, and revealed the game's Special Editions and pre-order bonuses.
This has been a long journey just to reach this point so it is a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!
Speaking of trailers. Yeah, I just lost interest in finding an elegant way to get here from the last paragraph so I just went for it. That is just how I roll. I really am ecstatic that I can finally show you this beautiful trailer we have been cooking up in the creative kitchens of Santa Monica Studio headquarters. It will give you more insight on why Kratos and Atreus are going on their journey, as well as provide a glimpse at some new bits of action.
God of War will have a Collector's Edition, a Stone Mason Edition, and a Limited Edition. The Collector's Edition, which you can in the images below, includes a 9" statue of Kratos and Atreus, a Steelbook Case, an exclusive lithograph, a cloth map, 2" Huldra Brothers Carvings, a God of War digital comic book, a God of War digital artbook, and several in-game items. The Collector's Edition will be available to purchase for $129.99.
Available exclusively in North America, the Stone Mason Edition includes everything in the Collector’s Edition along with four very distinct, rare items directly from the game, such as Atreus’ wooden Horse and Troll carvings. The Stone Mason Edition will be available for $149.99.
Finally, we have the game's Limited Edition. This edition includes a physical copy of the game, along with a Steelbook Case embossed with the Huldra Bros logo, a physical copy of the art book, and several in-game extras, like the Death’s Vow armour set, Exile’s Guardian Shield and a GoW PS4 theme.
For those that prefer digital, a Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available. This edition comes with a digital copy of God of War, as well as the God of War digital comic book, digital God of War artbook, a PS4 dynamic theme, and an exclusive armor and shield set. The Digital Deluxe Edition will be available for $69.99.
Finally, those who pre-order any edition of God of War will acquire three legendary shields skins for Kratos to bash and defend against all manner of creatures we created in the brutal Norse wilds. Pre-ordering the game at selected retailers will also grant you the Luck of Ages XP Talisman which improvers the wearer’s luck, providing additional XP and Hacksilves gain, and increasing the ability to trigger Perks.