We lastly received our first look at the upcoming sequel to 2018’s God of War, formally titled God of War: Ragnarok, throughout Sony’s PlayStation Showcase. Those with a eager eye might have noticed a acquainted character teased in 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 temporary second in 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 of us are used to.
Warning: Spoilers forward for God of War (2018).
Every Character in God of War: Ragnarok
Those who accomplished 2018’s God of War might bear in mind the Thor teaser for reaching the true ending because it’s the identical shot used in the trailer, implying that Kratos could also be going head-to-head in opposition to the God of Thunder in the upcoming sequel.
Revealed by Sony Santa Monica Art Director Raf Grassetti on Twitter, this model of Thor extra intently resembles that of Norse mythology and folklore as he is depicted with lengthy purple hair and a purple 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 War: Ragnarok, revealed the character teaser and voice from the gameplay trailer was Thor. He is 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 may know,” implying that this model of Thor wouldn’t share many similarities with Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal in the MCU movies. Although, Bro 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 folks know proper now.” Not a lot else is understood of the Son of Odin, other than 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 probably play a massive function in Ragnarok.
No official launch date has been given, however God of War: Ragnarok is at the moment slated for a 2022 launch date.
If you missed right now’s huge reveals, try our full breakdown of everything announced during Sony’s September PlayStation Showcase for info on the next Spider-Man sequel, in addition to some extra surprises.