This upcoming third-person action-adventure video game in development by Santa Monica Studio and to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It will be released on April 20, 2018 for the PlayStation 4 console. It is the eighth installment in the God of War series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010’s God of War III.
The story is a new direction for the series, as it is loosely based on Norse mythology—all previous games were based on Greek mythology. Series protagonist Kratos returns as the main character, and he now has a son named Atreus. Kratos acts as a mentor and protector to his son, and has to master the rage that has driven him for many years.
God of War received critical acclaim, being praised for its combat, visuals, world design, story, and characters. Receiving a 95/100 from review aggregator Metacritic, it is the highest-scoring game in the franchise.