Sony and developer Santa Monica Studio have released the first “Shaping the Story” episode for the new Behind the Scenes video series for God of War Ragnarok. A new episode will be released every Tuesday across nine weeks, each breaking down and discussing every major aspect of the game, including its combat elements, story, score, and more. God of War Ragnarok recently went gold and is set to launch on November 9 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
Santa Monica Studio lead community manager Grace Orlady commented on the series on a PlayStation Blog post, saying:
“In the God of War Ragnarok Behind the Scenes series, we will be taking you to all Nine Realms—from Midgard to Asgard (and perhaps a pitstop along the way). With each episode, we hope to provide you not only a unique perspective on the years long endeavor of creating this title, but also bring you insights from many of the team members who have made this possible. Our first episode begins much like our story does, in Midgard, where we’ll be discussing the key narrative beats from the last game that will come back into play in God of War Ragnarok, as well as how our team approached taking on a sequel that will conclude the Norse saga.”
The game’s details via Sony can be seen below:
Kratos and Atreus embark on a mythic journey for answers and allies before Ragnarok arrives.
From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as they prepare for the prophesied battle that will end the world.
Together, Kratos and Atreus venture deep into the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for war. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, gather allies from across the realms and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters.
As the threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer, Kratos and Atreus find themselves choosing between the safety of their family and the safety of the realms…
Those Who Break Fate – Atreus seeks knowledge to help him understand the prophecy of “Loki” and what role he is to play in Ragnarök. Kratos must decide whether he will be chained by the fear of repeating his mistakes or break free of his past to be the father Atreus needs.
Weapons of War – The Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos and Guardian Shield return alongside a host of new abilities for both Kratos and Atreus. As they take on gods and monsters from across the Nine Realms, Kratos’ deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he fights to protect his family.
Explore the Realms – Journey to dangerous and stunning landscapes while facing a wide variety of enemy creatures, monsters and Norse gods as Kratos and Atreus search for answers and allies.