Ragnarok, the God of War, is approaching, and Odin appears to be stirring the pot a little more than we initially anticipated; see why in the new tale trailer below.
We know it feels like we’ve been waiting for three Fimbulwinters for the God of War Ragnarok release date, but it’s almost here, and Santa Monica Studios is fanning fans’ fires with one spectacular trailer after another. However, one significant person is concealed in plain sight in the developer’s latest trailer: Odin. That’s right, the All-Father himself appears in the latest God of War Ragnarök teaser, and what he says suggests he’ll play a key role in the future adventure.
God of War fans was treated to another clip for Santa Monica Studios’ impending Ragnarök during the current State of Play event. The film dubbed an “Official Story Trailer,” gives fans an idea of what Kratos and Atreus are up against – and who they’ll be working with within the highly anticipated sequel.
While the trailer does a fantastic job of setting up a complicated relationship between Kratos and Tyr – the Aesir god of war who is referenced throughout the 2018 title – and showing off some of the new realms and environments we’ll be exploring, it also hints rather heavily that the friction between Kratos and the Aesir gods is only going to get worse.
The new God of War Ragnarok trailer doesn’t have Tyr whispering sweet nothings and provocative comments into Kratos’ ear… Odin has arrived.
If you pay great attention to the trailer, which you can see below, you’ll notice that the voice speaking to Kratos changes around the 00:40 mark. The first voice is obviously Tyr, but the second voice may not be someone you recognize – and there’s a purpose for that. We’re inclined to agree with fans who have taken a look at the God of War Ragnarök voice actors cast and determined that this is the voice of Richard Schiff, who is supposed to play the All-Father Odin in the next release.
This is, of course, an interesting view into the type of Odin we’ll be dealing with in Ragnarok. However, it’s also rather frightening for Kratos’ fate when you realise that Odin’s statements are practically poking the bear – attempting to rile Kratos up.
“You don’t really want war, Kratos?” That blood on your hands… Your son’s hands… What do you know about godhood? Has someone ever worshipped you in your life? Have you ever prayed to yourself? Can you ever conceive of such love? No!
” You don’t care about anything other than yourself… Beyond the monster that kills for no reason.”
Yes, we don’t know if Odin will get his hands dirty in God of War Ragnarök, but he’s definitely got Kratos figured out. Everything he says contradicts what Kratos is attempting to become – a better man and parent – and what he wishes to leave behind – a monster that kills without reason.
We know Kratos isn’t going to care much about being worshipped, but we have a feeling Odin’s words will hit all the wrong buttons. He’s stirring the pot, and we can’t wait to see what comes out of it.