The much talked about “God of War 4” has been finally announced at the recently concluded Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) event. It was deemed one of the biggest reveal at that time partly because fans have been clamoring for a new installment of the titular series for a while now. Little is known about the upcoming title, but details about the gameplay and its PS4 story have surfaced.

Kratos with his son in the gameplay reveal trailer

“God of War 4” will feature two combat systems. In the first, players will be utilizing an axe in every battle. Obviously, it is intended to be used as a melee weapon. However, it can also be quite effective in casting spells. In fact, Kratos can throw the axe at will and recall it, like Thor’s hammer.

As for the second “God of War 4” combat play, it will feature a hand-to-hand fight. Through this combat mode, gamers will experience more visceral movements from the iconic character.

It is also worth noting that “God of War 4” will include a rage meter. It was placed to give Kratos a more humanized persona while for the sake of his relationship with his son. Through the rage meter, players gain more control over Kratos rage while fighting nearby lurking Norse creatures.

The game will feature elements similar to (RPG), such as archery knowledge points, as well as a Spartan Rage timed-ability during battle. . There will also be crafting resources for the player to find.The new installment features a third person over the shoulder camera, a departure from the previous installments, which featured a third-person, fixed cinematic camera.

Players will play as Kratos throughout the entire game. However, there will be times when the player will passively control Kratos’ son. One button is dedicated to his son and its use depends on the context. Developers have stated that the son is “like magic, an additional combat resource, and the player is training him and teaching him.” The son can shoot lightning arrows with his bow, depending on where the player looks.Over the course of the game, the son helps in combat, traversal, exploration, and puzzle-solving. When facing a large amount of enemies, the son will freely act as a distraction for the weaker enemies as Kratos fights the stronger ones.A welcome change to the series in our opinion.

“God of War 4” has yet to acquire an official release date. It is expected, however, to arrive sometime in 2017.

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