God of War Ragnarok gets behind-the-scenes story trailer

God of War Ragnarok

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Santa Monica Studio shared a new behind-the-scenes trailer for God of War Ragnarok.

The first in a series of trailers showing off the game’s production, the new “Shaping the Story” trailer focuses on the new sequel’s story – which takes you to all Nine Realms in Norse mythology.

“In the God of War Ragnarök Behind the Scenes series, we will be taking you to all Nine Realms – from Midgard to Asgard (and perhaps a pitstop along the way),” Santa Monica Studio community manager Grace Orlady said. “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.”

Every Tuesday for the next nine weeks Sony will share another behind-the-scenes trailer focusing on a single aspect of the game, from shaping the story and elevating combat, to creating the score, and crafting cinematics.

Orlady added, “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 Ragnarök, as well as how our team approached taking on a sequel that will conclude the Norse saga.”

Here’s the new trailer:

Here’s a rundown on the game:

God of War Ragnarok info

Embark on an epic and heartfelt journey as Kratos and Atreus struggle with holding on and letting go.

From Santa Monica Studio comes the sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War (2018). Fimbulwinter is well underway. Kratos and Atreus must journey to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for a prophesied battle that will end the world. Along the way they will explore stunning, mythical landscapes, and face fearsome enemies in the form of Norse gods and monsters. The threat of Ragnarök grows ever closer. Kratos and Atreus must choose between their own safety and the safety of the realms.


  • A future, unwritten – Atreus seeks knowledge to help him understand the prophecy of “Loki” and establish his role 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.
  • Instruments of war – The Leviathan Axe, Blades of Chaos and Guardian Shield return alongside a host of new abilities for both Kratos and Atreus. Kratos’ deadly Spartan skills will be tested like never before as he battles gods and monsters across Nine Realms to protect his family.
  • Explore vast realms – Journey through dangerous and stunning landscapes while facing a wide variety of enemy creatures, monsters and Norse gods as Kratos and Atreus search for answers.

God of War Ragnarok is set to launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 9th.

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