God of War: Ragnarok is one of the most anticipated games of 2022. Considering the ovations the first entry received, it’s no surprise that people are keeping an eye on what the sequel to the Santa Monica Studios title will bring. Unfortunately there don’t seem to be many plans on the horizon to give us an extended look at the title or at least prepare for this new journey alongside Kratos and Atreus.
If your anxiety is getting you down, the good news is that the studio decided to give the game a sneak peek in an exclusive God Of War: Ragnarok trailer for Game Informer. The preview, which you can see at the beginning of this article, is less than two minutes long, but it gives us some key clues about the game.
To begin with, there is the promise that this time we will be able to travel to all the nine kingdoms of Norse mythology. In the first God of War game, players were able to traverse Alfheim (the realm of the elves), Helheim (the Norse ‘hell’), Muspelheim (which is not part of the campaign, but rather serves as a combat challenge arena) , Nilfheim (a dungeon against the clock to farm rare materials), as well as Jotunheim (the realm of the giants and where we discover the identity of Atreus as Loki). The story begins in Midgard (which is the mortal realm), so in theory God of War lets us see at least six of the nine realms that exist.
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The thing is, out of these five kingdoms, only two are actually maps that we can actually play the campaign on. Two are post game objectives and offer very limited activities, while one simply serves as a setting for the game’s epilogue.
The promise is that in this new title we will be able to meet the other three missing kingdoms: Asgard, Vanaheim and Svartalfheim. The trailer gives us a glimpse of the last one, which is the kingdom of the dwarves and is intended to serve as a map full of riddles and puzzles that players will have to solve using the abilities of Kratos and company. The promise is that we will also be able to tour some of the previously visited kingdoms, so hopefully we will see more of Nilfheim and Nilfheim.
God of War: Ragnarok is scheduled for release on November 9, 2022.