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God of War is Coming! Brief Overview, Collector’s Editions and Pre-Order Exclusives.

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If tackling one form of Mythology wasn’t enough – Kratos is back, people, and this time with new mythology to use and abuse.

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That’s right, God of War has officially been given a release date for the PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Most recognized for his ruthless approach to, well, everything – he’s taking on a new, Norse Mythology in this adventure that promises to be as bloody, immersive and captivating as the games that came before it.

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Just your everyday serpent.

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Long-time fans of the series have a lot to look forward to, as the game is a direct sequel to fan-renowned, God of War 3.

This isn’t to discourage new players from joining and enjoying the experience, though – game-studio Sony Santa Monica promises a memorable experience for players both new and existing, so no need to worry there.

The most notable change (apart from the mythology, of course) is the addition of Kratos’ son, Atreus, who doubles as a story-driver and functioning companion.

What else to expect–

Cory Balrog,  games Director, announced on the Playstation blog that if you decide to pre-order the game, you can expect to get 3 exclusive shield skins, although, you’ll need online access to get them.

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ALSO, there are offering 3 different versions to snatch up, all with different grouping of added bonuses:

Stone Mason Edition –

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The Stone Mason Edition features a 9-inch tall statue of Kratos and Arteus hurting things per usual (courtesy of GentleGiant), a Steel Book case, an exclusive lithograph, a cloth map, 2-inch tall “Huldra Brothers” carvings, the Defender of the Chosen shield skin, a Stone Mason Ring, a Mimir’s Head talking key chain and 2-inch Horse and Troll carvings.

It also throws in all of the content from the Digital Deluxe version:

Death Vow’s Armour Set
Exile’s Guardian Shield
Dark Horse Comic (digital only)
Dark Horse Artbook (digital only)
Dynamic Theme

Collectors Edition –

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The Collectors Edition version comes with the same Steel Book with engraving as the Collectors edition, in addition to a physical copy of the Dark Horse Art Book – this and a few pieces from the digital content that is available:

Death Vow’s Armor Set
Exile’s Guardian Shield
Dynamic Theme

Digital Deluxe Edition –

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The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with all the digital content available for God of War,

Death Vow’s Armor Set
Exile’s Guardian Shield
Dark Horse Comic (digital only)
Dark Horse Artbook (digital only)
Dynamic Theme

If none of these options float your boat, you also have the option of going back to the basics with standard edition – the game itself is most important anyway, right?

God of War’s official release date is April 20th, 2018 – stoners and gamers alike can rejoice, knowing the wait is finally coming to its long, anticipated end.