A new God of War title was revealed during Sony’s E3 press conference earlier this week. It has been confirmed that the game will center around Norse mythology, but it has now been revealed that the game was almost based in Egypt.

“Egyptian mythology was the other one and half the team was into that,” stated Sony Santa Monica creative director Cory Barlog. “All of them had great reasons. I think, for me, as I looked at both of these, Egyptian mythology is about the pharaohs as embodiments of the gods on earth and there’s a lot more about civilization – it’s less isolated, less barren. I think at this time, we really wanted to focus on Kratos. Having too much around distracts from that central theme of a stranger in a strange land.”

The new God of War is heading in a much different direction than previous titles in the series. As mentioned before, the game is now based around Norse mythology. The game now has an over-the-shoulder third-person perspective, and features a much older Kratos, who now has a son. A game demo was shown at Sony’s E3 press conference, and features Kratos teaching his son how to hunt, which leads into a battle with a troll.

God of War will release on the PlayStation 4. The game does not have a release window at this time.

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