God of War was rumored to show up at E3, and Sony delivered by opening their conference with gameplay from the highly anticipated PlayStation exclusive. God of War has had seven installments, four of them being console releases. They followed Kratos, a guy with serious anger problems, as he trampled through areas of Greek mythology with revenge on his mind.
This new entry looks to make several changes to the classic God of War formula. The biggest one being a switch from Greek mythology to Norse mythology. This allows the developer to delve into all new areas never before seen in the series. Another major change is the way the camera functions. This time around it is fixed much closer to Kratos, which seemed to create a more cinematic style to the gameplay. Not everything has been changed, for fans can still look forward to that classic God of War brutality that the series is known for.
The story is still a mystery, but the gameplay shows something that is more character driven. The back and forth between Kratos and his young companion is something never before seen in God of War. The audience can see the bond that these two characters have. It illustrates a more grounded Kratos who has greatly improved his anger problem as he teaches this young man how to hunt.
Sony Santa Monica is developing God of War and it will be released on PlayStation 4. There is still no release date for the game.