Kratos is back and better than ever! It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that God of War topped the PS4 downloads list for April, but we’re humbled nonetheless by the incredible response the game has gotten.
Far Cry 5 and MLB The Show 18 continue to move, rounding out the top 3 for PS4, while Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality debuted at #1 for PS VR.
I find that themes in a score are an incredibly effective way to elicit an emotional response from an audience, and I felt strongly God of War would benefit from such an approach. I spent the first months of production in a liberated creative state, writing themes, free from the constraints of matching picture or satisfying gameplay requirements. This work resulted in a handful of essential themes that became the foundation of the score, four of which open the soundtrack album.
Have y’all finished God of War? If the answer is yes, this spoilercast is for you! I sat down with Director Cory Barlog to geek out over Norse mythology and get his thoughts on the full game (Including those juicy end game reveals!). Before we dive in, Ryan and I quickly chat through the new releases for next week and the Fortnite Battle Pass.
One of PlayStation’s most iconic series is reaching new heights this week. Thanks to all of you, our fans, God of War has become the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, with more than 3.1 million units sold globally in the first three days (April 20–22).
Hello! After sharing our unending excitement for God of War, Sid and I dove into why I can’t get enough of Night in the Woods and its hilarious and relatable storytelling. Other topics include Monster Hunter: World, Overcooked, and a spiraling tangent on the resurgence of nostalgia (strap in, folks).
“There’s an internal journey for every human being,” God of War Creative Director Cory Barlog recently told me. “In the old games, we tackled more of the physical journey. The emotional journey, the internal journey, is far more intriguing now.”
Indeed. Kratos has come a long, long way since the closing moments of 2010’s God of War III. It’s not just the bushy beard, or the magical throwing axe, or the son traveling by his side. It’s his manner, his temperament. Something is different.
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