Yesterday during the PS5 Showcase Event, Sony released a short teaser for Santa Monica’s upcoming God of War: Ragnarok, coming 2021. After the massive success of God of War (2018)’s Nordic setting, this is a huge step toward expanding the God of War universe. For those unfamiliar with Norse mythology, Ragnarok is the war of Gods vs. Giants, and the fight to end the world and have it reborn as new. God of War (2018) introduced us to many Norse deities like Freya, Loki (Atreus), Jormungandr (the World Serpent), Magni and Modi, Baldur, Mimir, etc. and other deities like Thor and Odin were also mentioned. The gods that all mythology fans hope to see will be:
Heimdall is the Aesirian God of the Bifrost and the caller of Ragnarok. When Heimdallr blows his mythical Gjallarhorn, he announces Ragnarok’s coming and the end of the world. According to old Norse prophecies, during Ragnarok, Heimdallr will fight against Loki in a battle in which they’ll die. This means that we’ll most likely get to see Atreus vs Heimdallr’s action in the upcoming game!
For those who haven’t played the game before, Freya was a friend to Kratos and Atreus during most of the storyline, except for the end when Kratos killed her son, Baldur. Freya’s inclusion as a villain isn’t related to Ragnarok at all. It’s mostly due to the last game. She promised Kratos and Atreus that she’d rain down every imaginable agony upon them as revenge for her son. After all, in Norse mythology, Freya is the goddess of war, love, and the queen of the Valkyries, so we hope she’ll deliver!
Odin is the father and god of wisdom and war, who’ll most likely take Zeus’s role in the upcoming game. After all, the events happening to Kratos and Atreus were because of Odin’s demand. However, in Ragnarok, Odin gets eaten by the giant wolf Fenrir, the son of Loki. So we might also get the big dog in God of War: Ragnarok as well!
Without a doubt, Thor is every God of War fan’s most anticipated villain. Thor was mentioned countless times during God of War (2018) as the bane of all giants, and we got to fight his sons Magni and Modi in an epic battle! However, unlike the fun-loving Thor from the Marvel movies, Thor is the reason for all the Giants’ death. In Ragnarok, Thor is destined to fight against Jormungandr (the World Serpent), another one of Loki’s sons. In this battle, Thor will defeat the World Serpent, but its potent venom will get Thor’s best and kill him as well. We got to see Jormungandr as a friend to Atreus and Kratos, but the Jormungandr we saw in the game isn’t from their timeline. Thor struck him with his mighty hammer Mjolnir that the Serpent got sent back in time. Basically, in God of War (2018), he was talking to his dad and grandpa! It’s also worth mentioning that we got a glimpse of Thor in a secret cutscene that appears when you beat the game and go back home.