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‘God Of War’ Fans Spot Possible Egypt Setting In ‘Ragnarok’ Trailer

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‘God Of War’ Fans Spot Possible Egypt Setting In ‘Ragnarok’ Trailer

God of War Ragnarök is on its way and we are so, so, so hyped. In the new trailer showcased during Sony's latest event, fans think they've worked out that the Ghost of Sparta is off to Egypt, thanks to the tiniest of teases.

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In the sequel, all Nine Realms will be available for traversal and with a new transportation method - a sled pulled by two wolves. Nothing had better happen to those wolves on Kratos and Atreus' journey or I'll cry. Anyway. Sony Santa Monica is really flexing its art teams' skills in the trailer, and the environments have left us starstruck.

"God of War Ragnarök will take you to the previously unreachable Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard - as well as to new areas from locations featured in the last game," explained Sony Santa Monica in a post to the PlayStation Blog. "Exploring the realms will take you everywhere from verdant, otherworldly jungles to intricate subterranean mining networks."

Have a look-see at the gorgeous gameplay of God Of War Ragnarök right here, where Atreus is now a terrible teenager and Thor is out to wreak his revenge on Kratos. Cor, it goes a mile a minute in the Norse Saga, doesn't it?

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"This next installment in the series will bring you a more diverse, beautiful, and mysterious variety of locations than in any other God of War game," concluded the studio. Now, if you remember the events of the previous game, Kratos, Atreus and Mimir come across a series of images portraying the giant Tyr using magic to travel to realms from Greek, Japanese, Celtic and Egyptian mythology. If you don't recall, don't worry - here's the image in question:

The image showing Tyr travelling magically in 'God Of War' / Credit: Sony Santa Monica
The image showing Tyr travelling magically in 'God Of War' / Credit: Sony Santa Monica
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In the trailer for Ragnarök, Kratos is seen fending off a ginormous crocodile-like creature. Crocodiles are a crucial part of Ancient Egyptian mythology, but it's possible that this is a reptile that only looks similar to a crocodile and instead belongs to one of the Nine Realms. However, God Of War fans are actually more preoccupied with the plants in the background of this battle.


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They've been identified as Dendrosenecio, a type of sunflower that is "native to the higher altitude zones of ten mountain groups in equatorial East Africa." Considering that Sony Santa Monica has been very committed to representing Norse mythology through the original texts, it's a big blunder to add these trees into one of the Nine Realms. Or, it's a big hint that Kratos and Atreus are in fact in Egypt and may encounter one of the many gods of this pantheon. We're not sure at the moment, so stick around for all of the scoops on God of War Ragnarök.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Santa Monica

Topics: sony, PlayStation, God Of War

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