Kratos has a new life, a new family, and a new mythology in God of War. The Roman God is back to hacking and slashing again, but this time he has a son who he must teach the ways of god violence, though his son appears to be far more empathetic than his father in the new trailer.
The gameplay trailer shows Kratos using his adopted new weapon of choice, some kind of glowing, blue axe. He appears to have some new tools as well like a shield that transforms into a blunt instrument. An interesting part of the trailer shows Kratos' son asking his father to spare a life, based on his mother's teachings that some people are good. It's a dramatic change for the God of War franchise.
God of War will hit consoles in Early 2018, hopefully with more story and empathy so as to appeal to a broader audience.