God of War Has a New Son and New Emotions in E3 Gameplay Trailer, Out Early 2018

God of War Has a New Son and New Emotions in E3 Gameplay Trailer, Out Early 2018

Kratos' beard isn't the only thing that's new.

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.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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