God of War Releases in April

By Rebecca Smith, 11 months ago
Announced at E3 2016, players have been anticipating the latest title in the God of War franchise for quite a while. Well, the wait is nearly over. God of War will be released on April 20th worldwide. To celebrate this fact, Santa Monica Studio has released a new trailer that tells players exactly why Kratos and his son, Atreus, are partaking in this journey, as well as some of the action from the game.


Players who pre-order the title at any retailer, physically or digitally, will receive three legendary shield skins for Kratos. In addition to this, players who pre-order at GameStop or EB Games in North America, or unspecified selected retailers in Europe, will also receive the Luck of Ages XP Talisman, which provides the following benefits:

  • Increase XP gain
  • Increase Hacksilver gain
  • Increase the ability to trigger Perks
Editions

There's also quite a selection of limited editions from which to choose. First, there's the Collector's Edition that will retail for US$129.99 USD/CA$169.99 or regional equivalent. This edition includes:

  • 9" Kratos and Atreus Statue by Gentle Giant
  • Steelbook Case
  • 2" Huldra Brothers Carvings
  • Exclusive Lithograph
  • Cloth Map
  • God of War PS4 Game
  • [Digital Content] Death's Vow Armour Set
  • [Digital Content] Exile's Guardian Shield
  • [Digital Content] Dark Horse Comic
  • [Digital Content] Dark Horse Artbook
  • [Digital Content] Dynamic Theme
Editions

If you prefer a digital copy, you might be more interested in the Digital Deluxe Edition, which will retail for US$69.99 USD/CA$89.99 or regional equivalent. Players who pre-order this edition in North America will also receive a limited-run God of War physical pin. The Edition itself will include the following digital content:

  • God of War PS4 Game Download
  • Death's Vow Armour Set
  • Exile's Guardian Shield
  • Dark Horse Comic
  • Dark Horse Artbook
  • Dynamic Theme
Editions

This is now where it gets complicated. If you live in Europe, your third choice is the Limited Edition. It includes the following content:

  • Steelbook Case
  • God of War PS4 Game
  • Dark Horse Artbook
  • [Digital Content] Death's Vow Armour Set
  • [Digital Content] Exile's Guardian Shield
  • [Digital Content] Dynamic Theme
Editions

Finally, if you live in North America, your third option is the fairly impressive Stone Mason Edition, which will retail for US$149.99 USD/CA$199.99. It includes the following content:

  • 9" Kratos and Atreus Statue by Gentle Giant
  • Steelbook Case
  • 2" Huldra Brothers Carvings
  • Exclusive Lithograph
  • Cloth Map
  • Stone Mason's Ring
  • Mimir's Head Talking Keychain
  • 2" Horse and Troll Carvings
  • God of War PS4 Game
  • [Digital Content] Defender of the Chosen Shield
  • [Digital Content] Death's Vow Armour Set
  • [Digital Content] Exile's Guardian Shield
  • [Digital Content] Dark Horse Comic
  • [Digital Content] Dark Horse Artbook
  • [Digital Content] Dynamic Theme
Editions

Of course, there's always the standard edition of the game too. Now that the game is finally in sight, will you be plucking for any of these shiny editions?

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Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.