Mark your calendar people, the long awaited God of War release date has finally been announced. After spending five years in development, the game is almost ready! The new trailer shed light on Kratos and Artreus’ relationship on their journey. You can watch the trailer for yourself in the box above but the most important take away was that we finally have a release date. God of War is coming this year on April 20! Before you pre-order, here are the details on the versions you can pick from:
Pre-ordering any version of the game will get you all three of these legendary shield skins. Do note that to redeem them, it requires you to have an active internet connection. This applies to both online and retailer pre-orders. If you want to get more out of your pre-order, stop by the nearest GameStop (US) or EB Games (CA) and get your copy from the retailer. Ordering from either of them will reward you with a Luck of Ages XP Talisman. The Talisman will boost your XP gain, Hacksilver gain and increase trigger rate of Perks.
As every collector’s edition goes, this one will also include a statue. It’s a 9″ statue featuring Kratos and Artreus. The collector’s edition also comes with a steelbook case for the game, 2″ Huldra Brothers carvings, exclusive lithograph and a cloth map. As for digital contents, players will get Death’s Vow armor set, Exile’s Guardian Shield, God of War digital comic #0 and God of War Digital Artbook by Dark Horse Comics plus a dynamic theme. This is currently priced at $129.99USD/$169.99CAD/500MYR.
Stone Mason Edition
The Stone Mason Edition is exclusive to US and Canada only. It carries everything from the collector’s edition along with four unique, rare items. A wooden horse that resembles the carving by Atreus seen in the E3 2016 debut trailer. There’s also the Stone Mason Ring that is rather significant to the story, you’ll have to play to find out! The Mimir Head is essentially a talking keychain and the last item is the Defender Of The Chosen Shield. This is priced at $149.99USD/$199.99CAD (EB Games Exclusive in Canada).
Digital Deluxe Edition
If you don’t care for the statue and figurines, there’s always the digital deluxe edition. This comes with the game, obviously, and a dynamic theme. There’s also the God of War Digital Comic #0 that will give you a little exposition prior to the journey. A God of War Digital Artbook is also included and both of these are done by Dark Horse Comics. You will also get the exclusive Death’s Vow armor set and Exile Guardian Shield. For purchasers living in US and Canada, pre-ordering the game also comes with a shiny, exclusive God of War physical pin. This is priced at $69.99USD/$89.99CAD.
So which version will you be getting? My moneybag tells me I can only afford the standard edition. Pre-order is open and you can start placing yours if you’re interested. Alternatively, you can blaze it to the store on April 20 and grab a physical copy, praying they’re not sold out while on the way.
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