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God of War Ragnark, the new chapter in the epic saga from Santa Monica Studios that will put an end to this new stage set in Norse mythology, will go on sale on November 9 for PS4 and PS5. In Vandal we are already enjoying it in depth and, in fact, for several days now you can already check our first impressions to find out what we think of this new PlayStation exclusive, although you will have to wait until November 3 to read our final verdict .
The story of God of War (2018) has a multitude of characters beyond Kratos and Atreus who will possibly have a vital importance for the development of the events of the sequel, which of course will include a good handful of new faces. That is why we have decided to carry out a summary of the key characteristics and the importance that each character will have in ragnark as a guide not only to refresh the history of the previous title, but so that you have the basic information to start the adventure.
Attention! This article contains spoilers about the saga God of War.
Characters appearing in God of War Ragnark
Kratos, also known as the Ghost of Sparta, will return as the main protagonist in God of War Ragnark. In the previous installment we were told that Kratos decided to exile himself to the cold Nordic lands after slaughtering the Gods of Olympus in search of a somewhat quieter life away from violence. Our protagonist settled in Midgard and had a son, Atreus, with a woman named Faye. The story of God of War told us how Kratos and Atreus were embarking on a long journey to scatter Faye’s ashes on the highest peak of the nine Norse kingdoms, while in ragnark we can see the confrontation of both against Thor and his alliance with Tyrin addition to the evolution of their complicated parent-child relationship.
Atreus debut in God of War and quickly established himself as one of the richest and most nuanced characters in the series. Kratos’ young son questions his father about his past and his nature throughout the first game, though it’s not until the end that he gets some answers. One of the biggest revelations of the title was that Faye gave him the name Loki at birth., a detail that will surely be crucial for the development of the second part. We do not know the role that Atreus will play in ragnarkalthough the official story trailer shows us that he guides his father on a journey with a destination that only he seems to know.
Mimir, the wise talking head who is both endearing and irritating in equal measure, will once again accompany the Kratos and Atreus duo on their journey through the nine realms. In the previous installment we were told that Mimir was originally the ambassador of the Aesir gods until Odin, the main god of Norse mythology, I decided to imprison him after being beheaded. However, Mimir was rescued by Kratos and Atreus during the adventure and decided to join them to tell stories and tales, as well as crack the occasional joke and, of course, guide them on their way to make it easier for them.
Angrboda is one of the new characters to be introduced in God of War Ragnark. Curiously, we have hardly had the opportunity to see her during the promotion of the title, so we suspect that Santa Monica is preferring to keep her involvement in the plot to avoid possible spoilers that could ruin the plot. However, from what little we have seen, we suspect that she is an ally of Kratos and Atreus. We also know from the first game that she is a young Giant who, in some unknown way, managed to survive the genocide of the Giants by the Aesir gods.
The former Vanir leader, queen of the Valkyries and ex-wife of Odin will also have a certain role in ragnark. Freya is presented as an ally of Kratos and Atreus at the beginning of the first adventure, although as those of you who have completed the title will know, at the end she ends up becoming an enemy who seeks revenge after Kratos, in an attempt to save her life, decide to kill his son Baldur. The goddess has the ability to turn into an eagle and is capable of using powerful Seidr magic, so we imagine that she will not make things easy for our protagonists at all.
Although he appeared briefly during the secret epilogue of God of Warnot be until ragnark that we will be able to know in conditions and see in all its splendor Thor, the god of thunder. Kratos and Atreus killed their two sons, Magni and Modi., so it would not be surprising that the main purpose of the son of Odin is to seek revenge for his family. So far we have only been able to see him with Mjolnir in action in a brief confrontation against Kratos. Although his appearance did not convince some players at first, the truth is that he is really faithful if we stick to the original mythological descriptions.
Tyr, the equivalent of Kratos in Norse mythology, was mentioned in God of War as a legend that many believed had died, although in the sequel we discover that he really he was betrayed and imprisoned by Odin and we can see how Kratos and Atreus rescue him from captivity to help them fight the dangers they will encounter on the journey. The god of war in Norse mythology is defined as an explorer who has traveled the world collecting relics and exchanging knowledge with different cultures, so his wisdom will probably be of great help. It should be noted that, like other characters, his story will differ from that of mythology.
Sindri, one of the Huldra brothers, will be back in ragnark as one of our trusted blacksmiths. Sindri and his brother Brok are credited as Crafting Kratos’ Leviathan Ax and Thor’s Mjolnir, so we are talking about two characters with an amazing ability to create weapons. Taking into account that Thor will have much more prominence in ragnark, we would not be surprised if he told us more about his relationship with the god of thunder. As in the first game, we imagine that we can use to improve our equipment as long as we have the necessary materials.
Sindri’s brother will also not miss the conclusion of the Nordic saga and will appear with his brother after their reconciliation in God of War. As a curiosity, in the first game we were told that both characters decided to split the family business because they kept arguing over who was the better craftsman. Brok is a veteran master craftsman who, as we mentioned in the Sindri section, makes sure that we go to the confrontations well equipped with improvements in weapons, armor and equipment in general.
Durlin is another new character that we will have the pleasure of meeting in ragnark. Not much information has been revealed about him, although from what little we have seen it seems that he will act as a kind of guide or adviser that provide useful information about the gods to Kratos and Atreus. One of the most striking aspects of his design is that he carries Dinner on his shoulder, a strange creature that is a mix between a squid and an octopus.
The main god of Norse mythology is one of the best kept secrets of ragnark. Officially we do not know how to look in the video game, although a leak pointed out that his appearance will be surprising, as is the case with Thor, while there are fans who believe that it could be the strange figure that visits Atreus in the attached capture . Odin, ruler of the Aesir and the Vaniris a very ambitious god who seeks to control the nine kingdoms, so we can expect an epic participation in ragnarkmore considering that it will probably be the last title set in this mythology.
Fenrir, who in the stories of Norse mythology appears as the son of Loki and Angrbodaappears briefly in the final trailers for the sequel to God of War. We do not know if the origins of this giant wolf with black fur will remain in existence. ragnark, although it is certainly one of the most intriguing questions in history. According to mythology, Fenrir is considered one of the Aesir’s greatest enemies and his main goal is to kill Odin during Ragnark.