God of War Ragnarök Arrives This November, Sony Has Confirmed

God of War Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarök has.. not been delayed, and will be released this November.

Yes, there have been rumblings it was going to be pushed to 2023 but Sony and God of War developer Santa Monica Studios confirmed, via the latter’s Twitter account, that God of War Ragnarök was, after being delayed from 2021, still on for a 2022 release. Now, with surprisingly little fanfare, they’ve released a new trailer which, at its conclusion, confirms when you can get your hands on this PlayStation exclusive action-adventure.

The trailer shows protagonist Kratos and his son Atreus taking on a variety of enemies before coming to face to face with a vast wolf (probably the world-ending Fenrir of Norse legend). It then concludes by revealing that Ragnarök will arrive this 9th November, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

If you’re wondering what a Greek god is doing taking on Norse entities, it’s not that he’s run out of gods to kill, though that Kratos vs Jesus match-up never materialised. The previous God of War game, dubbed simply God of War, saw Kratos put his anger issues aside and move to Scandinavia to start a family.

However, without giving too much away, his actions in that game rubbed a lot of Norse deities up the wrong way, Thor included, and God of War Ragnarök will, in all likelihood, see him dealing with the consequences of those actions. In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is an apocalyptic and potentially world-ending event, so you can expect this sequel to really shake things up.

Apart from announcing the release date, Sony have revealed that, aside from the vanilla version of the game, there’ll be three other editions of God of War Ragnarök. You can find full details of those editions here, but there’s a Digital Deluxe edition, which features a range of in-game cosmetics, a Collector’s Edition which features a replica of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir and a Jötnar Edition which also throws in a dwarven dice set, a vinyl soundtrack LP and more.

The latter two editions, both of which are physical, do contain a steelbook case for a disc but don’t come with a disc. Instead, the game is included as a digital download. Yes, it’s a little baffling – why both with a steelbook when there’s no disc to go in there?

Sony hasn’t said where these editions will be available from, or a price, though they have specified pre-orders for God of War Ragnarök will open July 15, 2022 at 10:00 am (local time). So we’re assuming they’ll be available from Playstation Direct, the company’s own online store.

Whichever version you go for, you’ll be able to get God of War Ragnarök for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 (with a $10 upgrade from the PS4 to PS5 version) this November 9th.