Sony Announces God of War's April Release Date, Shares New Story Trailer

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Sony Announces <i>God of War</i>'s April Release Date, Shares New Story Trailer

Sony Entertainment’s Santa Monica Studios announced on Tuesday morning that the highly anticipated game God of War will launch on Apr. 20.

After years of development, the eighth installment in the beloved series will be a reboot of sorts with the introduction of Norse mythology and main protagonist Kratos’s son Atreus. PlayStation already gave fans a taste of the game at last year’s E3 with a gameplay trailer. Following that trailer, the company released a new story trailer showcasing the journey father and son must endure after the passing of Atreus’s mother.

Along with the new trailer, Sony announced special editions, along with preorder offers. The pricing for each edition differs depending on the territory, with the Collector’s Edition costing $129.99 in the US and $169.99 in Canada. This is followed by the Stone Mason Edition at $149.99 U.S. / $199.99 CAN and the Digital Deluxe Edition being $69.99 U.S. / $89.99 CAN.

With so much to offer, God of War fans’ patience is going to be greatly rewarded come Apr. 20 when the game arrives physically and digitally on PS4. Watch the game’s new trailer and see preorder details below.

Preorder Offers:

Gamestop and EB Games – Players receive a Luck of Ages XP Boost granting +10 Luck and one Enchantment Slot

Any supporting retailer – Players acquire three legendary shield skins for Kratos’s shield (must have internet access to use)

Digital Deluxe Edition – Players get limited edition God of War pin

Special Editions:

Collector’s Edition

- Exclusive digital content including a comic and an artbook
- 9-inch statue of Kratos and Atreus
- 2-inch Huldra Brothers carvings
- Lithograph
- Cloth map

Stone Mason Edition (US and Canada exclusive)

- All content from Collector’s Edition
- Stone Mason Ring
- 2-inch horse and troll carvings
- Mimir Head keychain

Digital Deluxe Edition

- Full game download
- Digital comic and artbook by Dark Horse Comics (with commentary from the creators)
- Digital exclusives – Death’s Vow Armor Set and Exile’s Guardian Shield