In a sneak-announcement earlier this morning, PlayStation announced the much anticipated release date for God of War for April 20th, 2018. Along with the release date, a new trailer and details on the game’s collector editions and preorder bonuses were mentioned. There’s a ton of info to cover, so strap in. First, the trailer.
In the blog post, God of War‘s director Cory Balrog writes a bittersweet, yet funny post talking his experience designing a game like God of War. My favorite bits from him are these quotes after posting the trailer and release date, “I love this trailer. After I saw it, I pre-ordered the game” and “Clear that schedule, tell your significant other they are wonderful, because that is always a nice thing to do, and then wonder what you will do with all that free time you have now that you don’t need to keep asking me when the release date is.” Classic.
He then details pre-order bonuses. If you preorder any edition of God of War (digital or physical) at a supporting retailer, you’ll obtain three legendary shield skins for Kratos. If you preorder any edition at GameStop or EB Games, you’ll also get Luck of Ages XP Boost, containing +10 Luck and has 1 Enchantment Slot. According to the blog, Luck influences increase XP gain, increase Hacksilver gain, and increase the ability to trigger Perks.
Next, the goodies.
Collector’s Edition for $129.99 USD/$169.99 CAD :
“The 9’’ statue was crafted by our team in collaboration with the incredible folks at Gentle Giant. The cloth map is a unique companion to your journey, and an art piece on its own. The Huldra Bros carvings pack as much detail as their personas do in game. Just a few of the highlights, not to mention the digital items as well!”
Stone Mason Edition for $149.99 USD/$199.99 CAD (EB Games exclusive in Canada):
“Available in the US and Canada only, this edition includes everything in the Collector’s Edition along with four very distinct, rare items directly from the game. You might recognize Atreus’ wooden Horse and Troll carvings from our E3 2016 debut. They complete the collection with the Huldra Bros, btw. The Stone Mason Ring is a finely crafted piece of jewelry, whose story we won’t spoil. The talking Mimir Head keychain may be your personal favorite after you interact with him in game.”
And finally, the Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99USD/$89.99 CAD:
“Adorn the legendary Death’s Vow Armor Set to increase your strength, and honor the solemn promise that sends Kratos and Atreus on their journey through the Norse wilds of Midgard and beyond. The digital comic book from Dark Horse, Issue #0 starts to unearth the story of Kratos before his quest with Atreus begins. Not to mention both the digital comic and mini art book will come with exclusive creator commentary tracks.”
Along with your preorder of the Digital Deluxe Edition and only available to addresses in the US and Canada, you can get a pretty awesome-looking God of War physical pin.
So there ya go! Which version of God of War will you be preorder?