God of War is set to release in early 2018 and is definitely going to be a contender for GOTY. As part of the game’s marketing efforts Podcasts titled the Lost Pages of Norse Mythology have appeared on the internet regularly. The said podcasts talk about the lore surrounding the game.This time around the developers of the game decided to shed more light on the origin of the weapons of both Kratos and his son Atreus.
Kratos is someone who is know to wield the deadly “Blades of Chaos”. But his time fighting the Greek Gods is over and now he is in a different mythology with different weapons. As shown in the trailer, Kratos now possesses an Axe.
Developers of God of War Santa Monica have now added a new chapter to The Lost Pages of Norse Myth which talks about the said axe. The axe possessed by Kratos is named Leviathan and was made by Dwarf brothers, Brok and Sindri.
The origin story follows a somewhat similar plot to the previous God of War games. As revealed in God of War 2, Zeus forged the Blades of Olympus to bring an end to their war against the titans. While the Dwarven brothers weren’t Gods, their reason of producing the Leviathan was to bring balance in all the realms to end the abuse of the Aesir Gods. In addition to the Axe, Kratos also holds a shield which is described as “Quick as a flash, but withstanding blows that would tear ordinary defenses asunder.”
Kratos’s son on the other hand possesses a bow and an arrow with magical abilities. The arrow apparently does not need to make physical contact with the enemy to keep him asunder. The combination of Atreus and Kratos offers quite a promising game. Like Kratos wasn’t enough his own, together the father son team could be an extremely difficult opposition to beat.
You can watch the latest podcast down below