The God of War Upgrade System Will Take Cues From Norse Mythology

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The new God of War won’t be having the same upgrade system for the weapons as the last games this time around. Santa Monica have boasted that there will be a brand new upgrade system for weapons in the game which will involve Brokk and Eitri, who will help with the weapons and skills upgrades for Kratos.



Brokk and Eitri are a part of Norse Mythology, although not too important but they still play a minor role in it. Both of these dwarves are responsible for making one of the most epic weapons in the universe, Mjolnir, the amazing hammer of Thor. They’re also responsible for two other notable artifacts in Norse Mythology but it isnt confirmed yet whether they will be in the game or not.

One of the two has already been shown off in one of the E3 trailers for the game (although we don’t know which one!) and we’re sure to a lot more of them in game considering how big of an arsenal of weapons we had in the previous games.We might get loads of new cool stuff in this one for Kratos rather than just his old axe.

The trailers have shown off a sort of shield for Kratos so that has opened up many more possibilities regarding weapons.

Both of the dwarves (Brokk and Eitri) will shape your playstyle along the way with providing diversity in weapons for Kratos and Atreus, so you can choose how you’re going to handle combat throughout the game. With a lack of quick-time events, combat is sure to feel much more immersive and an active and diverse arsenal of weapons will be key to taking down different types of enemies.

God of War will be coming to the PS4 sometime next year (2018) so be sure to check back for more!

 

Source: PlayStation Official Magazine October 2017 Issue 140

  • Merlith Gero

    “They’re also responsible for two other notable artifacts in Norse Mythology but it isnt confirmed yet whether they will be in the game or not.
    One of the two has already been shown off in one of the E3 trailers for the game (although we don’t know which one!)”

    I havent analysed the E3 trailers to confirm, but how would we “not” know? Knowing norse mythology, you would already know the two other creations.
    Basically, the tale is that Loki bragged about the craftmanship of the “sons of Ivaldi” (another group of dwarves) as being the greatest of all. As he had them fashion three gifts to the other gods: Sif’s hair, Freyr’s ship Skíðblaðnir and Odin’s spear Gungnir.

    Brokkr made a bet with Loki, that he and his Brother could surpass the “sons of Ivaldi”. And the other gods did indeed deem them as winners of the bet, after forging 3 other gifts:
    – Throwing a boar pelt into the furnace to forge the boar Gullinbursti (yes dwarves can craft living beings, hence why its implied that the male-only race of dwarves reproduce by litterarly crafting themselves into existance), a magical and golden boar with glowing mane and bristles, who could ride through air and water better than any steed.

    – Creating Odins gold ring draupnir that every ninth night drips eight new rings, each of the same size and weight as the original.

    – And ofcourse Thors hammer, mjölnir. A hammer so powerful its said to level mountains, a hammer that would never miss a target if thrown and allways return to its owner (atleast if Thors wields it, the mythology implies the hammer is only powerful in Thors hands.. As a Jotun steals it at one point, but never actually use its powers).

    Btw, for those curious.. There is no “deemed worthy to lift it”-nonsense, nor does it seem to actually possess the ability of lightning/Thunder, this associated with Thor as a god, not the hammer itself

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