God of War PS4 release date and pre-order guide: everything you need to know + collectible editions
God of War will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on April 20, 2018.
Pay attention that the figure 4 in the name suddenly disappeared, which implies an entirely logical conclusion that the new God of War is positioned as the restart of the series. As for the content of the future game, in the video trailer, we can see the aged and bearded Kratos teaching his son the basics of hunting in the forests of Scandinavia. According to the developers, the central theme of God of War will be the hero’s desire to curb his anger in the name of those who are very dear to him.
Along with the announcement of the date, the developers released a new trailer, which somewhat reveals the secret why Kratos took his young son on such a dangerous journey.
Collections available now
Today you can buy the game in several variants, where along with digital there are some boxed editions. Some collections look really amazing.
In addition, the publishers of the game will give three shields of Kratos (Buckler of the Forge, Dökkenshieldr, and Shining Elven Soul Shield) to all those who will make a pre-order purchase. They might be very useful in the new journey, as well as all kinds of bonuses, in the form of amplifiers ‘Luck of Ages XP Boost’, boosts – XP and materials for crafting, extra perks, and much more.
At the moment, only three collectible editions are available.
- Digital Deluxe Edition for $69.99, which includes comics, art book, figurines, and game bonuses, with amplifiers, weapons, and unique armor.
- Collector’s Edition for $129.99, which includes: 9″ Kratos and Atreus statue, Steelbook case, 2″ Huldra Brothers carvings, Lithograph, Cloth map.
- Stone Mason Edition for $149.99, which includes: Stone Mason’s ring, Mimir’s talking head, 2″ horse and troll carvings, Defender of the Chosen Shield.
You can also buy a standard edition, but in this case, you will get standard pre-order bonuses. That depends on a store where you order it.
Apparently, the popular rumor from Amazon turned out to be truthful – God of War indeed will be released on April 20 this year. Together with the exact release date, Sony Interactive Entertainment also shared a new trailer: