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God of War: Kratos Is Given a Womanly Touch in Amazing Cosplay

Move over Kratos, there's a new goddess in town.

God of War: Ragnarok is the words on the lips of fans as we progress through 2021. Although the sequel has yet to be given an official title, we still haven’t heard anything regarding its release date, only that it would be coming this year. As time moves on and Santa Monica Studios remain tight-lipped, it seems increasingly likely that the much-anticipated title might now come next year. Director Cory Barlog recently seemed to refer to the title in a tweet and said we’d hear about it “when it’s done”. This doesn’t give eager fans much hope right now but what could cheer them up is some Kratos cosplay with a feminine twist.

Ash, a Twitch streamer, esports host and professional geologist, has stepped away from the microphone and slipped into something we can all recognize. Portraying her take on the mighty Kratos from God of War, Ash dons Kratos’ red face paint that symbolizes his brother Deimos who was captured by Ares and Athena so, in honor of him, Kratos took on Deimos’ birthmarks. Ash also holds up a replica of Krato’s Leviathan ax, a weapon forged by the Huldra Brothers, Sindri and Brok, who also forged Thor’s hammer.

We can also see that Ash is wearing Krato’s fur-lined, leather chest piece embroidered with cross stitching and what looks to be some patterns etched into the leather. It’s a really great cosplay of the burly god and a game that Ash said she really enjoyed when it was first released. It’s also brilliant to see a woman’s touch on how Kratos looks as we’re so used to seeing the bulging muscles of the incredible demi-god. Check out some of Ash’s other cosplays that include Yennefer from The Witcher and Lara Croft from Tomb Raider.

As of now, the God of War sequel is still slated to happen this year, apparently, but we wouldn’t get our hopes up. If you have no idea what all the fuss is about, God of War is available exclusively on PS4 and you can pick up a physical copy from Amazon right now.

Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Head of Culture, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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