God of War: Ragnarok Offers Loki Hint and Important Role Reverse Between Kratos & Atreus

By Rachael Fiddis

September 10, 2021

The God of War: Ragnarok trailer provides details about Kratos and Atreus’ relationship as well as what looks to be a subtle Loki hint.

God of War fans finally got their eyeballs on some fresh Ragnarok goodness at the PlayStation Showcase yesterday. Picking up a few years after God of War (2018), Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir can be seen in the icy climates of Fimbulwinter as well as providing glimpses of the antagonist’s players will face in GOW Ragnarok: Freya and Thor.

The trailer was packed with juicy details, although Sony Santa Monica is still keeping much of the narrative close to their chests, there were a few interesting and thought-provoking snippets that give viewers something to chew on.

God Of War Ragnarok | PlayStation Showcase 2021 Reveal Trailer

God Of War Ragnarok | PlayStation Showcase 2021 Reveal Trailer

Twitter user LucePlaysPS5 highlights something quite intriguing in the role reversal between Kratos and Atreus this time. At the beginning of the new trailer, we see a grown-up and independent Atreus carrying a deer on his back that he has hunted himself whilst carrying it towards his father. This is in stark contrast to the beginning of God of War (2018) in which Atreus relied heavily on his father to show him how to hunt.

We can also see as Atreus has the deer on his back, a set of horns appear in what looks to be a subtle and well placed Loki canon reference. Whether this is something that the devs did intentionally or not – although I’m fairly confident they did – it’s a really clever little hidden detail that I’m sure will follow throughout the game.

God of War: Ragnarok, unfortunately, still doesn’t have a set release date other than it will arrive on PS5 and PS4 next year but what we do know is that Sony Santa Monica’s Eric Williams is directing the new game rather than Cory Barlog this time.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor & Head of Stakeholder Relations, 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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