It seems that God of War is the gift that just keeps giving, as it’s now been confirmed that there are still secrets hiding deep within Kratos’ latest adventure.
The events of San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend saw a pair of panels from Santa Monica Studio; the people behind God of War’s triumphant return. Among the topics discussed was an early comic strip called “The Hunt”.
This short strip starts off with Kratos and his son Atreus hunting deer. The action quickly escalates as the pair are attacked by a large bear. A fight ensues seeing the bear easily overpowered and incapacitated. From here Kratos commands Atreus to finish the animal off.
A large and intimidating troll enters the scene and a second fight erupts. The beast smashes through trees as the Ghost of Sparta yells for his son to continue shooting. Atreus lets loose a flurry of arrows, corralling the monster towards the shadow of a tree which Kratos then splits in two, causing it to fall and trapping their enemy underneath.
A tweet from Senior Concept artist Joe Kennedy (who created the comic) states that “The Hunt” is a major clue to unravelling God of War’s last secret. This was then confirmed by the game’s Creative Director, Cory Barlog.
— Joe Kennedy SDCC #GodofWar (@joemkennedy) July 22, 2018
The Easter egg is allegedly hidden in or around Kratos’ home; taking the players back to where the game began.
God of War fans have rallied on Reddit, combining their knowledge of the game and its mythos in an attempt to unravel the secret. Thus far though, nothing has been found.
This wouldn’t be the first major find in the game. Two weeks after its release, gamers discovered that a gauntlet baring a striking resemblance to that worn by Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War could be wielded by Kratos, allowing him to fire purple lasers from his fist.
God of War is available now exclusively on PlayStation 4. If you’re on the fence about it, you can read our review.