Sony Interactive Entertainment and SIE Santa Monica Studios have been posting riddles on Twitter, challenging fans to translate small sentence in the Elder Futhark runic alphabet that is used in the upcoming PS4 exclusive God of War.
Like the previous times they posted the sentence on Twitter, as you can see below.
— Santa Monica Studio (@SonySantaMonica) September 8, 2017
Incidentally, the first to translate it correctly as “Time’s Gnawed Bones” was yours truly, but boasting aside (after all we’re quite familiar with Elder Futhark, as we used a while ago to translate the tattoos on Atreus’ arm), this unveiled the usual batch of new concept artwork for the game, as you can see in the gallery at the bottom of the post.
The artwork was revealed as part of The Lost Pages on the game’s official site, and once more playing with the file names actually revealed more images than those displayed by the book. This time around, the subject of the pictures are the “Midgard Ruins.”
Incidentally, in the first image we can see a sign marked “Framar” in Elder Futhark runes. In old Norse, it simply means “Ahead.”
If you want to see more about the game , you can enjoy some recent new artwork, a second batch, a third one, and listen to some really interesting discourse between Creative Director Cory Barlog and Story Lead Matt Sophos. You can also take a gander at the fantastic gameplay trailer from E3 2017, and a batch of beautiful 4K screenshots.
God of War will launch in early 2018 exclusively for PS4.