Between all the new announcements at the PlayStation Live from Paris Games Week presentation, Sony took the time to remind us that God of War is coming with a new trailer. If we weren't just months away from its "early 2018" release window, I'd almost say we're getting into too many trailers territory, but the game is so close I can't really blame 'em.
The trailer begins in spooky cave res with Kratos and his son Atreus encountering a strange, craggy beast. Atreus warns Kratos that the monster is a Soul Eater that can, uh, eat their souls. Rather than charging into combat, Kratos simply waits for the giant monster to depart. Man, he really has changed a lot from his old rage-spree, kill-everything-you-can-reach days, hasn't he?
Even if the Soul Eater turns out to be a combative bust (for now), the trailer quickly transitions to some of the crowd-clearing combat that is Kratos' specialty. He puts his magic axe to work, doing big broad slashes that look like they spread out damage in front of him, doing a sort of ground-pound technique with an area of effect, and he even throws one draugr into another, smashing them both. That's a classic right there.
Atreus helps set up attacks for Kratos and calls out warnings and areas of interest throughout the fight. I wonder if he'll be quite that vocal in the main game, or if they made Atreus a bit more talkative for demonstration purposes. While we wait a few more months to resume our adventures with the God of War, you can see what else to look forward to with our list of the best upcoming PS4 games.