God of War Ragnarok release date finally confirmed

God of War Ragnarok
(Image credit: Sony)

The God of War Ragnarok release date has been confirmed for November 9.

Sony announce the release date in a tweet earlier today with an accompanying trailer. Dubbed 'Father and Son', the action begins with Kratos and Atreus battling their foes atop a snowy cliff, before Kratos is knocked into the abyss. It's a rough fall, but that's not the kind of thing that slows down a god.

The battle continues as the pair link up again, but a new foe appears. As father and son stand together to take on a giant wolf - possibly Fenrir, the lupine threat well-known in Norse mythology, and often linked to Loki - the pair speak out.

"When you are at your weakest," Kratos begins, before Loki chimes in with "and fear and doubt are a burden to heavy to bear, remember this - you are not alone."

The trailer ends with confirmation of the November 9 release date, bringing to an end a lengthy saga of rumours and uncertainty around the God of War Ragnarok reveal drama. Given all the many reports about the game's eventual release date, it comes as quite a surprise that Sony has chosen to simply drop the news in a trailer, rather than a more substantial showcase

With the God of War Ragnarok release date now set, Sony's marketing for the game is likely to step up a notch. There have been rumours about a potential State of Play dedicated to the game, much like the one hosted ahead of the release of Horizon Forbidden West.

All told, the new date amounts to a significant overall delay for God of War Ragnarok, which was initially scheduled for launch in 2021. Given the hype around the title that we're seeing already, however, the move to a Holiday release date could easily turn it into one of the biggest games of 2022.

God of War director Cory Barlog has been teasing fans recently, but has also asked for "patience" when it comes to the game.

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