The date of November 9, 2022 seems both near and far when expecting God of War Ragnarök as the Messiah. Basically, they had access to the game, or at least to official b-roll, to confirm to us that the 9 kingdoms will indeed be playable in this sequel. It must be said that the God of War of 2018 had teased many other lands to tread, other than that of Midgard, when Kratos found himself in front of the central room of the temple of Tyr to rotate the kingdoms. While waiting to see what Asgard looks like, we can discover the first steps of our warrior within the kingdom of Svartalfheim. This will be a very important area in the game, probably the one where we will spend the most time and which was once the place where the Dwarves displayed all their science. Svartalfheim will be a kingdom where we can see water geysers or steam pots with which Kratos can interact, either freezing the first ones or destroying them to access items. The boat will still remain the good means of transport to move more quickly in the living kingdom of Svartalfheim. Indeed, despite the short extract revealed, we realize that Kratos and Atreus will no longer be alone since Svartalfheim seems to be inhabited. Come on, a few more months before the arrival of this God of War Ragnarök.

God of War Ragnarok: New Gameplay Features a Dwarven Zone

God of War: Ragnarok will allow players to travel to all nine realms, meaning previously unexplored areas in God of War 2018 will bring brand new experiences to Ragnarok players.

The images shown unveil a grandiose, industrialized dwarf kingdom, complete with “engineering marvels like mining shafts, man-made water channels, and sprawling cities”, which will no doubt lead to a number of environmental puzzles. The gameplay footage shows Kratos freezing geysers with the Leviathan Ax and smashing through obstacles with the Chaos Blades.

God of War: Ragnarok is coming to PS5 and PS4 on November 9th. The game was originally slated for release in 2021, before Sony announced it was delayed to 2022. Ragnarok is the sequel to 2018’s popular God of War reboot, and will follow Kratos and his son Atreus as they clash of several Norse foes, including Thor.

“Fimbulvetr is on the right track. Kratos and Atreus must travel to each of the Nine Realms in search of answers as Asgardian forces prepare for a prophesied battle that will end the world. »

“Along the way, they will explore stunning mythical landscapes and face fearsome foes in the form of Norse gods and monsters. The threat of Ragnarök is getting closer and closer. Kratos and Atreus must choose between their own safety and the safety of the realms. »

God of War Ragnarök: a very short gameplay video in Svartalfheim released

The Kingdom of the Dwarves shows itself more, with beautiful promises evoked. The names of the two wolves who will help us have been revealed.

communication around God of War Ragnarok intensifies this fall, with on the one hand the amazing promotional clip of Rick and Morty for the release of season 6 of the animated series and on the other a series of articles and videos. This is how we were able to discover some gameplay improvements for weapons and our shield last week. The editorial staff had made an appointment this Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. introduce us to the kingdom of the Dwarves of Svartalfheimwhich the level designers at Santa Monica Studio created to be “out of the ordinary”.

Well, the video has enough to leave us hungry because of its length, first showing us a sequence in a boat before arriving in a dwarf village already seen before. Since Kratos can now infuse his ax with ice, this can be used to freeze water geysers to cross a passage, while arrows from Atreus’ bow can hit distant targets. The region will be full of mechanisms related to dwarf architecture, enough to offer a whole bunch of puzzles to solve. level designers James Riding and Jon Hickenbottom, who said:

We wanted to evolve the gameplay in terms of spaces – more variety and verticality. In Svartalfheim, you have many places to go, all within one realm. It’s so contained.

We wanted to show the Dwarves and what they did here. They use water to propel and move things. Even in the different biomes, you can see the Dwarves creating huge environments. And then when Kratos comes in, it’s like, “How does he bend the environment to his will? »

The journalist also mentions another passage where our heroes come out of a cave and discover a dwarven metropolis whose name Mimir reveals to them, Niðavellir, which will teem with life. However, there will not be only nice Dwarves in these beautiful lands still spared by Fimbulwinter.

God of War Ragnarok: The first PS5 game gameplay is here! It’s a big slap

Towards a bigger and more impressive world

A more than expected title since it is quite simply the sequel to 2018’s God of War; for those who are still unaware of it, it is a masterpiece which was unanimous or almost unanimous and which was entitled to a nice 20 out of 20 in our columns. And even if this opus offered to explore far and wide and across Midgard and its immense Lake of Nine, or Alfheim, Helheim, Jötunheim, Niflheim and Muspelheim, a total of three kingdoms (Asgard, Vanaheim and Svartalfheim) were inaccessible . With God of War: Ragnarok, this small error will obviously be erased. Eric Williams, the director of the game, has indeed affirmed that it will now be possible to visit the nine kingdoms, and to prove it to us, this very first gameplay reveals the first images of Svartalfheim, the dwarven kingdom.

Although short – less than two minutes – this extract is breathtaking. It offers players sumptuous panoramas that stretch as far as the eye can see and offer absolutely gigantic architectures which remind us that this new proposal is more on a human scale than the very first trilogy. Everything seems to crush our hero yet demigods and armed to the teeth.

When we observe the short video available above, we also realize that Kratos has learned new techniques to overcome obstacles. For example, it will be possible to use his ax to freeze geysers that prevented him from passing. Jason Guisão.

We wanted to show the dwarves and what they do here. They use water to propel themselves and to move objects. Even in the various biomes, the dwarves can be seen creating huge environments. And then when Kratos arrives, we wonder how he manages to bend the environment to his will. Jon Hickenbottom, level designer

To finish, we learn that it will be possible to visit Niðavellir, the dwarf metropolis, which will be populated by inhabitants. The goal for Santa Monica is to add life to contrast with the previous episode which offered a more solitary journey.

We felt a little lonely in the last game. So specifically with Svartalfheim, we’re trying to show a living world. There are things here besides Kratos and Atreus. James Riding, level designer director

Ancient Kingdoms Revamped

To avoid repetition, also note that the kingdoms that we have already visited in the 2018 episode have been reworked. We then learn that the Lac des Neufs, which we could once travel by canoe, is now completely frozen, which will push our hero duo to find new means of transport to get around. For example, it will be possible to count on the help of Spedki and Svanna, two sled wolves who we hope will be endearing.

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