After months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, Santa Monica Studios has officially revealed the God of War Ragnarok release date.
The studio surprised the gaming world today with the release of a new cinematic trailer titled “Father and Son,” which finished off with the reveal of a November 9, 2022 release date.
The video, which you can check out further below, shows Kratos and Atreus facing off against a horde of enemies before coming face-to-face with Fenrir, the monstrous wolf from Greek mythology.
God of War Ragnarok Release Date Announcement Takes Pressure Off the Studio
The announcement of the God of War Ragnarok release date finally puts fans at ease as they eagerly anticipated any update on the sequel.
The title, easily one of the most highly-anticipated games of the year, was the target of numerous rumors and leaks over the last few months, with the most recent report suggesting a November release date, which is now confirmed.
Santa Monica Studios has urged fans throughout the year to be patient and that they would share any updates as soon as they could; however, some decided to recently send death threats to members of the development team for remaining silent regarding updates.
Hopefully, the official reveal of the God of War Ragnarok release date ends these absurd actions and allows the development team to focus again on creating the best product.
The studio released the following statement regarding the recent threats:
God of War Ragnarok Game Editions Revealed
With the God of War Ragnarok release date, Santa Monica Studios and PlayStation also revealed the different editions of the game, each of which comes with its pre-order bonuses.
- God of War Ragnarok Launch Edition – comes with the game for either PlayStation 4 or 5, and if pre-ordered, comes with an in-game Risen Snow Armor set for both Kratos and Atreus.
- God of War Ragnarok Digital Deluxe Edition – includes the game for both PS4 and PS5. It also comes with the following in-game items: Kratos and Atreus Darkdale armor sets, Darkdale handles for the Blades of Chaos, and Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe. The edition includes the game’s Official Digital Soundtrack, Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook, Avatar set, and a PlayStation 4 theme.
- God of War Ragnarok Collector’s Edition – all of the Digital Deluxe items plus a Steelbook Display Case (no game disc included), 2″ Vanir Twins Carvings, a Dwarven Dice Set, and a 16″ Mjolnir replica.
- God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition – all of the Digital Deluxe items plus a 7-inch Vinyl Record of music from composer Bear McCreary, The Falcon, Bear, and Wolf pin set, Legendary Draupinar Ring, Brok’s dice set, Yggdrasil cloth map, a Steelbook Display Case (no game disc included), 2″ Vanir Twins Carvings, and a 16″ Mjolnir replica.
You can check out each edition for yourself below.
Fans can upgrade to the PS5 version of the game for $10, or currency equivalent for those not in the U.S.
No prices were revealed, but expect the Collector’s and Jotnar Editions to be around, if not above, $200. Pre-orders for all editions begin July 15, 2022, at 10:00 am Local Time.
Are you happy with the God of War Ragnarok release date? What did you think about the “Father and Son” cinematic? Will you be pre-ordering the game? If so, what edition are you getting? Let us know in the comments or reach out to us on Twitter.