In the course of a fascinating and often hilarious interview, the dynamic God of War II duo have much to unload including a host of new details on how Kratos will evolve in the sequel, their ideas on improved combat, magic and combolicious new moves, building better bosses and how they'd love to see the story unfold over a trilogy of titles.
Cory and Derek also discuss their ideas on a next-gen version, how the series might be brought onto PSP, God of War's multiplayer potential and finally, their plans for a sequel on Gizmondo if somehow, impossibly, GoW II doesn't work out on PS2 [one of those statements is a bit of a fib obviously].
How does Kratos' own personal storyline develop in God of War II? Will we see his story unfold over a classic trilogy?
Cory Barlog: "I would love to see a trilogy happen. Dave [Jaffe] and I have a pretty similar view as to where the story of Kratos should go and it does play itself out in a trilogy but there are no trilogy plans as of right now. We are telling the continuation of Kratos life as we left off from the first game. The story in God of War II will begin to show a larger view of Kratos' role within the mythological world."