The Spartans Stand Tall side of the God of War website has today been updated, with the flickering of what could be the brother of Kratos.
Sounds very interesting. But isn't Kratos the bald guy in the pic on the left? Seems like the pic on the right is still Kratos but younger. But I'm hoping Santa Monica moves on to a different Mythological setting. Norse, Egyptian, etc. I know they will continue with great games but having someone too similar to Kratos could make the character less interesting. Personally, I think they should be done with the mythology. I would love for God of War to evolve into a new mythological period. New characters, gods, beliefs, conceptions of the afterlife, conceptions of the culture, etc. It would truly refresh the franchise and IMO would be a bombshell of an E3 announcement.
Id love a new gow with a norse setting personally . Those disagreeing need to realise that the greek pantheon is running out of figures , with now mostly left the most obscure ones , a few key avatars , spirits and titans but with very little lore (such as nemesis , nyx , chaos , hyperion ....) ... Or do you really feel like fighting the god of harvest , and the spirit of wine ? Once you've taken out the big guns , having around a few relatively known , yet not so important gods feels meh Or it would be going into the endless cycle of flashbacks Norse myths are brutal enough , and full of charimastic figures . Plus there hasnt been yet a game doing norse myths some justice . At best some random , ragnarok mentions or swords , and random use of norse names for rpg characters . Egypt would be also great , and could actually tie nicely with gow , adding some minor asiagods and egyptians deity to kratos' spree . PLus as most mythology it's twisted and full enough of brutality and dark behaviors
Freyja,Beowulf and many more norse characters
Baka kratos has no motivation, ie revenge, to fight any other mythology, i wouldnt expect him to leave greek. Rather picking up his story before gow 1.
... the extras are fresh in my mind. There was a xtra that was about the back story of Kratos which involved him being separated from his brother. His brother apparently becomes a demon and at the end it says he wishes to seek vengeance on the brother that left him to the wolves. If that plot point hasn't been taken care of in II or III then I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts there's another GodoWar in the works and Kratos' brother will be a major portion of it. Again... if any of that prehistory was covered in II and III, I wouldn't know yet and you can toss my idea out the winder.
@lokiroo420 Other pantheons , especially the neighbour ones , might not take kindly to seeing one being eradicated , and might want to take preventive or avenging action against kratos . Kratos would of course react accordingly . Plus i dont believe that GoW needs to forever be tied to Kratos to evolve and survive . Santa Monica got enough talent to create a new badass hero
i really doubt they do anything more about his brother not sure why fans want to see him so much. I could careless about him they never even focused about him i guess because he got Kratos blood or something.
Whoa, your way, way off. Kratos wouldn't even be involved. I am talking about a completely new game that retains the God of War title but is set in a new storyline/setting. Norse would be amazing, wish more people would support the idea. It'd be a completely new experience. No Kratos, no Greek Myth: Just a new character with a new story in a new myth,
you came up with some strong points and i gotta say, i agree 100% as painful as it would be to say bye bye to kratos having the next GoW set in norse mythology would be epic, and to be honest what is left for kratos right now? not much if anything what im wondering is is kratos gonna somehow be ported into norse mythology or are we gonna see a completely new character take the lead what i certainly dont want is pointless back track or even more pointless spin off
Norse sounds great killing Loki, Thor, Odin etc. would be awesome and with as rich history and mythology as greek to follow it will be amazing. Fighting in Valhalla will be amazing, maybe bedding a Valkyrie or three to keep the GOW tradition alive also. I like this idea maybe the image is a statue of Odin or Thor would be very very nice.
Would love the next GoW to be about Norse mythology. agree 100% with you guys. I mean what else can they do with Greek mythology, they can probably think up some stupid storyline but id rather a new main character, new plot and new mythos.
@Silva Why would Kratos be remotely involved? Makes no sense for him to cross over to a new Mythology. They are two different worlds and system of cultural beliefs. Kratos would stick out more than a black guy on a Hockey team. I want a new setting because it would be fresh and exciting. There is a rich history in these mythologies that tell of great stories and characters. And thanks Akab-Baka for making sense of it. Glad you agree with it. I want to see if I can push it on the official PS3 forums
Oh man, I was Dreaming with a Game ala God of War about Kratos Bro fighting in Hades Territory + other places searching for his Older Bro, to meet him and/or Kill him...
I'd prefer Roman mythology over Norse mythology myself. Fighting Mars etc. But I much rather see Asian Mythology, Chinese or Japanese or something, that'll probably give a more sophisticated combat system to the game. But... I cant help but wonder what happened to Kratos's brother though. I wouldnt mind it at all if the new God of War were Greek mythology again.
@Mainman I see what you did there. Besides that Asian mythology would be really interesting to see. Greek, Egyptian, and Norse are the big ones that most know about, however I have seen little about Asian mythology in games. Heck I don't know much about any Asian mythology in general.
Nicely picked out, seems interesting :D
Yeah, look like katros bro.
I already pointed this out in the other thread before this article. His brother is the one with the long hair. That reflection does not resemble his brother, but Kratos himself as a boy!
Well I cant tell if hes brother i cant see the long hair but i see a bald figure if im wrong.. So I Think figure shows the young kratos, this will be exciting
But if he does not remenber himself when he was a kid maybe is one of his Sons and he dress like his INfamous The Legend "Kratos" his father and wan't to be like him. Because of the great historys he hear abouth his father . and he wan't to be like his father, the one he nevers meet . .
Nice find. I wonder if it's DLC or a new game.
I think it's a little early for a new game. So maybe some sort of DLC :)
Sounds like a dlc is too early for a god4 when it relase not to long ago but believe they already be working for a new game.
Unless it's another PSP title or it's just an announcement countdown. Or perhaps they were working on a prequel the whole time...but I doubt it.
Yea that reflection definitely looks a lot like Kratos' brother.
uhhh kratos is the bald one
That's a good point. But looking at the face in the reflection it doesn't really resemble kratos. The face actually looks more like his brothers IMO.
Yeah, DLC I'd say for this one...
I would love to see some single player DLC!! I just got my Platinum yesterday so need more to do.
Now there's Potential for another Cinematic Battle to the death, Color me Intrigued.
I thought so. Hmm so maybe we'll see something involving his brother.
How many brothers did Kratos have? I only know of Hercules o_0
they have different mothers
Hercules was a brother from a different mother.
Hercules is his brother? spoil?
lil kratos rips some heads off and then lil zeus show up and kicks lil kratos ass.
there is a ghost in the pic and it's kratos's daughter. his daughter was adopted like kai, and her real name is nariko. nariko will take over for kratos and once again wheel her heavenly sword.
I bet the game if featuring kratos's bro , would be a second psp god of war . Wich still would be cool
I don't care what game they create, but if the make another game similar to GOW even if it involves another mythology, then I want Kratos in. If they plan on making a different game entirely then by all means I hope they go wild with new ideas and characters.
I think GoW III should be the end of Kratos' story, but there is potential for his brother. There is a hint in GoW III that the brother was groomed as an agent of Hades like Kratos was an agent of Ares. That would mean that the brother could use a weapon like the Claws of Hades, which allows a carry-over of the same signature core combat mechanics (and would make for a really cool "soul collecting" feature). One of my complaints of GoW III was that the Claws played too similar to the Blades of Exile, but that may turn out to be a good thing. I've been thinking of this for a few days now. The problem would be making a story that wouldn't seem insignificant in comparison.
gonna be badass game for sure
the bald kid referred to in the photo IS Kratos when he was young... his brother has the long hair however, it could be some sort of reference to his past =O
in my opinion maybe its prequel game to the whole gow series kratos growing up with the spartans, it does look like kratos when he was young. but you never know.
all i want is my phantom of chaos skin they really pulled a fast one with the dlc pre orders........... kind of weird n4g never threaded about the alternate costumes........
IF YOU HAVENT FINISHED GOW3 DO NOT READ. At the end of GOW3 there is a trail of blood leading from the cliff into the ocean. When this site first went up there was a view of that same cliff and the ocean. Now with this latest image it seems to be that someone is looking into the water. If you look at the left side of the screen you can make out the shape of someones head. What im trying to say is maybe there was someone that witnessed what happened at the end of GOW3 and that person could be the one to drag Kratos' body into the water. I dont think it's a young Kratos because this whole event on the site is taking place after GOW3...the rain thunder and lightning is the Choas that Kratos left behind, so basically i dont think its a young Kratos' reflection
The HD version and I must say It is still epic... One gripe too little puzzles in Gow1 , just a bit too much puzzles in gow 2, Finished gow3 also and must say it is just right .
can't wait for E3 they will probably show something about this, im thinking its going to be a DLC on kratos' childhood. a whole game on a prequel might not work out...imo
a Chinese or Japanese mythological setting for the next God of War title would be fantastic. China and Japan have incredibly rich mythologies, with numerous deities holy men, and beautiful women. The series wouldn't revolve around Kratos, but a new character who, instead of going for revenge, would be after something else (maybe protecting a village under siege by an evil force/god/enemy/whatever). In order to stop this threat, the new hero has to embark on a quest to gain the power to save his/her people, and ends up seeking the help of the Gods, who grant him great power. think of Okami and the unique deities presented there. if you really wanted to breathe new life into the GoW franchise, and distance it from simply being a God of War redux, open up the world more. China and Japan have absolutely GORGEOUS architecture and art in general. Santa Monica Studios did an absolutely fantastic job capturing the Greek setting in the GoW series, so i can't see how they couldn't do a unique and dark take on Japanese history and the world. Let us, as players, take this new character on this journey, traveling to different lands, maybe even make it more "open world" (i'm not talking GTA open world, but opening up the environments, maybe making each "chapter" of the story take place in a new land, and letting the player explore more of that land, maybe even embarking on quests, but still keep the story and characterization forefront). in this series, the new character wouldn't necessarily be after the Gods, but he/she would still become a "God of War" after acquiring their abilities through various means. i think there are a lot of directions you could take the God of War series, but i think Norse mythology could be too close to Greek mythology in people's minds.
Here comes the prequel.
It has to be him, his bro is coming back!
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