It seems like the God of War developers are hinting towards a possible inclusion of Kratos' brother in God of War 3, especially if you take a close look at the God of War Collection.
At least one thing HHG did well in that interview was ask about if GOW3 was the last GOW game and when the guy said no I jumped in joy... Can't imagine the end of Kratos so early.... Either ways, the brother concept is always there if you want to expand the story.. In fact even Hercules is Kratoses brother (since he is Zeuses son) and that can be taken as a story angle as well... The GOW universe aka Greek mythology is always an Epic setting for great stories. Can't wait.
Imagine a boss battle between Hercules and Kratos! OMFG! Maybe they'll team up and fight Zeus.
I think my head will explode...or be ripped off.
I always thought Kratos was just one of Zeus' goons, I'm pretty sure they are not related... I should know I study Classical Greece. So if it was a brother it would be Zelus or somobody like that. Heracles is a son of Zeus though, half man half immortal; Zeus was a bit of a sexual predator toward mortal woman.
There's a God of War collection trophy rewarded for watching a bonus video unlocked by beating the game. Here's a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It has already been confirmed that GoW3 is not the last in the series, however GoW does conclude the story that has been told in the trilogy thus far. I honestly expect Santa Monica to continue the series with a different protagonist and different set of Gods.
GOW's unlockable bonus features and GOW II's story explain the relationship between Kratos and Zeus, so there should not be any uncertainty concerning it. Edit: Yeah, in the GoW universe; just a character Jaffe thought up, which could work considering Zeus pretty much screwed anything that moved. lol I'm reading up on the titan Kratos at the moment, though. Name meaning "strength" which is very appropriate for this character. I love Greek mythology!
In the GoW universe it was revealed that Kratos was infact Zeus' son. In actual greek mythology they were unrelated. So I guess they could feature Heracles as Kratos' brother.
This is really old and a concept video used in God of War 1 when Jaffe was still the lead director. Since then, the directors have changed continuously and so has the vision. Was probably Jaffe's idea to go in the route of Krato's brother for God of War 2 but that obviously didn't happen. I'm sure that idea was thrown out probably or else we would've seen it by now.
His name was Ares. Or is my mythology not correct?
^ Technically Kratos is related to all the gods and monsters being the son of Zeus. Greek mythology is filled with half-brothers/sisters and inbreeding.
who is Heracles?! are we referring to the same guy--> Hercules?! or is he a different person?
kratos brother is in hades where kratos was as well. I think it was mentioned in the GoW video on the game disc after you beat it. I know they toyed with the idea at one point. I think it would be sweet if they had him in the story. On an unrelated note...I just played the demo to dante's inferno. Damn that is a sweet rip on GoW. While some will cast it off as a cheap clone. In all honesty it is a nice game and what better clone to make than a GoW clone set during the crusades. I will get both games for sure.
@goldeneagle - Ares is infact the greek god of war. Him and Kratos are only brothers in the video game. @AKNAA - yeah Heracles is just another name for Hercules. I'm just used to using the name Heracles.
They will most likely work with another set of mythology if they make more GoW-games. God of War IS Kratos, if you remove Kratos as a character you could just as well set it in a different mythology with a complete new smorgosbord of legends and such to pick from as inspiration, that's what I think at least. Looking at concept art by Paul Bonner the other day really made me want to see a game of GoW-calibur set in Norse Mythology. Keep the core gameplay mechanics though! :) http://engelche.de/mypage/w...
Its definitely Herc.
brother huh hope he has hair lol
Kratos would look stupid with hair. So would his brother.
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so would your balls
I personally feel that what was meant and created as a triology should end @ 3. After that it just falls into the milking category with COD & Halo to me. Don't get me wrong I love GOW series but everything must come to an end and Kratos is GOW, screw Hercules or any other character they want to take his place. GOW will end on 3 for me.
They sure can take my milk money as long if any continuation is bigger and grander than any of the previous games. I might add to continue to tweak or reinvent gameplay to stay fresh.
If the games keep being better then the last then I don't really care if they are milking it.
Can't wait to play this game. The title should read "Next God of War to Feature Krato's Brother.....dead in a pile of mush at Krato's feet" seeing as thats what happens to anything standing in his way. If you've played GoW 1, there is a brief extra cut scene describing Kratos brother stewing and planning revenge in Hades. Also, as stated above Kratos has many brothers since Zeus is a giant man whore. Perseus was technically Krato's brother and looked what happened to him in GoW 2.
Kratos DIES!!! WHAT???? Spoiler!!!! buahahahahhhhh
kratos has died like 3 times already, but just roflpwns his way out of the underworld..
Yeah lol, he died in the first game twice. And he died in the second game once, but he's still alive.
Hope it's Hercules
Zues, a dad, who wants to kill his son. Kratos wants to kill the gods( and his dad) and anything in his way. His brother resides in Hades and is waiting for the day he can kill Kratos. Some fun family that would be lol
my personal top 3 gaming highs, in no particular order 1) Finally figuring out how to topple the Tower Knight in Demon's Souls 2) Defeating the ManEater after countless tries (DS again) 3) The battle against the 2 Sisters in GOW2, one of the best things i've experienced in gaming
Ahhh..........hmmmm i need to pop in the GOW collection and start playing it. Especially even more so now that GOW3 is right around the corner.
might as well play the same games again while you wait huh? especially since your too proud to buy bayonetta.
Are you retarded or something? That comment made no sense.
how would it be Heracles if hes already dead. personally i would rather have them create a new character for his brother and have kratos beat the sh*t out of Hercules
Heracles was never killed in the GoW series, in fact, he is only on it thru bonus from beating GoW2 on Titan mode
I got the collection on reserve droolsssssssss. Play3beyond
it's widely known that chuck norris is brother of kratos :D
Thanks for the spoiler... I'm only halfway through the 2nd game.
......probably still be good. God of War 4: Kratos Siblings Revenge...Ha
i got the COLLECTORS EDITION to brush up on my slaying skills an played the E3 demo,daaaaaaaaaaaaam there is not a game on the horizon to beat KRATOS for over a year.........easy!!CANT WAIT!!!
and if it comes out, The Last Guardian could beat GOW 3 for GOTY...
I think we will in some form see Kratos' brother whether in God of War 3, or in the next game. Like the post said, why else would the developers go through all the trouble of putting that trophy in if there wasn't a reason behind it.
and his brother is a weakling like the 3fixme sucks to be you bots, you wont't be able to play the final chapter of this epic series.. just like MGS4. can't wait to see how everything in the story is tied up.. well, there's always failo 3's disappointing ending for you, bots
I would love the GOW franchise to continue. GOW franchise is the definition of the word EPIC in videogames. I dare anyone to name a franchise more epic than the GOW franchise.
he will be a kratos replica except this time....................he is painted blue instead of red /s
Damn don't put possible spoilers in the TITLE of a news, geez
And if you really look at it that way, then most of Kratos brothers were already in the game, and guess what.....? he killed most of them. In fact most of the characters Kratos kills are his family members. But I remember an interview with the GOW2 Game Director, he said that he did not like how the Extras from GOW1 made Kratos a bloodline relative of the Gods through Zeus being his father, so he changed it and made it so Kratos was no longer related to any of the Gods in GOW2, which is why you saw and heard Kratos deny Zeus as his father in the end of GOW2. This angered David Jaffe very much but Sony had already pulled him from GOW so there was not much he could have done. So is other words according to the GOW2 Game Director Kratos is no longer related to the Gods by blood from GOW2 onwards nor does he have a brother, the Extras from GOW1 was just that, Extra of things or concepts that did not make it into the final story behind GOW, this trend might continue in GOW3. Hopefully GOW3 Game Director take the Extras from GOW1 into consideration when they were making GOW3, I like the idea of Kratos being related to the Gods and the whole story behind this long lost bother of his.
Jaffe helped write and design GOWII. Kratos at the end of the second game did say "No, I have no father but later in the cutscene accepts the fact and says "Zeus, your son has returned. I bring the destruction of Olimpus." Another thing is that Sony never pulled Jaffe from the project, Jaffe left the studio to make his own game studio EatSleepPlay. And Corey (the GOWII game director) never got mad about the extras in GOW. He has never stated that, all he said was that they never addressed the extras with the second game but may with the 3rd game they might (Corey was the game director for GOW3 for the first 8 months of the project). Glad I could clear that up for you. Edit: Plus we don't even know Kratos is the son of Zeus till the second anyways, making your statement that much dumber.
i bet he kill his brother
he already killed his wife and daughter...why stop there?...and i guess his cousins(ares and athena(since zeus is kratos' father)) SORRY if i gave anything away to ppl that havnt played yet
We find out that Cole from Infamous is really Kratos's brother. The god of lightning along side the god of war
lol that is hilarious. and then we also find out alex mercer from prototype is the third brother that can shapeshift, and that master chief is the fourth brother than can pwn an entire covenant armada. i like where this is going.
ares called zeus as his father in the first GOW game so is that mean ares is Kratos Brother?
Kratos's brother. Cletus. :p
In the end Kratos dies that's for sure.
is a boss in the third game?
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