Santa Monica Studios’ God of War franchise is best known for its brutal take on Greek mythology. Throughout the main trilogy, we see Kratos slaughter a pantheon of Greek gods and goddesses, including Zeus himself. Though the Greek era has come to an end, Kratos is once again returning to the fight, this time taking on Norse deities. While this is a dramatic shift in the series, God of War director Cory Barlog has recently indicated that it may become all the more common for Kratos, possibly taking on Egyptian or even Mayan mythologies in the future.
Speaking to Game Informer, Barlog stated:
“The Greek games were the Greek era of God of War. Moving on, the next mythological belief system he interacts with became the Norse era of God of War. But we may end up going on to the Egyptian era and the Mayan era and so on and so forth.”
— Cory Barlog
The idea of an Egyptian-themed
God of War is nothing new; in 2016, Barlog indicated that the team had strongly considered going with Egypt before deciding that it took too much away from the isolated feel they were looking for. I don’t think I’d mind a venture into new cultures, but I’ll also reserve my curiosity until I see how Kratos does with the Norse theme first.
Would you like to see
God of War jump from culture to culture, much like Assassin’s Creed? If so, which other mythologies would you like to see Kratos destroy? God of War is currently scheduled for early 2018.
Source: Game Informer