From Ragnarok is coming to Ragnarok is delayed. The sequel to the critically acclaimed God of War for PS4 will be delayed to 2022, and it’s honestly not surprising.
The Sony Santa Monica Studio which is responsible for developing the game posted this announcement on their social media channels.
— Santa Monica Studio Is Hiring (@SonySantaMonica) June 2, 2021
This PlayStation Blog post provided a little bit more details saying it will be delayed “to ensure that Santa Monica Studio can deliver the amazing God of War game that we all want to play.”
The blog also mentioned how the pandemic has affected their access to performance capture and talent. It also mentioned that with the delay, they are prioritizing both the quality of the game as well as the wellbeing of the people working on it.
Coming to PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 (PS4) owners can also rejoice as the game is confirmed to come to the last gen console. This is fantastic news considering the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is still not readily available for most people to purchase.
“You can’t build a community of over 110 million PS4 owners and then just walk away from it, right?”, said PlayStation Studios president Hermen Hulst.
The God of War sequel, believed to be titled Ragnarok, was first teased in September 2022 as part of a PlayStation State of Play event. It only showed the game’s logo along with the phrase “Ragnarok is coming.”
God of War for PS4 was released in 2018. It featured and older and more grizzled Kratos who, after laying waste to the Greek gods, has moved to Midgard (based on Norse mythology) to live a quiet life. He now has a son named Atreus and the game tackles the story of the father-and-son tandem looking for the highest peak in the nine realms to scatter the ashes of his deceased wife.
It appears most people weren’t surprised by the news. Most of them even welcome it. But some weren’t exactly thrilled that it will be available for the PS4.
Take your time.. pic.twitter.com/I9kuHMPpU8
— Nibel (@Nibellion) June 2, 2021
This isn’t shocking. No one believed the 2021 release date at all
— James Pietrzycki (@believeland6) June 2, 2021
List of people that saw this coming : pic.twitter.com/YzF5y5cNpj
— Mohamed Enieb (@its_menieb) June 2, 2021
Take all the time you need. We will be here and we will experience it when it’s ready.
I know for a fact this will be a special game and it can’t be rushed.
— MBG (@xMBGx) June 2, 2021
Drop the ps4!! We wanna move on to next gen, that’s why we bought a next gen console
— enko (@enkoo85) June 2, 2021
Razer unveils its new Raptor 27 gaming monitor
Higher refresh rate, and more RGB to boot
During Day 3 of E3 2021, Razer kept their announcements simple and straight to the point. Apart from the new laptop and portable charger, the company also unveiled a new iteration of their gaming monitor. If you’re a big fan of RGB setups, the new Razer Raptor 27 might just be the monitor for you.
The new Razer Raptor 27 comes in a similar form factor as its predecessor, with an RGB base at the bottom. Unlike its predecessor, it now comes with a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response rate. For competitive gamers, this is a huge plus to capture higher frame rates without missing a beat. Also, with a 95 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, you can expect more vibrant colors suited for creatives, as well.
Another feature that creatives will also appreciate is that the Razer Raptor 27 is now THX-certified. This means that the 27-inch IPS display will project stunning picture quality according to how creators intended them to. Along with Razer’s Synapse 3 software, you will also be able to control its settings for your preferred viewing experience.
The Razer Raptor 27 will be available early Q3 2021 at US$ 799.99.
Nintendo announces the arrival of Metroid Dread
After sixteen years of lingering, Samus Aran is back
Nintendo kicked off the final day of E3 2021 with a ton of game releases on deck. Apart from a couple of games getting ports for the Nintendo Switch, there were a handful of new releases to watch out for. One of these is a return to the old days of 2D-style movement and the return of Samus herself in Metroid Dread.
The game serves as the mainline series’ fifth installment, following Metroid Fusion. Although, it suffered through sixteen years of “development hell” since its inception in 2005. Originally, Nintendo planned Metroid Dread for a Nintendo DS release but the technology had its limitations at the time. Now, under both Nintendo and MercurySteam, it will return for the Nintendo Switch nineteen years after Fusion‘s release.
In this game, Samus sets on a mission to uncover a mystery behind the supposedly surviving X Parasites from the events of Fusion. Initally, the Galactic Federation dispatched a unit of E.M.M.I. robots to investigate, but disappeared upon arrival. Samus’ adventure rages on as Metroid Dread will be available on October 8, 2021.
Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel trailer breakdown
The trailer has fans guessing
Remember Breath of the Wild? I don’t know. Just the single most amazing open-world game Nintendo published? Yeah, well, we’re all collectively getting a sequel come 2022 with Nintendo tickling us with their The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Not the official title yet, by the way) trailer.
Nothing screams new and improved like a new hair-do. The trailer features Link’s sweet new hairdo, abilities, enemies, and corrupted arm.
Familiar place, new arms
After a shot of ominous red and black goop and a foreboding shot of Zelda falling, Link sky-dives between clouds into floating islands that look just like the last game’s Skyward Sword Skyloft. The scene cuts to him gliding into the Slyloft-like structure at night and him running on a floating islet at sunset.
A sneak peek into Link’s right arm appears from this falling and gliding sequence. Whereby, the arm is reminiscent of the classic Fullmetal Alchemist mechanical arm but with Sheikah technology.
New skills for familiar targets
Link’s new abilities are closely tied to his corrupted arm. And, Nintendo shows these new abilities off by first showing new targets. In the next scene, Link glides by Bokoblins hanging out in a fort built on top of a Stone Talus. Which, effectively combines two enemies in the previous game, into a hellish moving enemy target.
Nintendo then decides to tease us with a quick look-see of Link’s green-glowing corrupted arm. The scene skips to Link mid-climb with a group of enemies sending a spiky ball his way. He quickly reaches out with his corrupted hand; freezes the ball; and rewinds it back up the hill. All while taking out some Bokoblins along the way.
Sheikah Slate, who’s she?
Link’s new abilities build upon his Breath of the Wild skills. From freezing objects (instead of time) to a quick shot of a flamethrower arm, to swimming through obstacles.
We get an allusion to his new abilities with a drop of water ripple back into a droplet. Whereby the shot is of Link swimming through a stone structure and out the other end. We’ll have to wait to see if the arm augments other powers like Magnet, Remote Bomb, and Cryonis. But, so far, Link looks to be bending objects if not through them.
Nintendo is looking to release the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild some time in 2022.
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