God of War Ragnarök finally gets release date, sick collector’s edition
After years of waiting and weeks of some really uncool fan behavior, God of War Ragnarök finally has a release date. The next chapter of Kratos’s story will arrive on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on November 9th.
To accompany the news, PlayStation has released a brief new CGI trailer highlight one of the threats Kratos and Atreus will face in the sequel: Fenrir. Or just a really big dog. But it’s probably Fenrir.
Finally, the PlayStation Blog also has a look at the game’s various editions, which entail a standard edition, a launch edition, a digital deluxe edition, a collector’s edition, and the top-end Jötnar Edition.
Let’s quickly run through what’s in each:
- Standard edition:
- The game. Duh.
- Launch edition:
- Kratos Risen Snow Armor
- Atreus Risen Snow Tunic (cosmetic)
- Digital deluxe edition:
- The game on PS4 and PS5
- Kratos Darkdale Armor
- Atreus Darkdale Attire (cosmetic)
- Darkdale Blades Handles for the Blades of Chaos
- Darkdale Axe Grip for the Leviathan Axe
- Official God of War Ragnarök digital soundtrack
- Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook
- Avatar Set
- PlayStation 4 Theme
- Collector’s edition:
- All of the digital deluxe edition items
- Voucher code for the game on PS4 and PS5
- Steelbook case for the disc that’s not actually included
- 2” Vanir Twins Carvings
- Dwarven dice set
- 16” Mjölnir Replica
- Jötnar Edition:
- All of the Collector’s edition items, except for the Dwarven dice set
- 7-Inch vinyl record of the soundtrack
- The Falcon, Bear, and Wolf pin set
- The Legendary Draupnir Ring with red cloth bag
- Brok’s dice set
- Yggdrasil cloth map
Here’s a product shot of the Jötnar Edition, so you can see the physical items for yourself:
You may have noticed that only the higher-end versions of the game include access to both the PS4 and PS5 versions. If you buy the PS4 version, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PS5 version for $10. That’s to be expected, since Sony previously announced that Horizon Forbidden West would be the last first-party title to offer free cross-gen upgrades.