'God of War' PS4 Update: Sequel's Open-world Inspired by 'Legend of Zelda'; Game Director Explains the Absence of the Blades of Chaos in the Game!

By Miguel Paolo Togonon, | June 19, 2017

The new "God of War" trailer explores the relationship of Kratos and his family, as well as discovering new threats in the Norse world. (YouYube)

The new "God of War" trailer explores the relationship of Kratos and his family, as well as discovering new threats in the Norse world. (YouYube)

New updates for "God of War" PS4 will feature an open-world inspired by the "Legend of Zelda" games and the reason why the Blades of Chaos are not included in the sequel.

Santa Monica Studio's latest "God of War" sequel will feature an open-world style gameplay, which is first in the game series. Game director Cory Balrog told Games Radar that the open-world feature for the sequel was laid as a way of nurturing the "spirit" of classic adventure games.

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Balrog added that "God of War" PS4'S open-world was inspired by the "Legend of Zelda" games from Nintendo. This is the type of experience Barlog hopes the sequel will provide for those looking explore its world. Expect hidden areas right in plain sight and secrets off the beaten path. This will not be mandatory, but they may flesh out the game’s world or otherwise offer something worth seeing.

"God of War" will feature Kratos exploring the harsh, uncharted and primitive Norse world along with his son, Atreus as they fight for survival against monsters and possibly the Norse gods.

Meanwhile, Balrog revealed the reason for the Blades of Chaos' absence in the new "God of War" sequel.

Ever since Santa Monica Studio announced the new "God of War" in last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, gamers quickly noticed that Kratos wield a new axe weapon, instead of the Blades of Chaos, which is a signature weapon for the character.

Balrog explained that he and the game developers in Santa Monica were trying something new for Kratos in the new "God of War" sequel and have been experimenting on various weapons for him. Balrog stated that the Blades of Chaos represents a dark and heavy experience for Kratos' life and described it as his "scarlet letter," wanting to move on from his past mistakes, GamingBolt reported.

It that sense, Balrog and the developers felt that the need to drop the Blades of Chaos in order for Kratos to move forward as much of the story will have him channel his inner anger and move on from his past in order to be a better mentor and father for Atreus.

Santa Monica Studio showcased a new trailer for "God of War" PS4 at this year's E3 event showcasing more of Kratos and Atreus gameplay, as well as introducing monsters from the Norse mythology such as the Fenris wolf and the World Serpent.

"God of War" will launch on the early 2018 for the PlayStation 4.

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