God of War releases on 20 Apr, new trailer and Collector’s Edition details revealed

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The new God of War will launch on 20 April exclusively for PlayStation 4. Directory Cory Barlog broke the news on the US PlayStation Blog alongside details of the various editions and a brand-new story trailer.

Barlog doesn’t write at length about the studio’s five-year journey or the game but the post is still worth a read, if only for his humor:

“I love this trailer. After I saw it, I pre-ordered the game.

“So, April 20, 2018…mark the date on your calendar, people. Clear that schedule, tell your significant other they are wonderful, because that is always a nice thing to do, and then wonder what you will do with all that free time you have now that you don’t need to keep asking me when the release date is.”

PlayStation Asia later provided the prices and contents for the three available editions:

God of War

Price: Digital $64.90 / Physical $72.90
Release: 20 April 2018
Subtitles: English, Chinese

God of War Digital Deluxe Edition

Price: $78.90

  • God of War
  • Death’s Vow Armor Set
  • Exile’s Guardian Shield
  • Digital Comic
  • Digital Art book
  • Dynamic Theme

God of War Collector’s Edition

Price: $184.90

  • God of War
  • 9” Kratos & Atreus Statue
  • 2” Huldra Brothers Carvings
  • Cloth Map
  • Special Necklace
  • Drawstring Bag
  • Death’s Vow Armor Set
  • Exile’s Guardian Shield
  • Digital Comic
  • Digital Art book
  • Dynamic Theme

Here’s an image for reference. Bear in mind that the US edition differs from Asian edition:

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Pre-orders are now open at both the PlayStation Store and at authorized retailers.

Digital pre-order incentives include an experience gain boost and three legendary shield skins, with PS Plus members eligible for an additional two skins. For physical pre-orders, a God of War journal notebook will be handed out while stocks last.

Hover over the images to see the name of the skins:

God of War is developed by SIE Santa Monica Studios and returning director Cory Barlog.

Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.