After the God of War Ragnarok reveal during PlayStation Showcase, Art Director Raf Grassetti shared a first-look image of Thor’s character model.
Following the PlayStation Showcase gameplay reveal for God of War Ragnarök, Santa Monica Studio Art Director Raf Grassetti posted the first full image of Thor. The PS5 God of War gameplay closed out Sony’s 40-minute event, giving fans over three minutes of footage.
There’s plenty to glean from the trailer, too. For one, Atreus has grown significantly since last we saw him in 2018’s God of War adventure. And, needless to say, he remains as determined as ever to learn more about his heritage and the world around him. Kratos doesn’t seem as eager, however, expressing a desire to lay low and avoid a potential war with the surviving Norse Gods. But the father and son duo will undoubtedly land themselves in a fair bit of trouble, especially since Ragnarok, which heralds the end of the world, grows nigh based on happenings in the trailer. Throwing God of Thunder Thor into the mix will further complicate things.
After PlayStation Showcase came to a close, with God of War Ragnarok acting as the stinger, Santa Monica Studio Art Director Raf Grassetti posted an image of the game’s version of Thor on Twitter. A hefty man with unruly red hair, Ragnarok’s Thor bears more in common with the traditional Norse depiction. Thus, he looks nothing like the hero played by Chris Hemsworth in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This should come as no surprise, though; during some of his storytelling sequences in God of War (2018), Mimir referred to the God of Thunder as a “fat dobber.” Like many a God before him, if he comes to blows with Kratos, Thor will likely give the Spartan a run for his money.
Since Grassetti released the image, there’s been ongoing discussion online about the character’s design. Some were expecting a build more in line with that of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and have no qualms about expressing as much. Meanwhile, others continue to note that God of War’s depiction appears to align closely with his mythological description.
Of course, the true test of this Thor’s might won’t be seen until the sequel hits store shelves. And when that will happen presently remains a mystery. Despite showing a lengthy gameplay trailer, Sony and Santa Monica Studio have yet to put a date on God of War Ragnarok.
God of War Ragnarök is expected to hit PS4 and PS5 consoles sometime in 2022.
Source: Raf Grassetti/Twitter
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