God of War's long awaited New Game + update has deployed on PlayStation 4, allowing players to once again take up the Leviathan Axe and stomp through Kratos' brilliant adventure with all of their upgraded equipment and skills intact. It's 933MB in size.

New Game + also adds new armour sets to the game alongside more powerful versions of old gear, so there should be new character builds to explore if you're into that side of the experience. As for the actual difficulty of New Game +, you'll be able to choose any difficulty level that you like, just like in the main game. Oh, and you can play through New Game + as many times as you wish, restarting the story every time you finish it. Cool.

What's more, patch 1.30 promises skippable cutscenes, easy armour switching -- transferring over all of your enchantments with just a single button press -- and "many bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements".

All in all, it sounds like a great update, but will you be rampaging through God of War again? Summon your axe and get cleaving in the comments section below.

[via blog.eu.playstation.com]