We feel like we've been reporting for far too long on supposed release dates for the new God of War, but we at last have confirmation from Sony itself. Santa Monica's Norse-flavoured action adventure will release on 20th April 2018. It seems that cheeky Amazon page outed the real date after all.

Writing on the PlayStation Blog, creative lead Cory Barlog described finishing development as "bittersweet", but that he's "excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years".

A new trailer was also released alongside the date confirmation, and it focuses on the story side of proceedings. Check it out above.

What's more, turns out there are a whole bunch of versions of the game. Pre-ordering any version of the game will net you three legendary shield skins via a digital download code. The Collector's Edition is the so-called Stone Mason Edition spotted on GameStop a few days ago minus a few minor bonuses. A less extravagant Limited Edition features a steelbook case, an art book, and a few digital items, such as an armour set and a dynamic theme. There will also be a Digital Deluxe Edition, which features digital art and comic books and the aforementioned digital content from the other versions. That's a lot of ways to buy God of War.

Are you ready to cleave some Draugar in half come 20th April? Which version of the game will you be splashing out on? Recall your axe in the comments below.

[source blog.eu.playstation.com]