This week’s God of War Ragnarok release date reveal may have ultimately been anticlimactic for some – it amounted to little more than a 30-second CG trailer and an unboxing – but that hasn’t stopped it from trending all over social media. The aforementioned videos have attracted over four millions views combined at the time of typing, and are showing no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Meanwhile, on Instagram, the release date has earned over one million likes, while on Twitter it managed 155k likes. Even the Sony Santa Monica Twitter account broke a record, with almost 90k people liking its own post on the subject. All combined, this is an outrageous level of engagement for what will clearly be one of the biggest games of the year by a country mile.
Perhaps the most exciting thing is that this is merely the beginning of the game’s marketing cycle, with the platform holder promising we’ll see a lot more in the lead up to launch. Between this and The Last of Us: Part I, it’s shaping up to be a big end to the year for Sony and its first-party studios – we can’t wait!
With Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and God of War Ragnarok alone, November is already pretty crowded.
Kratos the g.o.a.t 🐐 👑 is the nas and rakim of the video games industry.people been waiting for this news.and they cant wait for another masterpiece.over 4 millions views at that time writing this.another legendary adventures coming.god of war and elden ring will battle for game of the year.word up son
Boy I hope they are able to make that date. I shudder to think of the reaction if they end up needing to delay it after all.
Here's hoping this date remains true. But 5 months is a long time. So until closer to launch, I remain skeptical it will actually stay put and not slip into 2023.
Not to mention there's a new Covid wave on the horizon.... I hope it won't have a heavy impact.
Anyway, time will sort it out.
BTW I saw that in the Collector's Edition they offer a Mjolnir replica - does that mean Kratos ends up "relieving" Thor of it in the game, and he can use it as an alternate weapon (like the Barbarian hammer or Blade of Olympus in God Of War 2) ?
'Cause that would be cool !
Yippee. No more c*** shots hopefully 🤦♂️
Elden Ring could have GOTY competition after all.
Capping off a strong year for PlayStation this. I really hope this is the last big crossgen game from them though…and you won’t get a much better ps4 swan song.
@Bleachedsmiles It's been a very good year for PlayStation!
This had as many views as the xbox showcase in less than a day lol
I hadn't heard any complaints about it being anticlimactic. Been too busy getting hyped as feck.
That Jotnar edition will be mine for Christmas.
@Mega-Gazz Anyone who has made it through the back third of Elden Ring knows, deep down, that it does not deserve GOTY honors. That game was really good. But it had some serious flaws.
Not stuck with another yearly release of Pokemon + Call Of Duty for the big holiday game deserves a Million likes alone.
Always buy a PS first each generation. Safest bet in the industry when it comes to games. Keep it up!
Congratulations to Sony. I am looking forward to the release.
This year alone, Sony gonna put 4 juggernauts out in shape of Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, The Last of Us Part 1 Remake and God of War Ragnarok. I can only imagine what Sony has in its pipeline for 2023. Besides Marvel's Spider-Man 2, probably more blockbusters. Sony as a publisher really has been top-tier for years now.
@JAMes-BroWWWn I think Spider-Man 2 is a sure thing…which means wolverine probably isn’t. The rest we’ll have to imagine as they’ve been completely quiet…which makes me think, bar some other rerelease or Last of us multiplayer…next year may be Sonys turn for a quiet one.
Of course 3rd party they’ll have square doing some heavy lifting.
@MFTWrecks I've completed ER twice and have the Platinum and its easily one of my favourite games ever made so yeah you don't get decide peoples feelings and opinions on the game.
@MFTWrecks finished it 4 times, and it’s easily GOTY.. perhaps of the last ten.
Was totally worth the d pics. Said every weirdo ever
@MFTWrecks yeah people overlook the myriad of problems that game has in the back half
@dark_knightmare2 I firmly believe it received the reviews it did because no one had the time to actually get through to the end stretch and experience the nose dive in design the levels and bosses took.
@Mega-Gazz I platinumed it. It did not take a complete playthrough to recognize its flaws, let alone 4.
@WallyWest Congrats. I, too, have the platinum. But if you're blind to its flaws, then it's simply that: you're blind to its serious and upfront design issues. Specifically in the back half of the game.
It's a game well worth playing. I give it a solid 8. But it is not without issues that I think hold it back from deserving GOTY honors. That is, unless there is truly nothing that outshines it over the course of the rest of the year.
@MFTWrecks Its not about being blind its instead me and many others not sharing the same opinion on what the flaws are. You're free to take issues with the game and think its an 8 but remember that's you and your opinion. I saw the new Thor film today and i really didn't like the humour in it but my sister who i saw it with loved the humour, neither me or her are right or wrong its just different opinions.
@WallyWest Thanks for mansplaining opinions.
How does an article about release date hype NOT mention the release date??
Absolutely! I’m not surprised Forspoken got a ‘strategic’ delay to January so more people can actually buy it.
I agree. It’s ridiculous how people think game ‘awards’ means anything special for gamers. The only important award is your own award and not some special media or another of hundreds delivering their biased awards.
Personally ER and GT7 so far made this year awesome (GOTY) 👍🏻 Couldn’t care less about industry (hundreds of) awards just like Oscar, Grammy or whatever BS they go on about. 😅
@Rmg0731 Shows how bad Trashbox is
God of War: Ragnarok will be releasing on both PS4 & PS5 on November 9th, 2022.
@JJ2 yeah in the end awards don’t matter at all. My top three games this year so far are Horizon FW,Elden Ring and GT 7 in that order and once GOW Ragnorok releases it’s going to cap one hell of a year for Sony
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