ARIIIEEEESSSS!!! It’s God of War’s 10th anniversary! Can you believe that it’s been 10 years since Kratos’ Spartan wrath first ignited the PlayStation 2 library?! It’s hard to imagine PlayStation without this enduring and beloved character, and we couldn’t be happier to be part of the celebrations! Wait, did you miss the big news?
Kratos will be making an appearance in our game, Shovel Knight, which launches on 22nd April!
All we’ve shown the world so far is a quick teaser which debuted at the PlayStation Experience event a few months ago. Today, we wanted to elaborate on Shovel Knight’s epic encounter with Kratos a little more. First off, we’ll confirm that Shovel Knight engages The God of War in mortal combat!!
Shovel Knight’s adventure is tied together with a sprawling overworld map filled with secrets, bonuses, and wandering combatants who’re just waiting to take on the Blue Burrower. Kratos, who is travelling through these lands, is perhaps Shovel Knight’s most ferocious opponent yet!
However, you can’t just run into Kratos by chance. He’s very tricky to find! Keep your eye out for secrets… and possibly even double secrets, to learn how to discover this battle. Once you figure it out, he’ll appear on the world map.
Kratos can be a challenging fight because he’s aggressive and tenacious, just like in the God of War games. Using his Blades of Chaos, he really knows how to whip poor Shovel Knight around! Take a look at all the ways Kratos can really beat on Shovel Knight:
The battle is amped up, befitting the over-the-top nature of God of War. It’s thrilling and exciting, blood-pumping and challenging! But most of all, it has that fun factor, and that humor and levity that you’d expect from Shovel Knight. After all, It’s about time Kratos had his 8-bit debut!
The gameplay and visuals aren’t all that matter though. Here’s a little taste of the God of War theme… turned 8-bit!
But there’s more than just a battle! Maybe Shovel Knight learns a trick or two from Kratos… but we’ve shared enough for now. You’ll just have to play the game to find out what!
It was truly a pleasure to work with Sony Santa Monica. They are one of the best studios in the world. We’ve created something truly awesome together, and couldn’t be more proud to be a part of God of War’s amazing history. We hope you all have a ton of fun fighting Kratos in Shovel Knight on PS4, PS3 and PS Vita.