New God Of War PS4 Trailer Showcases Kratos's Leviathan Axe

Take a closer look at Kratos's new weapon in PS4's God of War.


Sony's next big PS4 exclusive, God of War, is quickly approaching. The action game arrives partway through April, and ahead of its release, Sony has shared a developer video update that sheds some more light on Kratos's new weapon for this adventure.

Unlike previous games, PS4's God of War serves as a sort of reboot for the series, setting itself apart from past entries by introducing elements of Norse mythology and, most notably, Kratos's son Atreus. Another major difference is Kratos's choice of weapon; rather than once again wielding his iconic blades, he instead takes up the Leviathan Axe.

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Now Playing: God of War Developer Diary - Kratos' New Weapon: The Leviathan Axe

In the video above, the developers provide more insight on the new weapon, including why they decided to go with the axe over Kratos's more familiar arsenal. The video showcases some of the devastating attacks Kratos can perform with the weapon and gives a glimpse at some of the potential upgrades that players can choose for it during the course of the game.

Sony announced that God of War had gone gold earlier this month, meaning the game is ready to be sent off for manufacturing. It is scheduled to release for PS4 on April 20. It will launch alongside a special edition PS4 Pro bundle that features a God of War-themed console and some digital content. It also gets a performance mode with PS4 Pro even if you don't have a 4K display.

For more on the game, check out our gameplay video showing just how different God of War is from previous installments. You can also watch our interview with director Cory Barlog on how God of War learned from The Last of Us and read our impressions of the game's revamped combat system.

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