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Next God of War Games Could Be Based on Egyptian Or Mayan Mythology

Next God of War Games Could Be Based on Egyptian Or Mayan Mythology - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 January 2018 / 1,900 Views

The upcoming PlayStation 4 God of War game is based on Norse Mythology, however, director Cory Barlog said future games could be based on  Egyptian Or Mayan mythology.

"The Greek games were the Greek era of God of War," Barlog said in the latest issue of Game Informer.

"Moving on, the next mythological belief system he interacts with became the Norse era of God of War. But we may end up going on to the Egyptian era and the Mayan era and so on and so forth."

God of War will launch for the PlayStation 4 in early 2018.


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13 Comments

Bristow9091 (on 05 January 2018)

I'd at least want a trilogy set in the Norse mythology before moving on though... if Greek Mythology can get as many games as it did, I expect to see a few more games in Norse before moving on.


Nem (on 05 January 2018)

I feel the same way. They are gonna run out of material fast if they do one mythology per game.


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BraLoD (on 05 January 2018)

Two per mythos seems good, three like the greek (i know it was actually six, or at least four depending on how you approach it, but the main sequence was definitely 1, 2 and 3) it's gonna take another 25 years to finish norse, egyptian and mayan, or more. Two looks like a good number to renew and upgrade and then move on again without so much time spent on it, IMO. One per mythos would feel like it could be more.


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DonFerrari (on 06 January 2018)

Every culture have its myths even if similar... so even if one per myth they would take a lifetime.


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Ka-pi96 (on 05 January 2018)

Mayan sounds very interesting. Doesn't get explored all that much!


BraLoD (on 05 January 2018)

As long as they can keep it as good as the Greek ones, come at me.


WhatATimeToBeAlive (on 05 January 2018)

My vote goes for American Indian Gods.


Liquid_faction (on 05 January 2018)

I'm all for exploring new myths, but they gotta let Kratos go, and create new God of Wars, Kratos isn't the only God Slayer out there, and while I like Kratos as character, he solidified himself as the Greek God of War. Here's to hoping the the next GoW would be Kratos' son, and he won't be bound by one single mythology.


JustThatGamer (on 06 January 2018)

Kratos' son is clearly the future of the series, it's exciting but I'll also be sad to see Kratos go :( His rage and relentless determination has been one of my main sources of catharsis


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Liquid_faction (on 06 January 2018)

Maybe once the new God of War is over, Kratos dies in the hands of many gods from many different myths because he's too powerful or something, so his son goes to avenge him. Would be a good transition from one myth to all.


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DonFerrari (on 05 January 2018)

God of War Timeline must be pretty crazy


Oneeee-Chan!!! (on 05 January 2018)

God of War origins.


Heavenly_King (on 05 January 2018)

it could make sense, as long they make sense about how all the mythologies co-exist together, and yet they nowhere to be found in the events occurring in the "other mythology" game.


CartBlanche (on 06 January 2018)

I'd love to see more variation, but only after they do a decent story arch with the new one.


Radek (on 06 January 2018)

I hope they set the release date this month... otherwise it can't release in March this year.... It was announced on E3 2016 it really has to come out before E3 2018.


DonFerrari (on 05 January 2018)

Want to see Kratos taking on Japan Myths and trying to kill a snake that is over 7 mountains long.


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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 05 January 2018)

Duch a big studio and its stuck on GOW forever, want to see something new and fresh from them, all sony studios can do new ips, GG, Sucker punch, naughty dog, and these ones are stuck on GOW.


DonFerrari (on 05 January 2018)

Unfortunatelly when they planned this it didn't work out.


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Ultr (on 05 January 2018)

Well the new god of war is new and fresh :D
also they co-develop a lot of other cool games


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TallSilhouette (on 05 January 2018)

This one is so different it's practically a new ip itself, just bringing over a beloved character.


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JustThatGamer (on 06 January 2018)

The team passionately wanted to make a new God of War, it's not up gamers to decide what developers should create. Also the new game is so radically overhauled it may as well be considered a new IP.


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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 06 January 2018)

what i am saying is that these teams always come up with a new IP even better than the one before, i bet they can have their tlou, their ghost of tsu. and their Horizon if they want to. But people got upset and downvoted like i was attacking them or gow or sony xD. The fanboyism in the comment section of the news articles never fails.


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DonFerrari (on 06 January 2018)

Yep I see no reason to downvote your comment.
And yes they could make a great new IP, just that they were unlucky their next try was a no go.


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GoOnKid (on 05 January 2018)

AssCreed says hi.


CGI-Quality (on 05 January 2018)

So only Assassin Creed games can explore other mythologies?


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GoOnKid (on 05 January 2018)

No no, of course not, it was just the first thing that came to my mind after AC just visited egypt recently. And that AC games vary in locations from entry to entry. This wasn't meant to be criticizm.


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DonFerrari (on 05 January 2018)

I hope I don't come to dismiss GoW history and even games as I do to AC.


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shikamaru317 (on 05 January 2018)

Next Tomb Raider is also Egyptian based supposedly. They should definitely go with Mayan, Egyptian lore is at risk of becoming overused.


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CGI-Quality (on 05 January 2018)

I'd prefer to see it in God of War, and because they are already using mythological themes, it won't have a feeling of overuse.


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chakkra (on 06 January 2018)

The difference here would be that in none of those other games you get to beat up and slaughter the gods.


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