Santa Monica Studio’s “God of War” has been mostly quiet since E3 2016, but the RPG title came back in full force earlier today with a new trailer and a firm release date. The game is set to release in April for the PS4, and Sony has detailed a few of the pre-order bonuses that fans can get their hands on if they order early. The game will come in a Collector’s Edition, a Stone Mason Edition, and a Digital Deluxe Edition, starting at $59.
The official release date for the new God of War title is April 20, 2018. In a post on Playstation Blog earlier today Cory Barlog, of Sony Santa Monica Studios, told fans, “There has been a long journey just to reach this point, so it’s a little bittersweet to think that we are only a few months away from that journey finally coming to an end. While I am sad, I am also excited because it means everyone will get their hands on this crazy adventure we have been crafting for nearly five years!”
Sony did confirm that if you pre-order any of the editions of the game you will get three legendary shield skins, so everyone gets something. If you pre-order any edition at GameStop or EB Games you’ll also get “Luck of Ages XP,” which will give you +10 Luck and has 1 Enchantment Slot. Luck effects thing like XP gained in battle, Hacksilver, and certain Perks. The Collector’s Edition will cost you $130, and will come with a 9’’ statue made by Gentle Giant. You will also get a cloth map and the Huldra Bros carvings pack. There are also digital items included in the set. The Stone Mason Edition is $150, but will only be available in the US and Canada. You get everything in the Collector’s Edition and Atreus’ wooden Horse and Troll carvings. You also get the Stone Mason Ring, and a talking Mimir Head keychain, so two goodies if you like physical gifts. Finally, the Digital Deluxe Edition will only set you back $70, and you will get the legendary Death’s Vow Armor Set, a digital comic book from Dark Horse, and both the digital comic and mini art book will come with exclusive creator commentary tracks. Also if you pre-order the Digital Deluxe, you get a limited-run God of War physical pin.