Since God of War’s gorgeous Norse-infused reboot is upon us this April, we got to thinking about the God of War titles and just how much there was behind this PlayStation exclusive title. Come check out the trivia with us and prep your blades, Kratos has been on quite the journey.
1. God of War (2005) is actually the second game internally developed over at Sony, via Sony’s Santa Monica Studios.
2. Nolan North, that guy you love as Nathan Drake in Uncharted, voices Hades in the original God of War.
3. The Gorgons originally had feet but due to all of the moving parts on a Gorgon, animators found it nearly impossible to make that work with the PlayStation 2’s capabilities at the time.
4. David Jaffe, the first title’s Director, cited Clash of the Titans as being his jump off inspiration for God of War.
5. Speaking of Clash of the Titans, for the sequel God of War II, Harry Hamlin voiced Perseus which is who he played in the 1981 film.
6. The developers were rather against the concept of Poseidon having tentacles as it was a bit too close in comparison to the insane Hydra battle from the first game. Since they didn’t want to draw that look from gamers, they opted for crab legs keeping Poseidon scuttling about instead. Honestly, I think it made him look far crazier.
7. The reboot of God of War, coming out this April, stretches away from Greek Mythology and heads into Norse Mythology which developers felt would fit Kratos rather well. Based on everything I’ve seen so far, I’m pretty sure they’re not wrong.
8. God of War: Ghost of Sparta had sections within it that were actually meant for God of War 2. Quite often within the God of War series, if a game played better without a level or within the story, they’d merely shelve concepts and use them in another game. This happened quite a few times and even moreso notable with Icarus’ wings that players were meant to get a crack at in God of War but had to wait until God of War 2 when the technology could catch up a bit and the story wasn’t already so full.
9. God of War: Ghost of Sparta is the actual first time you get to see Kratos’ brother despite him being referenced in God of War 3. See, this is why it paid to play even the handheld games of a series you love. So many juicy tidbits of details and scenery that you could be diving into!
10. There were absolutely NO CGI in God of War 3. Every one of those scenes you saw that drove the story further, those were all done with the in-game engine keeping everything incredibly fluid throughout the title. Man, those were the days.