"#God Of War" is an upcoming third-person action game in development by Santa Monica Studio to be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). It is scheduled to release in early 2018 as an exclusive for the Playstation 4. It will be the eighth installment in the "God of War" series, the eighth chronologically, and the sequel to 2010's game "God of War III". The first trailer was released at E3 2016 and now the second trailer has been released to hype up the fans.

What did the E3 2016 trailer feel like?

"God of War" was the reason for many unexpected gasps at E3 2016 because of the sudden reveal of the first trailer.

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The trailer showed off the blade swinging protagonist "Kratos" in a different situation, with his son (Atreus). The game developers said that the game was based on Norse Mythology rather than the Greek Mythology of the previous seven games. Kratos appeared to be quite different, not only because of his attire but because of his expressions. The feelings of rage hidden beneath the sorrow and hope of teaching his son, the way to live came across very well.

Well, that was the E3 2016 trailer summed up. But the #E3 2017 trailer was something else.

E3 2017's 'Be a Warrior' trailer's main idea

The trailer started with Kratos rowing his boat toward some mysterious glowing orb within a stone. Suddenly, Atreus asks if he should actually throw his axe into the water. Something about it clicked with me because I was very invested in the trailer.

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As we know, Kratos has always had a beef with the gods. First, the Greek gods and now, I believe the Norse ones. Obviously, there was a part where we saw a wolf. According to what I believe the wolf was "Fenrir" the son of "Loki." He said that they were a long way from home, which clearly points to the fact that they jumped from a completely different myth.

Then, there's a woman seen advising Kratos to go back because the gods of this realm didn't take kindly to outsiders (pointing towards Kratos). This again tells us that, Kratos doesn't belong in that realm. When the axe doesn't come back from the sea the water starts to shake and shiver, showing that something big, and monstrous is coming out of the sea. The gameplay mechanics and the fighting scenes are very sleek and the cut-scenes are almost real. The scenery is beautiful and there are many new challenges.

The best of all is that oh-so-lovely axe. It resembles the "Mjolnir" as it can be retrieved from anywhere in the game according to the developers.

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What does the director have to say?

The game director Cory Barlog said in an interview with Game Beat, "The axe has a history, a connection to their family, and a connection to other characters in the game. It’s a very important artifact in the overall story."

The trailer shows how Kratos embarks on a journey to teach his child, Atreus, how to become a warrior. He tells him not to feel for his enemy and to close his heart upon their pain and suffering.

Finally, they encounter the meanest beast of Norse Mythology -- The "Midgard Serpent" who spat Kratos' axe out in front of him. At that moment, there is a strange scene: Atreus could understand what the "World Serpent" said and it said that it wanted to help them. Certainly, it confused people. But, here is what I have to say: "Ragnarok" is what the game is based upon, and the beast wants to help Kratos and his son kill the gods.

Anyway, let me know in the comments section below about what You think about the "Be a Warrior" trailer of "God of War" released at E3 2017.

#Be a Warrior