Playstation Announces 'God Of War' Countdown Less Than 24 Hours Before Release

With some seriously impressive early buzz and high marks, the upcoming Sony Playstation title "God of War" is a much anticipated game.  Just this evening, the official Playstation twitter account posted a "less than 24 hours" message, which revealed plans for a countdown of some sort starting at 7:30 pm PST.

The message included an image, which says the countdown will happen at the website.

Playstation Announces 'God Of War' Countdown Less Than 24 Hours Before Release
The website currently has a vid stream featuring all kinds of God of War goodies, including some BTS stuff with this title's composer Bear McCreary, as well as gameplay footage previously released.

Another tweet from Playstation today had a map of Midgard via Mimir's Vision AR app:

We do know that this game will focus primarily on the fact that Kratos, voiced this time around by Stargate favorite Chris Judge,  is a father again. From the official PR for the title developed by Santa Monica Studio:

As mentor and protector to Atreus, a son determined to earn his respect, he is forced to deal with and control the rage that has long defined him while out in a very dangerous world with his son.

There will be three special editions of God of War: the Stone Mason Edition, the Collector's Edition, and the Digital Deluxe Edition.  The Stone Mason Edition comes with several physical items, including the base game in a SteelBook case, a 9-inch statue of Kratos and Atreus that was created by Gentle Giant, 2-inch carvings of the Huldra Brothers, a horse, and a troll, an exclusive lithograph, a cloth map, a stone mason's ring, and a keychain of Mímir's head that talks. There is also various downloadable content, including an exclusive shield skin, in addition to an armor set and another shield skin for Kratos, a PlayStation 4 dynamic theme, a digital artbook, and God of War #0 by Dark Horse Comics, and is only available in the United States and Canada.

The Collector's Edition comes with many of the same items, minus the ring, the keychain, the 2-inch carvings of the horse and troll, and the Stone Mason Edition's exclusive shield skin.

The Digital Deluxe Edition comes with all of the digital content, minus the Stone Mason Edition's exclusive shield skin. U.S. and Canadian customers also receive a Kratos and Atreus pin for pre-ordering the Digital Deluxe Edition. Pre-orders at select retailers will receive three skins for Kratos' shield, while pre-orders from GameStop or EB Games will also receive a "Luck of Ages XP Talisman", granting increased XP gain, increased Hacksilver gain, and increased ability to trigger Perks.

Needless to say, hopes are high for this chapter of Kratos' tale, and the wait will soon be over when the game hits in less than 20 hours

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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