The New God Of War Has A Button Dedicated To Your Kid

Kratos isn't alone in the new God of War. Not only does he have a son, that child will be with him for the whole game. The two are so tied together that Sony's dedicated an entire button on the controller to interacting with the kid. The relationship between Kratos and his son is central to God of War's latest instalment. The big question at the heart of the game, according to the developers, is whether Kratos is capable of redemption. He paved the roads with blood in his quests, but things are different now that he's responsible for a life.

In the demo shown at Sony's press conference, one that was expanded upon in a private presentation I saw this afternoon, the kid will do his best to help Kratos navigate the world and during battle. This doesn't happen randomly or by accident; there's a button on the controller (I forgot to ask which!) who's sole purpose is summoning the kid for a variety of contextual actions in the game.

What that actually means for the game remains to be seen, however. In a fight with a giant troll — the same one from the demo you saw at the press conference — the button prompts the kid to fire electrified arrows that stuns.

Hopefully, we'll get a better sense of what the kid can do later this year.


    This doesn’t happen randomly or by accident; there’s a button on the controller (I forgot to ask which!) who’s sole purpose is summoning the kid for a variety of contextual actions in the game.

    Press X to Jason?

      "Jason! Jason? Jason!"

    KRATOS DIES and the kid takes over. You were clearly playing as the kid during the archery part. They wouldn't do that for nothing. Also the kid gained the 50XP not Kratos. He will die halfway through or near the end then the kid takes over.

      II believe a Dev came out and said you play as Kratos the entire game. I'm at work so not sure were the quote is ATM but google will help :D

        Heard that too. It's still Kratos' game from start to finish, but you're guiding your son also. It's God of War with a father and son. And I can totally get behind this. I was a fan of the previous main games and look forward to this new direction. A humanised Kratos is all good for me.

    so Kratos or his son will die by the end of the game? Who's it going to be? also if you die anytime during battle do you win by getting to Valhalla? pumped for this, love me some angry kratos

    Ergghh great..... That's just about a deal breaker for me. Nothing ruins a game or movie more than an obnoxious child being in the whole damn thing. Yes, I hate kids, and yes, I have no soul. I regret nothing!

      It's purely justified if you were thinking Short Round. How did the editor not remove every single scene he was in?

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