For Kratos’ latest journey in God of War (2018), the development team at SIE Santa Monica opted to leave behind Grecian mythology and shift focus to Norse legends. Once forced to square off against gods like Zeus, Ares, Poseidon, Hades, and Perses, Kratos will now engage in fisticuffs with the gods of the North Germanic people. Santa Monica has been slowly releasing details about the game in anticipation of its April 20 release date, but one detail it has been fairly tight-lipped about is the full cast of characters from the Nordic pantheon. While Odin and Thor will undoubtedly play a significant role, there is still plenty of room to fill with larger-than-life deities
We know from the 2016 E3 reveal that, at some point, Kratos and his son Atreus happen upon Jormungandr. According to legends, Jormungandr is a giant sea serpent that is directly connected to the start of Ragnarok, a large-scale battle that results in the deaths of gods like Odin, Thor, and Loki. Jormungandr, however, isn’t a god, though his presence is imposing.