God of War: Ragnarok has confirmed that players will travel to all nine realms, leaving fans wondering what the unexplored looks like.
Kodoani.com – Game Series God of War always plunge its player base into a lore-rich world that connects the game’s world with classic myths and legends. After leaving Greek Mythology, Kratos now lives in Midgard, one of the Nordic kingdoms, and his adventures in 2018’s God of War took him to many other worlds. Like the previous games, both God of War 2018 and God of War: Ragnarok The upcoming all have certain liberties in the design of legends and worlds, making the nine realms slightly different from how they are depicted in classical Norse Mythology.
God of War: Ragnarok is set to give players the chance to explore all nine kingdoms as Kratos and Atreus battle Asgard and Aesir. However, fans are wondering about the worlds Kratos didn’t visit in the first game. While not much is known about these kingdoms, some items, quests, and conversations reveal details about these mysterious and unexplored lands. With certain elements of the realms revealed, the nine Norse realms of God of War mythology and their meanings become clearer.
Midgard is most famous as the home of humans but is still very different from what other religions might consider Earth. Midgard is a cold place, with thick forests and snow-capped mountains, and with Lake Nine at its center, where the Temple of Tyr can be found. It had long been used as a battlefield by the gods, and with the arrival of the Draugr and other creatures, most humans fled or were killed. In God of War mythology, Midgard is the home of Atreus and Kratos and the starting point for the events of 2018’s God of War.
Asgard is home to Aesir, the Norse gods, and home to the legendary Halls of Valhalla, where the souls of true warriors rest in their death. It is ruled by Odin and is where Baldur, Magni and Modi, the three gods that Kratos fought in God of War 2018 live. As the home of the gods, Asgard was heavily fortified and considered impregnable, however, according to the legend of Ragnarok, the kingdom would be destroyed along with the gods. The description of Asgard is not known, as Odin restricted all travel to and from the kingdom to everyone except Aesir.
The final destination of the 2018 God of War and the highest of all kingdoms, Jotunheim is home to the giants and the site where Kratos learned of a prophecy that his life might be in danger. dangerous. The landscape is of mountains and the corpses of dead giants slain by Aesir for fear that the giants will begin Ragnarok. Odin ordered that the gate to Jotunheim be destroyed and most other entrances to the kingdom blocked off, making it nearly impossible to get there.
A kingdom filled with lush forests and ruled by light, Alfheim is home to both the Light Elves and the Dark Elves and the setting for the war between the two races when Kratos and Atreus first arrive. Like Midgard, Alfheim is also dominated by a lake, known as the Lake of Light, and has the Temple of Freyr at its center, the location from where the Light of Alfheim fills the sky. The landscape looks strangely different depending on which race is ruling the realm, with the Dark Elves blocking most of the light from leaving the temple, while the Light Elves fill the sky with glare eye .
Also known as Hel, this realm is the coldest and one of the most dangerous; it is the location of the Nordic afterlife. The souls associated with Hel are subjected to repeated delusions of their greatest fears and failures and tortured by the Hel-Walkers. There are certain parts of the kingdom shrouded in mystery due to how dangerous they are. Mimir even warned Kratos not to risk one of them after an image of Zeus appeared in the sky, proving that even the gods are not safe from the illusions and tortures of Hel. .
A realm of eternal flame and home to the Fire Giants, Muspelheim is ruled by Surtr, one of the main characters in the classic version of Ragnarok. Its landscape is dominated by volcanoes, lava rivers and ash clouds. This is also the place where the greatest warriors prove their mettle by going through certain trials and defeating countless waves of enemies. According to the legend of Ragnarok, the fire from Muspelheim would destroy Midgard and Asgard when Surtr and the other Fire Giants attacked Aesir’s house.
Once the ancestor of the ice and once home to the dwarf alchemist Ivaldi, Niflheim is ruled by a dangerous mist that can poison anything that encounters it. According to legend, the mist was cursed by Odin, and like Muspelheim, Niflheim was a kingdom where many warriors came to test their abilities. It is also one of the smallest but most unforgiving realms.
As the ancestral home of the Dwarves, it is the only kingdom restricted to all races other than Dwarves, including the Aesir, a reward given by Odin for the Dwarf’s service. This realm contains some of the most important Dwarf innovations beyond comprehension. Not much is known about this kingdom and the Dwarves are hesitant to give outsiders any information about it, leaving it shrouded in mystery.
Home to the gods Vanir, Aesir’s rival, Vanaheim is the most mysterious of all kingdoms and is shrouded in forests of darkness and light. This kingdom is filled with wild magic and was ruled by Freya before she left after she fell to Baldur. Infiltrating the kingdom was impossible without Vanir’s permission, even for Aesir. The realm reflects the powerful magic that Vanir controls and is considered the strangest of all the Nine Realms.
With the release date of God of War: Ragnarok fast approaching, fans are hoping to explore all nine kingdoms of the Nordic world and see how the game depicts these kingdoms. While God of War 2018 has given fans a glimpse of some of these worlds, many are still shrouded in mystery and some have only been partially explored. Thanks to the confirmation that God of War: Ragnarok players will be visiting every kingdom in the upcoming game, fans are eagerly awaiting their chance to experience the Nine Realms and witness the destruction that Kratos and Atreus will have. bring.
God of War: Ragnarok Announced release on November 9, 2022, for PS4 and PS5.