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God of War Ragnarok Family Portrait Series announced, will reveal Odin and other Aesir gods – Effinate Games


Between unexplored realms like Svartalfheim and fire-and-ice elemental attacks, God of War Ragnarok will have a lot of new experiences for players when it releases in a few months. There will also be new gods for Kratos to face, and we’ll get a good look at them soon.

As advertised on PlayStation Blog, Ragnarok will get a family portrait series: five artworks by five artists, each representing a number of characters from the games. Contemporary artist Drew Merritt is up first. His piece, titled “The Bear and the Wolf,” features Kratos and Atreus and will be unveiled on September 13. The comic artist Emma Ríos has drawn for series such as Dr. Strange and Daredevil, and her play “The Dwarves” will feature brothers Brok and Sindri, who hail from the aforementioned Svartalfheim. It will be revealed on September 20.

Each further piece continues this weekly release schedule. In third place is illustrator Romina Tempest, who previously worked on the God of War IP. “Heroes of Midgard” will feature “the foundling family that Kratos and Atreus have brought together,” but given that there aren’t many supporting characters beyond those in the other portraits, we’re not sure who we’ll be seeing Jormungandr, the serpent of the world. After Tempest comes comic artist Jae Lee, whose work spans many series such as Batman, Watchmen and Inhumans. Lee will draw Freya and Baldur in the aptly titled “Mother and Son.”

The fifth and final portrait has fans extra excited – both video game players and manga readers alike. Tokyo Ghoul creator Sui Ishida will draw Odin and the Aser gods in a work simply called “The Asir.” While it will obviously be in Ishida’s style and not a one-on-one match with the game, it will be our first real look at this class of gods in Ragnarok. Only Thor and Baldur have been seen so far.

It’s not the first time Sony has gotten artistic in the lead-up to Ragnarok. An official recap video of the series, done in storybook style, was released earlier. We’ll see the story continue when God of War Ragnarok releases on November 9 for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

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