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New God of War Ragnarok gameplay reveals the dwarven realm Svartalfheim – Effinate Games


We’ve known for a while now that God of War Ragnarok will see Kratos and Atreus explore all of the Nine Realms, but there’s been a question about what they’ll look like. Svartalfheim, Vanaheim and Asgard are mentioned but largely unseen in the previous game. Now we’ve got our first look at Svartalfheim, the land of the dwarves.

The gameplay reveal comes from GameInformer, and the minute and a half long clip gives us a good idea of ​​what to expect in the dwarves’ home world. Blacksmith brothers Brok and Sindri always talked about dwarven ingenuity in the 2018 game, and it’s on full display in the video. Large mining equipment and water powered machinery will be common sights in this realm. We can also see a massive dwarf face carved into the side of a mountain in one of the closing shots.

Moment-to-moment gameplay will also involve manipulating some of these water-powered devices. We see geysers blocking Kratos’ path in the video, but he can freeze the water to cut them off using his new elemental attacks. Similarly, he can release geysers from inside pressure pots to power water wheels. As expected, the new combat mechanics also have utility in exploration and puzzle solving.

The God of War hype is at a fever pitch right now – all you have to do is look at the eBay scalpers selling the various editions at absurdly marked up prices. Fortunately, those anticipating the game won’t have to wait too much longer to get their hands on it. God of War Ragnarok’s release date is November 9, and it will be available on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on the same Wednesday.

Those looking to get ready for the new game can refresh themselves with Ragnarok’s official recap video. We’ve also got a handy guide on how to play the God of War games in order – after all, the whole saga has been running for 17 years. Some fans want to see Kratos fight Egyptian gods next.

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