‘God of War Ragnarök’ To Introduce New Game Plus Mode in 2023
Granting players an alternative gameplay experience.
Sony Santa Monica has shared that a New Game Plus Mode will be coming to God of War Ragnarök next year. The studio took to Twitter to share the news, alongside a GIF.
“We know many of you have been asking, so we’re happy to confirm that New Game Plus will be coming to #GodofWarRagnarok in Spring 2023,” the tweet said. “We’ll share more details once we get closer to the release!”
We know many of you have been asking, so we’re happy to confirm that New Game Plus will be coming to #GodofWarRagnarok in Spring 2023!
We’ll share more details once we get closer to the release! ? ? pic.twitter.com/vmv5X2USuW
— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) December 22, 2022
For those unfamiliar with the term, a New Game Plus mode is an unlockable video game mode designed for role-playing games so that they can be replayed following first completion. Developers will unlock new features not available in the first playthrough or may keep items and skills accrued in the first playthrough accessible the second time around to alter the gameplay experience.
2018’s God of War, the eighth installment in the franchise, had debuted its own New Game Plus mode just a few months after its release on PlayStation 4. Players were able to carry over equipment and abilities from their initial playthrough. Developers also introduced the skill of transforming talismans into enchantments, new armor sets for Kratos, attack patterns for Valkyries and more.
It’s likely that the studio will once again allow players to carry over items in God of War Ragnarök but beyond that, they’ll have to wait until the mode launches to see what’s in store.
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