New God of War Ragnarok gameplay reveals the dwarven realm Svartalfheim
We already know Ragnarok will see Kratos and Atreus explore all nine realms, but the question of what they’ll look like persists. Svartavheim, Vanaheim and Asgard were all mentioned, but largely absent from the last game. Now, for the first time, we see Svartavheim, the land of the dwarves.
The gameplay reveal comes from game informer, the one-and-a-half-minute clip gives us a good idea of what to expect in the homeworld of the dwarves. Blacksmith brothers Brok and Sindri always talked about the ingenuity of dwarves during the 2018 competition, which is on full display in the video. Large mining equipment and hydraulic machinery will be a common sight in this sector. We can also see a huge dwarf face carved into the side of the mountain in one of the close-ups.
The instant game will also involve manipulating some of these hydraulic devices. We see geysers blocking Kratos’ path in the video, but he can use his new elemental attack to freeze water to cut them off. Likewise, he can release the geyser from the pressure tank to power the water wheel. As expected, the new combat mechanics are also useful for exploration and puzzle solving.
The God of War hype is heating up right now – all you need to do is watch eBay scalpers sell versions at ridiculous markups. Thankfully, those looking forward to the game won’t have to wait too long to get it. Ragnarok’s release date is November 9, and it’ll be available on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 that Wednesday.
Those looking to get ready for the new game can refresh themselves with Ragnarok’s official review video. We’ve also included a handy guide on how to play God of War games in order—after all, the entire saga has been running for 17 years. Some fans would like to see Kratos battle the Egyptian gods next.