Today marked the release of the God of War Ragnarok video game, the hugely anticipated sequel to 2018's God of War.
The game is exclusive to Playstation, and is solely a single player game, which relies on engaging storytelling, graphics, and its cinematic look.
It is already receiving hugely positive feedback, with IGN and multiple other outlets giving it a 10/10 score, while gamers have also been raving about its soundtrack.
The composer on the project is American musician Ben McCreary, whose portfolio includes TV shows such as The Walking Dead, The Rings of Power, and games such as Call of Duty: Vanguard.
You can listen to the game's official theme below, which evokes the epic Norse mythology that the story is based on.
God Of War Ragnarok
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The game director of God of War Ragnarok, Eric Williams, spoke recently about the two main character in the game, Kratos and Atreus, and the role that family plays in the story.
"The interesting thing about this story is that it's a father-son story, a parent-child story. But it also has a lot of found family in it as well, you know. It's the family that you choose versus the family you're born into.
"That's the key to this game. The last game you had Atreus just always being told what to do by adults. Anybody asks a question and they never give him an answer. But we wanted to be a lot more grey.
"Now we're getting into Atreus being like, "Well, I don't think it's like that". And [Kratos and Mimir] are like, "Oh, are you being sassy? Or should we actually have a real conversation about this?"
"As you continue to play, you'll probably see that start to blossom a lot more. Kratos doesn't just tell him "Don't say that". That's what he would have told him last time – "Boy, don't speak like that."