God of War Fans Disappointed By Super Bowl Appearance

God of War Fans Disappointed By Super Bowl Appearance

Written by 

Tom Chapman


13th Feb 2023 10:17

Talk about fumbling Fimbulwinter - if you're channelling your inner Kratos rage right now, you aren't alone. While God of War Ragnarok was one of 2022's biggest games, it's seemingly been frozen in Midgard as we head into 2023. 

Sony has been teasing something big for the Nine Realms, with a giant version of the Leviathan Axe appearing in the middle of London. America one-upped this with a tease of a Tyr-sized announcement at Super Bowl LVII... so what happened?

God Of War Fans Disappointed By Super Bowl Appearance?

When the gaming giant asked players to tune in on February 12 (Feb 13 if you were in the UK), we were excited that the biggest sporting event of the year could be announcing a God of War Ragnarok DLC. 

Instead of a Ragnarok DLC, we were given a Super Bowl-themed advert. Although it featured Kratos and Atreus at Glendale's University of Phoenix Stadium, the ad didn't actually air during the big game and was revealed on the PlayStation Canada Instagram. What, can Sony not afford the budget? 

You didn't miss much, as the commercial has the big game being interrupted by an "unprecedented cold front" (possibly Ragnarok) and the pair running onto the pitch to save the day. Weirdly, the news reporter was former Vine "star," King Bach.

As you can imagine, the comments weren't kind. "That's it, are you serious Sony," raged one." Another fumed, "Why am I not surprised but still annoyed at the same time," while a third said, "So underwhelming."

In a year that gave us the return of Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Alicia Silverstone reprising her role as Cher Horowitz from Clueless, and Paul Rudd selling non-alcoholic beer as Ant-Man, Sony has seriously let us down. 

Are We Getting A Ragnarok DLC?

The question is, will we be getting a Ragnarok DLC. It's unclear where God of War goes next, but with Ragnarok confirmed to be the final chapter of our Norse saga, it would make sense to round things off with a DLC.

Much like Resident Evil Village marks the end of the Winters Family story - and delivered Shadows of Rose as a DLC - we hope there's just a little more to squeeze out of Ragnarok

When Push Square grilled Game Director Eric Williams on the prospect of a Ragnarok DLC, he said, "I wouldn't count on it," but that was before it became such a juggernaut of the gaming world. 

We know a New Game+ mode is on the way at some point this year, but sadly, this could be the end of the road... for now. In the meantime, it seems like we're left with a slow trickle of disappointing adverts to peddle the PS5. 

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