God of War Ragnarok is getting comic relief thanks to Norse figure Ratatoskr, but some developers reportedly wanted to cut the charming creature.
Ratatoskr is one of the cutest and funniest characters in God of War Ragnarok, but the mythical figure was apparently at risk of being left out of the game altogether. The epic sequel introduces a number of new mythical Norse characters, including the evil gods Thor and Odin. Ratatoskr has become a fan-favorite addition to the God of the war cast, but its presence was apparently resisted by some developers.
A report of game informant reveals that Ratatoskr was almost kicked out of the game, with God of War Ragnarok director Eric Williams is fighting for its inclusion. During an interview with game informant, Williams reveals that other developers wanted to cut Ratatoskr due to its overtly comedic role and the title’s already large cast. However, Williams remained convinced that Ratatoskr’s comic relief would be important in the game’s otherwise dark narrative. squirrel while performing voice and motion capture.
Ratatoskr is the most charming creature in God Of War Ragnarok
Ratatoskr is an important figure in Norse myth, serving as the messenger of the world tree Yggdrasil, and of 2018 God of the war features a separate version of the character in the form of a summoned Atreus. Ratatoskr in God of War Ragnarok is significantly different from the crude and vulgar version of the previous title, which was voiced by Troy Baker instead of SungWon Cho. However, the action-packed sequel explains the change by having the real Ratatoskr separate aspects of his personality into smaller spectral versions of himself. Troy Baker returns as the Bitter Blue Squirrel, while SungWon portrays the physical Ratatoskr and its other variants.
Whereas God of War Ragnarok is based on Norse mythology, the game takes creative liberties with many aspects of ancient tales. For example, the presence and significance of the Greek character Kratos is obviously a major difference from stories told by North Germanic cultures. GoW Ragnarok’s the mythology also reinterprets the Aesir gods as Thor and Odin, portraying them as cruel killers and manipulators rather than heroic warriors and benevolent rulers. Ratatoskr’s version in God of War Ragnarok is equally unique, taking on the role of Yggrasil’s charismatic guardian rather than just a messenger.
Ratatoskr is one of the most memorable characters in God of War Ragnarok, with SungWon Cho’s hilarious performance helping the squirrel stand out from the rest of the cast. Many developers surprisingly wanted to cut the comical creature, but director Eric Williams thankfully resisted removing the character. Ratatoskr helps lighten the mood throughout God of War Ragnarok and makes Sindri’s House an exciting place to revisit.
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Source: Game Informer
God of War Ragnarok
- Original release date:
- Studio Santa Monica
- God of the war
- Adventure, Action
- PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
- Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Ragnarok has arrived in God of War Ragnarok, the sequel to 2018’s Game of the Year released for PlayStation 4. Three years have passed since Kratos and his son, Atreus completed their quest through the realms while facing off against a small handful of Norse gods. However, their actions have consequences. The Allfather, Odin, is out for revenge, and his son, Thor, is leading the charge. Atreus, seeking to find more answers to the questions of his lineage given to him by his mother, embarks on another quest with his father to uncover the truth while battling the wrath of Odin’s realm. New friends and allies will aid them on their journey, but some allies-turned-enemies will seek to eliminate them before Fimbulwinter ends. God of War Ragnarok will conclude the Norse saga of God of War and launch on November 9, 2022.
- God of the war
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