God Of War was an amaz­ing expe­ri­ence. The sto­ry, com­bat and beau­ti­ful envi­ron­ment pro­vid­ed a great expe­ri­ence. If you were look­ing for a rea­son to go back and play through God Of War again, Sony San­ta Mon­i­ca has you cov­ered. Mihir Sheth, Senior Com­bat Tech-Design­er at Sony San­ta Mon­i­ca Stu­dio has the top rea­son you should play God Of War again with new game plus.

  1. Relive the adven­ture of Kratos and Atreus, while keep­ing all of your earned equip­ment and abil­i­ties. Start a new game with all of your armors, tal­is­mans, enchant­ments, Runic Attacks, skills, and yes, even weapons. [NG+ ONLY]
  2. NG+ is for every­one! Upon start­ing a NG+ game, you will be able to select your desired dif­fi­cul­ty – no mat­ter which dif­fi­cul­ty you picked for your pre­vi­ous playthrough. Ene­mies will be lev­elled up accord­ing­ly, so choose the amount of chal­lenge which suits you best. [NG+ ONLY]
  3. Explore new cus­tomiza­tion options with more pow­er­ful ver­sions of exist­ing armors, tal­is­mans and enchant­ments. Col­lect Skap Slag, a new resource used by our black­smithing duo to craft Per­fect rar­i­ty-lev­el gear. [NG+ ONLY]
  4. Forge a hand­ful of new armor sets for both Kratos and Atreus, includ­ing some with excit­ing new game­play abil­i­ties, such as a chest piece which cre­ates mas­sive explo­sions when­ev­er Health or Rage stones are stomped on. [NG+ ONLY]
  5. Push the bound­aries of com­bat by con­vert­ing cer­tain tal­is­mans and armor sets into enchant­ments, cre­at­ing com­bi­na­tions which are not pos­si­ble in a stan­dard playthrough. [NG+ ONLY]
  6. Ene­mies can now turn elite even on “Give Me a Chal­lenge+” dif­fi­cul­ty. Add a new dimen­sion to com­bat, even if you don’t want the ulti­mate chal­lenge on “Give Me God of War+”. [NG+ ONLY]
  7. Some ene­mies have new behav­iors and attack pat­terns. Maybe you should see how you hold up against the Valkyries this time around? [NG+ ONLY]
  8. Test your skills on timed Realm Tears. Run­ning away won’t help you against Hel-Vikens and Revenants (once you open a rift) any­more. [NG+ ONLY]
  9. Receive a new shield skin when start­ing a game on NG+. Unlock an addi­tion­al one by com­plet­ing NG+ on “Give Me God of War+” dif­fi­cul­ty. [NG+ ONLY]
  10. Repeat the New Game Plus expe­ri­ence as much as you’d like by start­ing anoth­er NG+ game from one you’ve just com­plet­ed. [NG+ ONLY]
  11. Engage the sto­ry the way you want to. Skip cin­e­mat­ics as you please on both stan­dard and NG+ playthroughs by com­plet­ing the sto­ry at least once. Expe­ri­ence the scenes again to catch secrets you might have missed, or sim­ply jump right back into the action.
  12. Switch out your armor pieces as much as you like with­out wor­ry­ing. Eas­i­ly trans­fer all enchant­ments from one piece of gear to anoth­er in the menu with the push of a but­ton.
  13. Many bug fix­es and qual­i­ty-of-life improve­ments, such as ensur­ing that Par­ry Attacks keep Kratos safe at all times, improv­ing the Wrath of the Frost Ancient Runic Attack, fix­ing incon­sis­ten­cies with how ene­my attacks can be par­ried, and much more.

Will you be jump­ing back in to God Of War with new game plus?

God Of War is avail­able now for the Playsta­tion 4