Fans of the popular game God of War have something to celebrate about. This comes after Sony has announced that the game will be launched on April 20 for PlayStation 4.
The company announced via the PlayStation Blog. In the same blog, God of War fans can take a quick preview of the game with a new trailer.
Sony set to release God of War on April this year
“So, April 20, 2018…mark the date on your calendar, people. Clear that schedule, tell your significant other they are wonderful, because that is always a nice thing to do, and then wonder what you will do with all that free time you have now that you don’t need to keep asking me when the release date is,” wrote by game director Cory Barlog in the PlayStation Blog.
The God of War’s trailer focuses on the character on Kratos where he seems to grapples to teach Atreus, his son about the virtues he learned when he was a god-slayer. Barlog also gave an elaborate detail of the game’s special edition including the pre-order bonuses.
Those players who would avail the game ahead of the slated release date would get some perks. Barlog said these perks include three legendary skins for Kratos’ shield.
Also, for players who pre-ordered GameStop or EB Games, would be able to get the “Luck of Ages XP Boost” which would grant them a +10 Luck as well as one Enchantment Slot. This means that if you get luck, it will increase the amount of experience, among others.
Meanwhile, if you are planning to buy the game’s Collector’s Edition, it is expected to be sold for USD 130. The Collector’s Edition includes a 9-inch statue of Kratos and Atreus, an elegant steel book case, a 2-inch Huldra Brothers carvings, a cloth map, as well as an art piece on its own.
Now I’m not an avid gamer, but I do play games on a semi-regular basis but for whatever reason I always go to GameStop to get new games. Maybe it was their marketing that got to me or something… but just so you know this is not a sponsored article.
Anywho, somewhere along the lines I realized I could trade-in my games for either cash or credit to new game purchases. This I liked because A) I didn’t have unplayed games taking up space in my home and B) I could use the funds for another game or just to get some of my money back. Turns out this is where the rules got really goofy when it came to trading my old games in. This game only gets you this amount of money, but if you bundle it with this other game you get more; or we can’t buy this game back; or this game loses trade-in value the longer you wait to turn it in (which is dumb if it was a game I liked and I didn’t want to be rushed into having to finish it)… you get the idea.
GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) decided to simplify their trade-in program. This new, streamlined program is rolling out nationwide on August 18th. It doesn’t apply to all games, but they have added around 100 games that are worth $20 or more to the program and replacing the current 10 possible price points with four. So if your game is worth $20 and you are a PowerUp Rewards Pro member you could get up to a $22 credit or $16 if you are a non-member.
And the reason for this whole article, and why I decided to do a quick write up, is because of a cool statistic I found. According to GameStop, 70% of trade-in customers applied their credits to the purchase of new games, consoles, and mobile electronics. Pretty sweet deal I’d say.