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Sony Santa Monica Studio celebrates God of War anniversary

The studio will celebrate the latest God of War release's anniversary with a new avatar set and theme for PlayStation 4 owners.


It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since Kratos was reimagined in the latest iteration of God of War. To celebrate the game, and how far the series itself has come since it’s original debut in 2005, the team at Sony Santa Monica have started a week-long celebration for the latest chapter of Kratos’ story.

In a post on the official PlayStation blog, Head of Studio Shannon Studstill wrote, “in honor of you, our fans, we’re starting a week-long celebration of the one-year anniversary of this God of War. I’m very happy to indulge you with a small token of our appreciation. We’ve crafted a fantastic God of War Anniversary character PS4 avatar set that will be available free this Wednesday, and a PS4 dynamic theme available right now that will bring you back to serenity with Kratos and Atreus in the Lake of Nine. They’ll both be free at PlayStation Store (search God of War), whether you own the game or not.”

God of War 2018 anniversary theme on PlayStation 4
The anniversary theme is now available for download on your PlayStation 4.

The new theme, which is quite beautiful, is already available via the PlayStation 4 to download, and the avatar set will become available starting on April 17. Sure, it’s not new DLC, or any kind of additional content—like some fans might have wanted to see. But, it’s still nice of the team at Sony Santa Monica to take a moment and celebrate what they’ve accomplished.

In fact, when God of War released last year, our own Ozzie Mejia praised the new direction that the studio had decided to take Kratos in, calling it a “breath of fresh air”. You can check out his full review to see all of his thoughts on the game by heading over to our God of War review page. Of course, we’re still holding out some hope that we’ll see more content making its way into God of War. There’s no lack of content already, mind you, but we’re always looking for another reason to take a trip through Kratos’ world one last time.

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