Several industry insiders including Tom Henderson, Jason Schreier and The Snitch had revealed that God of War’s release date as well as two collector’s editions were supposed to be revealed on the PlayStation Blog last night, but it wasn’t to be. This was evident in an update from Twitter account PlayStation Game Size which said that the God of War Ragnarok PlayStation Store listing updated just hours before this announcement was supposed to be made.
For some unknown reason, the announcement on the PlayStation Blog was delayed, but Tom Henderson has still reported on what was what was supposed to be announced including two Collector’s Editions.
The Collector’s Edition is said to include the game and a 1:1 scale replica of Thor’s Mjolnir hammer as well as some other pieces including some badges, a map of the world and other items.
There will also be a Jotnar Edition which will just include the game, and the 1:1 scale replica of Thor’s Mjolnir Hammer and not the other extras.
As always, we won’t know which we’re set to get here until its officially announced.
At this point, head of Sony Santa Monica, Cory Barlog keeps insisting that the game hasn’t been delayed, which leads us to believe it’ll likely release in November of this year, but the reason for the release date delay was unclear, whether it be retailers not being ready in time, Sony not being sure if it can deliver on the physical items promised or something more specific to do with the game.
I’d be willing to bet given these changes have clearly been made in the PlayStation backend, and they’ve gotten to the point that insiders such as Tom Henderson has seen enough for him to believe it’s real, that an announcement would still be imminent and we’ll obviously let you know more as soon as this is all announced.