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God Of War Ragnarok Makes Kratos’ Appearance In PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Canon

But he doesn't want to talk about it.

God of War Ragnarok has been unleashed on the world, and if you’re planning on playing or already getting stuck into it we promise you’re in for a treat.

As fans of the previous game will know, one of the great details in these titles are the casual conversations that the characters have as you’re exploring the world – especially the plethora of stories and legends that Kratos’ and Atreus’ constant companion and head-without-a-body, Mimir, has to offer.

That hasn’t changed at all in the just-released sequel, and one example that stood out to us in our time with the game isn’t as much a story from Mimir as it is his curiosity at a tale he’d heard of Kratos’ previous exploits. Events from past games throughout the series history actually come up fairly often in the game, but this one’s a tad different as it concerns a game outside of the God of War franchise.

Take a listen to a recording we grabbed during our playthrough of the game, as Mimir quizzes Kratos on his involvement in none other than the PS3’s Smash Bros-esque character platform fighter, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale:

(We couldn’t include video as this conversation came up for us during a particularly spoiler-y section of the game)

We’ve also transcribed the conversation below in case you’re unable to listen to the audio.

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Mimir: I’d also heard that you once fought in a tournament.

Kratos: I fought in many contests.

Mimir: But this particular one, I heard you did battle with beasts, scoundrels, princesses, the undead, automatons and… history’s greatest musician. That’s not… that’s not true, is it?

Kratos: I would not speak of this.

Mimir: Fair enough, brother.

We also confirmed with the game’s Narrative Director, Matt Sophos, that this in fact a direct reference to PlayStation All-Stars in an interview that we’ll be publishing soon, so look forward to that!

Does this make the events of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale canon in the God of War universe? I reckon it does. Doubly so if it means that Kratos and friends could potentially pay a visit to the Ape Escape realm in future titles. We can only dream.


God of War Ragnarök is out now for PS5 and PS4. Amazon currently has the cheapest prices at $98 for PS5 and $78 for PS4.

We gave the game a 9.5/10 in our review, saying “God of War Ragnarok is a triumph. Santa Monica Studio has successfully taken everything that was great about the last game and amplified it while correcting just about every problem area and then some.”