Sony just announced a limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle with a special God of War design as a run up to one of the biggest video games releases of the year. That's of course referring to God of War, the latest entry in the beloved hack-and-slash franchise.
Its release is now just over a month away, bringing to players the first God of War game since God of War: Ascension in 2013. Sony is pretty thrilled about the launch, of course, and thus comes the special bundle.
God Of War PS4 Pro Bundle
Included is a specially designed console and controller, a physical copy of the game, plus digital content. The console's design is based on main character Kratos's axe, with silver and gray as the primary colors. The top of the console is also decorated with the skill tree from the game. Meanwhile, the controller features a much more muted design but with a similar color scheme.
Describing the design of the console, Santa Monica Studio said:
"The side panels are trimmed with a beautiful Norse design, and the runes each represent a realm in the game," according to studio head Shannon Studstill. "The Leviathan Gray DualShock 4 wireless controller has the Huldra Brothers brand on it (just like the Axe), and a very subtle God of War logo on the touchpad."
Save for its special design, the console is pretty much a standard PS4 Pro with 1 TB of storage. The real highlight here, though, is the physical game, plus the yet-to-be-specified digital content.
The bundle will launch on the same day as God of War, which comes out on April 20. In the United States it will cost $400, while in Canada it'll be priced $500 CAD. The bundle will apparently also be available in international markets, but their pricing remains unclear.
God Of War
God of War was first confirmed in 2014 when Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog announced that a new entry in the series was indeed in development. At last year's E3 conference, Sony showed off a teaser trailer for the title, featuring some gameplay, cinematics, and some of the characters.
The game was given a nomination for Most Anticipated Game in last year's The Game Awards, but lost to The Last of Us Part II.
It is significantly different from past God of War entries since this time it'll seem to center its story on Norse mythology and focus more on Atreus, Kratos' son. Check out a trailer for the game below: