Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Santa Monica Studio wrote: “We know numerous of you have been asking, so we’re happy to confirm that New Game Plus will be coming to God Of War Ragnarok.”
No further details have been shared, but the studio did promise more news next year, as they obtain closer to a Spring 2023 release.
We know numerous of you have been asking, so we’re happy to confirm that New Game Plus will be coming to #GodofWarRagnarok in Spring 2023!
We’ll share more details once we obtain closer to the release! 🐻 🐺 pic.twitter.com/vmv5X2USuW
— Santa Monica Studio – God of War Ragnarök (@SonySantaMonica) December 22, 2022
2018’s God Of War received a similar Game Plus mode that, according to Eurogamer, introduced higher level enemies, new weapons and the option to skip cut-scenes as part of the game’s post-release update.
Sony Santa Monica had formerly confirmed that Ragnarok’s photo mode would not launch with the game and would release at a later time.
“Photo Mode will be coming to God Of War Ragnarok after launch – we’ll share more details closer to when we plan to release it,” the developer said back in October. “We can’t wait to see all of your captures once it’s live.”
Despite these designed updates, the director of God Of War Ragnarok Eric Williams has recently said developers “put everything [they] had into it” so he “wouldn’t count on” full-blown expansions or downloadable content being released.
In a four-star review, NME wrote: God Of War Ragnarok is a good game but never especially surprising. Shifting the focus onto Atreus’ story feels like a smart move and the universe painted here is as beautiful narratively as it is graphically, but some players may feel like they have ridden this ride before.”