Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle with God of War, themed to match the Norse stylings of Kratos’ new weapon.
The system has a unique design for the controller, including emblazoning the words “God of War” on the Dualshock 4 touchpad. Head of Sony Santa Monica Shannon Studstill explained the reasoning behind the new design:
“When we designed Kratos’ new Leviathan Axe, we knew it would have far more meaning not only to the game, but to our fans. Santa Monica Studio was extremely proud to adorn the custom PS4 Pro with the Leviathan Axe in such detailed fashion. We spent a painstaking amount of time to ensure this PS4 Pro was special, for the special fans who will cherish it.
The top surface is the Axe skill tree you’ll use in-game to upgrade your axe, along with the runic gem slots on the handle that enable unique special attacks. The side panels are trimmed with a beautiful Norse design, and the runes each represent a realm in the game. 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.”
Sony also detailed the Pro capabilities of God of War. The game supports 2160p checkerboarding and supersampling for 1080p owners, as well as HDR across all PS4s.
The God of War PlayStation 4 Pro is launching alongside the game on April 20.
There are parts of this Pro in isolation that I like, but I don’t know about that logo on the touchpad.