Could a PS3 fighting game interfere with God of War Ragnarok's story?

Without a doubt, now all the gamers in the world are riding the wave of God of War Ragnarok for PS4 and PS5. And some, who have advanced a lot in their argument, are realizing that Sony has played too much with the lore of the story and is taking into account, as elements to consider canon, passages from the biography of the God of War that nobody I would take seriously. Do you know exactly what is happening?

God of War Ragnarok's story

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Before starting, it would not hurt to warn that we are going to reveal plot SPOILERS of God of War Ragnarok , so if you have not played it yet, you are warned. Now yes, let’s start.

Within the main story of the new game starring our favorite God of War, there is a very peculiar interaction between our protagonist, Kratos, and Mimir, a character that those of you who have enjoyed the 2018 installment for PS4 will surely sound familiar to you.

Well, in this conversation between the two characters , Mimir tells Kratos that he has heard many stories about him, as well as that he has heard that he participated in a tournament, to which our hero replies by stating that he has done so in many. Mimir, again, insists, reminding him that the one he is referring to is special, since he faced “beasts, thieves, princesses, the undead, automatons and the best musician in the world”, after which he concludes with an impatient ” It is not like this?”. Our stoic protagonist, visibly upset, replies that he doesn’t talk about that tournament, so Mimir gives up with a brief “okay”.

Well, this reference is coffee for very coffee growers , as they say colloquially, since it refers to the Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale game that Kratos was a part of. If you are gamers of the God of War saga, you may have heard of it in your life, but at the time it was an attempt by Sony to emulate the success of the Nintendo Super Smash Bros. fighting franchise, although without much success. If we look at the character template we find all the archetypes that Mimir describes: the beast can refer to Daxter, the thief to Nathan Drake, the princess to the Fat Princess, the undead to Sir Daniel Fortesque, the automaton to Clank and the best musician of the world is obviously PaRappa the Rapper.

Is this seriously canon?

This little interaction has left many fans baffled and racking their brains to find out if this 10+ year old fighting game is canon. Nothing more far from reality. Sony wanted to do a little grace by calling itself and reminding us of an old Kratos interaction within its universe of exclusive games, but without major implications or pretensions within the story arc of the new titles in the God of War saga.

Is it just that, a nod to the audience that you have enjoyed? of that fighting title. In fact, Kratos’s response that he prefers not to talk about it already shows us that he is as embarrassed as the others to have appeared in a title that never even came to overshadow Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros.