God of War launched this April exclusively for the PS4 and now the talented artists behind the game are sharing concept art from it, including cut content and more. Kratos is an iconic character and his design for the new game is completely different, giving him a mature and fatherly look compared to the early games. However, his design was not always the same as the concept art shows a different look for Kratos until the developers settled on the final one.
The following concept art was shared by Jose Daniel Cabrera Peña who worked for Sony Santa Monica Studio on God of War during the early days. His art shows the evolution of Kratos’ character design and also has some interesting artwork of game from its initial E3 reveal when we saw other humans hunting the giant creatures.
The things to notice here is the different design for Jörmungandr, the world serpent, and a different look and hair for Atreus. He also shared the different designs he made for Kratos, based on his iconic look in God of War 3.
The other piece of concept art is from Raf Grassetti who is the art director at Sony Santa Monica Studio. He was the creator of the final character design for Kratos and even then, he has shared some early concept art that reveals a different look for Kratos along with the Trolls that the players face throughout the game.
There is a lot more of the amazing concept art that can be seen at Artstation. If you loved God of War, don’t miss the chance to see them all. There is no doubt that Sony Santa Monica Studio has some incredibly talented artists and they all worked their best to bring us the amazing masterpiece which is God of War.
God of War is available now exclusively for the PS4. The game was developed by Sony Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.