From the video, creative manager Cory Barlog highlights how iconic blades are to the series, also had originally pitched the idea of Kratos being able to establish an axe in his enemies. The video demonstrates that players are not only going to be able to throw Kratos’ axe, however they’ll also be able to call it back to his hand. This seems to be definitely motivated by the Norse god Thor, and also his capacity to call back his hammer Mjölnir. With this latest installment at the God of War series having roots in Norse mythology and not Greek like previous games, it fits with all the lore’s inspiration of the game.
God of War has gone gold before its April 20th launch. It will be published for PS4. You can have a look at the video containing Kratos’ Levithan axe below. You can also see videos focused on the lore that inspired God of War in addition to an awesome TV commercial for this game.