God of War Ragnarok gets a big sign that it will make its 2022 release date

The new PS5 and PS4 game has received a rating in South Korea

Kratos, Atreus and Brok
(Image credit: Sony Santa Monica)

Anyone anticipating the launch of God of War Ragnarok will be pleased to hear that the game has just been rated in South Korea, meaning a 2022 release date on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 might not be that far away. 

As spotted on a South Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee listing (opens in new tab), this rating is the latest bit of evidence that the game will meet its target. The decision grade (via Google Translate) is noted as "not available for youth," likely meaning the game will receive an M rating like its 2018 predecessor. 

The description also states that "excessive profanity in conversation," "direct drug expression" and "direct expression of characters drinking alcohol in pubs" will feature in the game and are the reasoning for its rating. Maybe we'll get a level where Kratos and Thor decide to settle their differences over a pint? Who knows! 

A rating usually happens not that far in advance of a video game release, and with major gaming events happening in June like Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, it could be the perfect time for an announcement.

Speculation has been rife over whether the action-adventure title would be delayed, with creative director Cory Barlog providing an update in April stating that "something cool is coming" but the game is not "ready to be shown". Furthermore, the community manager for Sony Santa Monica re-confirmed in March that Kratos is still coming out this year. 

Most recently, Sony revealed over 60 accessibility features that will be present in God of War Ragnarok, including includes subtitle and caption improvements, text size/icon size, controller remapping and more. 

God of War Ragnarok is officially scheduled to launch across PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 in 2022. To keep up with all the latest news, trailers and everything else, head to T3's God of War Ragnarok hub to find out more.  

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