It appears very likely that a new God of War will be revealed on April 19 .
But what will it be? Is Kratos going to return? Is it going to be a sequel? Is it a new project or just a port for the PlayStation Vita? Well, former Sony Santa Monica employees have given us a few cryptic hints concerning the seemingly inevitable unveiling. When asked if God of War IV would be a prequel, former GoW concept artist Andy Park said:
"Kratos's past is touched upon to an extent if you go read the comic book series based on the game. As far as the games are concerned, I'm sure the amazing writers of God of War can figure out a way to incorporate and expand on Kratos' past into future games if they wanted to."
At the same time, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter believes "100%" that the fourth God of War is currently in development, and he's also positive that we'll eventually get a series installment for Sony's new portable. Said Pachter:
"The first [game] will likely be a port. Depending upon the success of Vita hardware, they may consider an original title for the handheld."
Personally, I just want God of War IV for the PS3, but you can't discount the impressive power and capability of the Vita; Sony could definitely come up with an awesome handheld gem. But right now, April 19 looms large and we can't wait to see this new project, whatever it may be…