We’ve seen quite a few gameplays of the upcoming God Of War game and nowhere have we seen his iconic blades of chaos which has gotten fans wondering what exactly happened. Game Director Cory Barlog has given an explanation for why Kratos replaced the blades with a new ax in an interview with Games Radar.
According to him, Kratos intentionally ditched the blades as they reminded him of the tragedies he faced in his old life, he also said “We were experimenting with lots of different weapons, lots of different things. I think we wanted to create an identity, because to me the blades represent a very dark time in [Kratos’] life. They are not just a weapon to him. They are his scarlet letter. They are the marking that somebody tricked him, that he made a bad deal, that he made a mistake. Powerful, but I think also powerfully charged in its emotion. So I think of part of him wanting to move forward is being able to [leave the blades behind].”