Shovel Knight Playstation Versions Add God Of War Exclusive Boss Battle, Kratos!

By Steve Buja , Updated Apr 12, 2015 04:30 PM EDT

The God of War will battle against the Practitioners of Shovelry in the PlayStation version of Shovel Knight.

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The latest version of one of last year's most wonderful retro platformers will be hitting on April 21 for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. As an exclusive gift to Sony fans, Kratos himself will be squaring off against our titular hero in one of his most challenging duels yet. Our pale warrior with anger issues will not be easy to discover in Shovel Knight's overworld map, as Yacht Club Games announced on the official PlayStation blog that players should "expect secrets, and double secrets".

He's the literal god of war, after all and he can come and go as he pleases.

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And as such, you shouldn't walk in expecting an easy fight. Kratos comes with his iconic Chaos Blades that will keep Shovel Knight at bay. But if you manage to subdue the god of war, then perhaps you can claim a fine gift of his for yourself.

It's hard to imagine PlayStation without God of War, but there was a time before the mad Spartan stormed onto the PS2. This year marks the tenth anniversary since the original title arrived, giving us what still may be one of the greatest action titles of this millennium.

Yacht Club Games is not simply content to bring Kratos to 8-bit form, they're also bringing God of War's classic theme to classic MIDI chiptune, as well. You can give a listen to it over at Soundcloud.

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