'God of War' Latest News, Release Date & Update: Upcoming PlayStation Game Inspired by 'The Last of Us'

By Olivia Cavallaro , Updated Aug 08, 2016 09:21 AM EDT

It's going to be an indefinite wait for the highly anticipated third-person action-adventure video game from Santa Monica Studio, "God of War." The PlayStation 4 game, which is the eighth in the series that began back in 2005, was first announced during this year's E3. However, the studio did not put a release date on the announcement just yet.

For those who are anticipating more information on the upcoming game to be unveiled during Gamescom, don't expect much because publisher Sony is sitting this one out, Gamerant reports. However, "God of War" director Cory Barlog has recently taken to Twitter to shed some light on the features of the upcoming game, just to tide over the release date, whenever that would be.

Barlog shared that "God of War" will run for about 100 hours, in which gamers can utilize the the New Game Plus feature that allows for replayability. The feature also enables players to replay the game with different kinds of weapons and gear, which can only be unlocked (along with other special items) when they complete certain levels or tasks in the game.

Speaking of items, Barlog also shared that the character Kratos will be opening and rummaging through chests to find items, just like before. He also assured fans that what they have seen of "God of War" during the E3 promos were only 1% of the game, and that they should expect so much more once it is released.

When asked about the influences of "God of War," Barlog responded that they were mostly inspired by highly acclaimed games "Resident Evil 4" from Capcom, and "The Last of Us" from Naughty Dog. It seems that the over-the-shoulder point of view of Kratos is an homage to "Resident Evil 4," while Kratos' father-son relationship seems to emulate that of Ellie and Joel in "The Last of Us." He added that in terms of films, the game was also inspired by "The Road," "The Neverending Story," "Road to Perdition," and "The Tree of Life."

Follow Cory Barlog on Twitter for more updates on "God of War" and when it will be released.

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