Developers Santa Monica is giving fans cool God of War freebies to mark the game's one-year anniversary.
It has been a remarkable year for Santa Monica and God of War, with the title snatching a myriad of awards - including Game of the Year for 2018 - and breaking records as it pertains to sales and reviews.
God of War, which launched last April, gives us a story of a scorned Kratos and his young son Atreus, who set out on a journey to fulfill his deceased wife Faye's wishes. In their quest to get to the highest peak in the nine realms so they could spread her ashes, they are put through several ordeals as the father and son slowly form a bond which at first seems unnatural to the battle-hardened Kratos.
The story has set the game apart as one of the best exclusive titles to ever be released, and given the fan appreciation, Santa Monica's studio head, Shannon Studstill, has thanked players for helping God of War achieve the success that it has, via the PlayStation Blog.
Along with a show of gratitude, the devs are giving fans a dynamic theme and an avatar set all for free. These are already available and can be found in the PlayStation Store. What's more, you can download them even if you do not own the game.
The theme and avatars are shown below:
"Thank you… thank YOU. Thank you to our fans around the world," Studstill writes. "Together we all dream big dreams. Dreaming big has led to an amazing sense of accomplishment for all of us here at Santa Monica Studio and it’s the belief in that dream that kept us going, from the very moment we set out to create a new beginning for God of War.
"In honour of you, our fans, we’re starting a week-long celebration of the one year anniversary of this God of War.
"I’m very happy to indulge you with a small token of our appreciation. We’ve crafted a fantastic God of War Anniversary character avatar set that will be available free this Wednesday, and a dynamic Theme available right now that will bring you back to serenity with Kratos and Atreus in the Lake of Nine.
"They’ll both be FREE on the PlayStation Store (search God of War), whether you own the game or not."
God of War is undoubtedly one of the best games to be released for PS4 and is certainly one of the best of this generation.
The franchise has been around for a while, making its debut on the gaming scene in 2005. However, Santa Monica really outdid themselves with this one and they have plenty of reasons to celebrate.