A new episode of God of War’s The Lost Pages of Norse Myth series unravels the tale of the being known as the Dead Stone Mason.
The Lost Pages of Norse Myth is a monthly series involving a new trailers and developer podcasts, focusing on different characters or events from the game’s mythological narrative. This month’s episode highlights Thamur, a giant stone mason, that sought to protect his people from Thor, the God of Thunder, by building a massive wall around the giant homeland of Jötunheimr.
Thamur was the greatest mason of his people, but the wall was too great a task even for him. He attempted to enlist his son to help, but his son was more interested in fighting than building. The father and son clashed, leading to the son running off into the woods. Before Thamur could find his son, the mason came upon Thor himself, who swiftly struck Thamur down. When the giant crashed to the ground and fell on his own chisel, his death released a powerful pulse of ice that froze the town on which he landed. Fans should expect to come across this iconic Nordic scene during their adventures in the upcoming God of War.
In tandem with the narrative video, fans can also enjoy a new developer podcast. Host Jason Weiser will go into greater detail about the story behind Thamur before discussing the game’s score with God of War composer Bear McCreary. The podcast can be downloaded for free on iTunes or Google Play.
The previous episode of The Lost Pages of Norse Myth was less about the backstory and more about enemies that players will face. Specifically, the dreaded Draugr.
God of War does not currently have a release date, but it is slated to launch sometime in early 2018, exclusively for PlayStation 4. New gameplay from the experience recently surfaced at Paris Games Week, but developers claim that what we saw was only a “sliver” of the action the game has to offer.