A massive asset leak suggests that God War 4 may be set in Norse mythology.
Could Kratos return in the land of Odin, Thor, and Loki? If the latest leak is accurate, that may be exactly what is happening. Multiple sources have leaked info on God War 4. First off was industry insider Shinobi602, who first mentioned the setting on twitter yesterday.
Across the rainbow bridge...— shinobi602 (@shinobi602) April 4, 2016
...to the halls of Valhalla.
Once that happened, NerdLeaks posted a number of images that appear to be concept art from the upcoming title. Both the NerdLeaks site and Twitter account appear to be offline at the moment, but as you would expect, NeoGAF has archived the images for all to see.
The images show Kratos sporting a beard and wielding an axe. There are even a few pieces of art bearing text that explicitly mention Kratos, which makes this leak all the more interesting.
Obviously, these images could all be bogus, so this should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Still, we know that God of War 4 is in the works, and a move to a Norse setting would certainly shake things up.