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God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition gives fans first look at Yggdrasil

Santa Monica Studios' God of War Ragnarok is coming and the Jotnar Edition preview is offering players their first look at a map of Yggdrasil - the World Tree

God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition Yggdrasil: An image of Kratos holding his shield in the darkness

Santa Monica Studios’ 2018 action-adventure game God of War is widely regarded as one of the best single-player games ever; so, when the developer finally started to share more about the sequel, God of War Ragnarok, it’s safe to say that fans were thrilled. One interesting tidbit of information that’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the series can actually be found in an unboxing video for God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition. In this edition of the game, fans get a map of Yggdrasil – the World Tree – and the unboxing trailer gives fans a great look at the nine realms players will be able to explore.

Yes, that’s right – in God of War Ragnarok, players will be able to explore all nine realms. If this fact sounds familiar, it’s because it was actually confirmed in a PlayStation Blog post in September 2021. However, it doesn’t make it less exciting to have further confirmation that Asgard, Vanaheim, and Svartalfheim will finally be open of business in God of War Ragnarok.

But, what does this have to do with the God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition? Well, it looks like this edition of the game is the only place to get your hands on a physical map of Yggdrasil.

And, even though that physical map is more artwork than information, it does offer us a glimpse at what to expect from the previously unavailable realms.

From our time on Alfheim in God of War 2018, we have brushed shoulders with Dark Elves from Svartalfheim enough to know that this realm is going to be darker than the locations we’ve been before. As for Asgard, it’s clear that this realm is going to be the definition of splendor and wealth – at least, that’s what the aesir want us to think with the Yggdrasil map.

Vanaheim, though, is the most intriguing realm – in our opinion. Home to the Vanir, this is the realm where Freya hails from, an important character in the plot of God of War 2018 and undoubtedly one of the most interesting already-revealed God of War Ragnarok characters so far. While we’re expecting this realm to be rich and fertile land, the Yggdrasil map that comes with the God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition doesn’t make it as clear what this realm will look like. This could be a hint at what’s to come, teasing the full extent of the Allfather’s wrath on Freya and the Vanir as a whole.

However, that’s just speculation. If you want to check out the Yggdrasil map for yourself, check out the video below at around the 05:30 mark:

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The God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition contains the following items:

  • Digital code for God of War Ragnarok
  • Steelbook display case
  • 2″ Vanir Twins carvings
  • Brok’s dice set
  • 16″ Mjonlir replica
  • 7-inch vinyl record with two tracks from composer Bear McCreary
  • The Falcon, Bear, and Wolf pin set
  • The legendary Draupnir Ring
  • Yggdrasil cloth map
  • Digital in-game content:
    • Kratos Darkdale Armour
    • Atreus Darkdale Attire
    • Darkdale Blade Handles
    • Darkdale Axe Grip
    • Official God of War Ragnarok Digital Soundtrack
    • Dark Horse Digital Mini Artbook
    • Avatar set
    • PlayStation 4 theme

God of War Ragnarok pre-orders aren’t live just yet, but you can check out the latest on that and the God of War Ragnarok release date right here.