Kratos had the blues before he saw red

Kratos had the blues before he saw red

17 December 2012

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In a recent post from David Jaffe – director of God of War and Twisted Metal – he revealed that Kratos was not originally designed with his recognisable red stripe. Up until days before the game was revealed to the media, Kratos – as can be seen above – featured a blue stripe.

The change was made when a member of the team showed Jaffe an image of the barbarian from Diablo II.

Jaffe said “I had played Diablo 1 but never 2, and this was sure news to me as it was clearly to many/all others on the team, as this was the first time we’d heard of the character, let alone the similarity.”

After a quick makeover, the Ghost of Sparta sported the red players are familiar with.  I couldn’t imagine playing with Kratos the smurf, could you?

God of War: Ascension will be available exclusively for PS3 14 March 2013.