So basically here's the plot. The God of Healing Asclepius has become obsessed with healing this broken world. He refuses to let Kratos destroy the world then die in peace. He forces him to fix this big mistake and once again atone for his atrocities against humanity. In an awesome beginning torture sequence Asclepius grabs Kratos from the afterlife along with his wife, child, and brother Deimos and kills them repeatedly in front of Kratos and brings them back and does it again. Kratos gives in and Asclepius gives us the lowdown. Certain mortals are abusing the power of Hope for evil and making it impossible for humanity to fend off the evil god Chaos. So Kratos (and deimos if playing co op) travel to various corrupted mortals who are either abusing the power of hope for evil or aren't able to control it and causing bad stuff. The main goal being to use that power and defeat Chaos himself but that might not be in this game. But while all that is happening, remaining angry gods and titans who survived are going after Kratos for revenge so it's like he's still dealing with all that. Not just gods but members of the families he's killed. My first ideas being the children of Atlas, Triton son of poseidon, and the assassin from Betrayal who is revealed to be Phobos son of Ares. Also he needs to do this to be with his family again. Classic him. I'm not saying my idea is good and I really want honest feedback and suggestions to make it better. Specifically on the reason for his revival I hope it's not too far fetched.
Also let me say that I do not like the idea of going in to new sets of gods like Roman, Egyptian, or Norse. If something like that had been set up in the series that would be fine but doing that just so you have more gods to kill seems a bit lazy. There is a lot more cool stuff in Greek Mythology to explore. This series was built around greek mythology and thats how it should stay. I mean the logo is a greek sign. COME ON!!!
I've been thinking...
What if GOW: Ascension isn't actually a prequel, they just lead you to believe it is.
He gets the Life Cycle power after III and travels back in time to right his wrongs, and that's why he has white skin when he is with his family in the teaser trailer.
I'm pretty sure they are hiding some VERY IMPORTANT details from us, and I expect to have my mind blown.
Exactly! Kratos deserves a rest after all that he's been through. He deserves to die in peace because the humans really aren't his problem. But thinking back to GoW1, Ares wasn't his problem until someone forced it upon him. Then it became his issue. Perhaps my version was a bad approach.
I read somewhere that he actually gets captured by the furies and for like 6 months is forced to relive his nightmares over and over again. So that would be my theory as to why his skin is still white. But that would be mindblowing haha