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attention! The following script contains minor spoilers for the side missions in God of War: Ragnarok.
Santa Monica studio developer Sam Hendrick revealed in a series of posts on Facebook Twitterwhich One of the side missions in God of War Ragnarok It is a tribute to his partner Jake Snipes who passed away in 2020 due to epilepsy.
in God of War: Ragnarok It is something very special to me. I had to give it a go, and the team did everything to make this idea a reality as I had hoped.
I was hoping to wait a bit before talking about it, but just in case I wanted to share it now.
It’s a song about my neighbor and Sumera.”
Source: Twitter, Sam Hendrick.
The side quest in question is Across Worlds. The task is to collect several ingredients listed in the cookbook we found (cooking was Snipes’ passion). On the other hand, the meal prepared from them is to strengthen our hero.
Players who decide to complete the quest – traveling through various lands – will come across drawings of hearts with runes carved into them. These are actually Sam and Jake’s initials written in Futhark the Elder runes, a Their relationship is reflected in the game through the story of Gary and Sumera loving couple who have traveled together through kingdoms in search of a place to call home.
When Snipes was still alive, he came up with the idea of inserting these hearts into the game to commemorate his love for his friend. After his death, Hendrik pitched the idea to the director God of War: RagnarokEric Williams. He accepted the idea, but turned it into something more sentimental.
I told Eric [Williamsowi] And the team around Jake’s proposal for our initials etched into the heart. They are back with something even more special.
The story of two men living in an often cruel world who search for a place where they can belong to each other.
I wanted this story to be a story that many gay people know: a journey through a world that doesn’t always understand you to find your home.
Sometimes this place is just a person. And something as simple as a recipe could be a link to that home. Read Handrick’s touching posts.
Finally, let us remind you that apart from this touching tribute, God of War Ragnarok Full of easter eggs related to various products available on Sony consoles.
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