A new video for God of War Ragnarok talks about how Kratos was created in games. It’s definitely more than you’d expect when it comes to making everyone’s favorite grumpy dad just like that.
The video features Kratos’ English voice actor and motion capture performer Christopher Judge, along with several other Kratos voice actors responsible for dubbing it in other languages. These other languages and voice actors are Brazilian and Portuguese (Ricardo Juarez), Arabic (Hesham El Shazli), and Japanese (Kenta Miyake). They are joined by animation director Bruno Velazquez and Kratos’ stunt coordinator/stunt performer Eric Jacobus.
Be aware that this video contains some definite spoilers and it’s best to come back to it after beating the game if you haven’t already. Although the video is worth spoilers just for the sake of hearing Christopher Judge speak in his very soothing voice. The video is only 12 minutes long and is definitely worth watching.
Eric Jacobus talks about how some of Kratos’ attacks get a little improvised at the end when he almost goes too far and stumbles, but that adds to the “chaos” that Kratos epitomizes.
We’ve all seen how edgy and unyielding Kratos can be, especially in many of his interactions with Atreus. Christopher Judge says, “I think the hardest part of Kratos’ journey is learning to listen.” It’s nice to hear this level of character analysis from Kratos himself.