Weeks ago after the release of God of War III the director Stig Asmussen revealed on Kotaku‘s podcast that there was an alternate ending for God of War III that didn’t make the final cut. Well now Stig has revealed what the alternate ending would have meant if it had indeed been used. The alternate ending was influenced mainly by former director David Jaffe. Be warned, there are spoilers below.
“What David Jaffe talked about doing was – and I’m not sure how it would happen – basically, you destroy Greek mythology and then Norse mythology is right around the corner,” Asmussen told Gamepro.
“That’s the next thing that Kratos would go after. It becomes clear at the end that he’s going to become this harbinger of death across different mythologies in the world and maybe carry the series on from there.”
David Jaffe then said the following on twitter about his influence on the alternate ending.
“I assure you my story was not as simple as Kratos going after the Norse gods. There is an element of truth but it goes far beyond,”.
He also said: “I love Cory, he rocks. But that was my idea. Blades of Chaos becomes the Scythe of the Reaper. BUT still, lots more. Up2Sony2reveal.”
Too bad we may never see that alternate ending, but perhaps Sony Santa Monica will act upon that theory in future games regardless. It would definitely make sense if they are planning on using Kratos again.