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The Playstation All-Stars Easter Egg Fans Found In God Of War Ragnarok

An Easter egg in Sony Santa Monica's "God of War Ragnarok" has seemingly implied a shocking game from PlayStation's history might be canon. Shared on Twitter by user @TheCardinalArts, the sequence has Mimir reference stories from Kratos' past, including one particular fighting tournament.


"Brother, I've heard my share of stories about your homeland," Mimir said. "But I'd also heard that you once fought in a tournament." Kratos replies that he has fought in many such tournaments, which is where Mimir makes the reference.

"But this particular one," Mimir continues. "I heard you did battle with beasts, scoundrels, princesses, the undead, automatons, and history's greatest musician. That's not... that's not true, is it?" Kratos replies "I would not speak of this."

As mentioned in the tweet, this dialogue seemingly references "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale," a 2012 attempt at emulating "Super Smash Bros." with PlayStation IP. As broken down by VGC, the direct references are Nathan Drake as the scoundrel, PaRappa the Rapper as history's greatest musician, and either Clank or a Big Daddy as the automaton. While Kratos does not confirm to Mimir if this story is true or not, his response seems to indicate that it is canon, at least indirectly. Fans seem pretty happy with the reference, and so does the Sony Santa Monica team.


Reactions to God of War Ragnarok's PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale easter egg

Senior writer and narrative director of "God of War Ragnarok" Orion Walker shared the clip on his Twitter, writing, "Hahahaha... and @anthony_burch was soooo sure we'd cut this before launch...," explaining that the team member who added in the reference wasn't confident it would make the final cut. Another person was excited at the idea of "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale" being canon in "God of War Ragnarok" because it could mean that a clip from "Robot Chicken" is accurate. In the clip, Kratos refuses to speak to Nathan Drake because the two of them got beaten by Sackboy, Kratos refusing to speak to Mimir about it in "God of War Ragnarok" implies it's still a sore spot.


Other fans latched onto how Mimir refers to PaRappa the Rapper, giving him the title of history's greatest musician. While Walker confirmed that this is indeed a reference to "PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale," a few fans had theorized that the reference was actually about Kratos' guest appearance in "Mortal Kombat 9." Fans had lined up most of the people in question, although the history's greatest musician line required some reaching. Some fans said that it referred to Rain, who is allegedly inspired by Prince. Regardless, the Easter egg has stirred up some fans who really want a sequel to PlayStation's fighting game.