Posted by Tim Horton @Timhortongame
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God of War 4 on the PS4 wowed the crowds of E3 as it launched with a 9-minute-long trailer. Fans oohed and aahed as the new lands of Scandinavia were unveiled. With such a long and exciting trailer, it's no surprise to discover that the studio had hidden away a few edifying Easter Eggs within the new world.

Fans have been scouring every inch of the trailer ever since the grand reveal, and, so far, they have made some truly intriguing discoveries. By no means is this all that she wrote for this trailer; I am sure there are still more secrets to be found hidden deeper within.

Check out the trailer below and then take a look at what we have found so far.

God of War 4 has been confirmed to focus on Norse themes, so fans have been extra vigilant in looking for any related mythology. The first potential tease of this comes in at around the 3:45 mark. If you look up into the background you will see a tall Slenderman-esque figure. Upon closer inspection, it appears that this ghostly figure has horns. Could this be a demon or maybe someone wearing a helmet with horns adorning it? Some theorists are comparing this horned figure to Loki, the Norse god of mischief. Take a look.

The next Easter Egg presented itself at roughly the 6:45 mark. It appears to be a tall man with wings — the man is wearing a helmet and carrying some sort of scepter. He is then seen flying up and away from our protagonists. Is this another Norse god, or is it something else? Take a look:

The last Easter Egg to be found so far is likely also the biggest. And I mean that literally. At the end of the trailer, there is a scene where Kratos and his son are seen surveying the landscape. Smack dab in the middle of that landscape is what, at first glance, appears to be a river flowing down the hill — except, it’s not a river. If you look closely, you will see that this river has scales — rivers do not have scales. Whatever this thing is, it has scales and is monstrously big. What could this creature be? Maybe the World Serpent, Jörmungand?

There is also a very popular fan theory currently circulating that is gathering quite substantial momentum. Ready for this? Kratos is actually Odin and his son will grow up to be the mighty Thor.

Redditor holyarmy says:

"This is the journey of Kratos to become the Norse God of War, or the Odin that we know. He might be fighting some kind of monster or on his journey to find the Yggdrasil, but no gods. When he find Gungnir, he became the Odin. If this scenario does indeed happen, that kid is definitely Thor. That’s why they don’t reveal his name."

How do you like them apples? Have you spotted anything out of the ordinary? Could the boy be Thor? Let us know what you think in the comments!