- The new "God of War" game, a PlayStation 4 exclusive, has an incredibly clever crossover with "Avengers Infinity War."
- One of the items in the game is a "shattered gauntlet," which alludes to the Infinity Gauntlet at the center of "Avengers Infinity War."
- Finding the right enchantments for the shattered gauntlet will give Kratos awesome cosmic powers comparable to Thanos, the big bad in "Avengers Infinity War."
In "God of War," if you complete a certain side quest called "Family Business," you'll be rewarded with an accessory called the "Shattered Gauntlet of Ages."
Here's the description of the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages:
"An ancient relic of Hel deemed too powerful to remain whole, fragments of its former strength lie scattered throughout the realms..."
This Shattered Gauntlet of Ages is a direct reference to the Infinity Gauntlet, the centerpiece of the new movie "Avengers: Infinity War." The gauntlet is a weapon capable of combining the powers of the six Infinity Stones, which each control a fundamental aspect of life itself, in turn. The stones include the Space Stone, Mind Stone, Power Stone, Soul Stone, Time Stone, and Reality Stone.
In "God Of War," the true power of the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages unlocks when you power it up with three out of six "enchantments" you can find in the game.
The enchantments, which give your "God of War" gear unique powers and abilities, also have names that correspond to the six Infinity Stones, as Redditors also discovered. Check it out:
Eye of the Outer Realm = Space Stone
Ivaldi’s Corrupted Mind = Mind Stone
Muspelheim Eye of Power = Power Stone
Andvari’s Soul = Soul Stone
Njord’s Temporal Stone = Time Stone
Asgard’s Shard of Existence = Reality Stone
When you place any three of the six enchantments in the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages, you can actually shoot energy out of your glove — just like Thanos does in "Avengers Infinity War."
It's an incredibly clever nod to the classic comic book series from Marvel, and to the current pop-culture phenomenon surrounding "Avengers: Infinity War." The Marvel Studios film notably scored the biggest box-office opening weekend of all time, both globally and in the US.
For more on how the Shattered Gauntlet of Ages works in "God of War," check out the video below:
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