Sony PlayStation Unveils God of War Ragnarok x CASETiFY Phone Case Collaboration

Sony has announced that the God of War Ragnarok x CASETiFY phone case collaboration will be available starting November 9.

The full collection will be available starting at 4 PM HKT (4 PM PHT) on November 9, exclusively on the CASETiFY website and all CASETiFY STUDiO stores in Hong Kong. No price has been announced at the moment.

The collection will feature 4 designs based on illustrations from Asia-based artists that have had their works featured in day-to-day webcomic, traditional-inspired artwork, graffiti style, and blockbuster comic series.

The first God of War Ragnarok design is from Lee Kyu Young, also known as Gyung Studio on Instagram, which features a light-hearted take on the father and son duo.

This collaboration project is unique and challenging for me as I had never worked on video-game related illustration before. Moreover, God of War’s theme is very different from my own drawing style and theme.

As I’ve researched for stories and references from God of War (2018) game, the relationship between the father and son came to my attention first, and I thought it was more like a family story, which is relatable to everyone. As a result, I thought it would be nice to highlight Kratos and Atreus relationship by drawing the two of them in my own light-hearted style as they are preparing to battle together against their adversities.

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The next design is from Chien Chih Kang from Taiwan, an ink artist, antique restorer, transmedia artist, and popular character designer. His God of War Ragnarok design incorporates oriental culture and ukiyo-e elements that show a strong traditional Asian art feel.

For this God of War Ragnarök collaboration, I presented the main characters in the style of ukiyo-e or traditional Japanese frescoes, depicting dramatic duel of Kratos and Atreus against Thor with the background of Fimbulwinter snow, as imprinted in my work.

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Next up is James Khoo Fuk-lung from Hong Kong, a popular and iconic Hong Kong comic artist and illustrator. His God of War Ragnarok design features striking visual elements and color that is both fierce and attractive.

As a gamer myself, I have played games on PlayStation consoles for leisure while sometimes my gaming experience did inspire me for my comic creation. This is the first time I created artwork for characters from video games, so I am very excited and challenged by this collaboration.

As I’ve learned more about God of War (2018) and God of War Ragnarök, I decided to set the artwork theme to represent the solidarity between Kratos and Atreus in combat, as well as the unity power of Father and Son, reflected in drawing with my comic visual style.

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Lastly, our very own Jappy Agoncillo, who is a muralist and illustrator from the Philippines, with works known for an amalgamation of various interests and experiences, resulting in pieces that are heavily layered, rich with vibrant color and detail, and eager to tell a story.

“The artwork is heavily inspired by the myths that gave rise to not only the recent God of War games, but its predecessors as well. I wanted a piece that was packed full of easter eggs and story details, just as rich as the storytelling is from ancient Greek and Norse Mythology.

I used the myths as a basis for the elements included, like Jormungandr wrapping itself around the artwork just as the myths suggest it wraps itself around the world, Skoll and Hati teasing the beginning of Ragnarok, the flames of Muspelheim and the ice of Fimbulwinter – a call to how the Norse world began and how it will eventually end.

What I wanted for the artwork is not only to showcase the growth and relationship of our main protagonists, but also where they come from, what they’ve been through, and what lies ahead.

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Again, the full God of War Ragnarok collection will be available starting at 4 PM HKT (4 PM PHT) on November 9, exclusively on the CASETiFY website and all CASETiFY STUDiO stores in Hong Kong.

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