Having wrought chaos and killed so, so many people, Kratos wanted a new life. As revealed in the Dark Horse God of War comics, Kratos fled Greece after the events of God of War 3 and roamed the foreign Land of the Pharaohs -- Egypt isn't that far from Greece, after all. Kratos tried time and time again to rid himself of his Blades of Chaos, but every time he went to sleep, he'd wake up to find them returned to him.
Of interesting note is that God of War III was released on March 16. 3:16 is a famous verse from the Bible. John 3:16 - \"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life\". Whether this was intentional on the part of the developers is unknown, as it could be referring to the game's scene with Kratos overlooking the world of chaos. 59ce067264