We've known Santa Monica Studio's excellent God of War would be getting a New Game+ mode for a while and now it's been confirmed that the patch that delivers the new mode will arrive on August 20. As you'd expect you'll need to finish the story mode before embarking on New Game+, but the good news is that in addition to starting a new game with your equipment and abilities, the game will also offers some new twists, perhaps most notably in new tricks offered by certain enemies.
Here is a list of handy bullet points courtesy of the post over on PlayStation Blog:
Relive the journey of Kratos and Atreus with all of your previous armors, enchantments, talismans, resources and abilities on the difficulty of your choosing.
Test your skills against higher level enemies; some of which might even have a few new tricks up their sleeves!
Unique to New Game+ is a brand new rarity level of equipment to craft and upgrade! Collect 'Skap Slag', a new resource to upgrade your gear to the best of the best from our finest blacksmiths.
Play the game in a whole new way by exploring new customization options with extremely powerful new armor sets and enchantments.
Finally, get right back into the action with the newly added ability to skip through cinematics in both normal and New Game+ modes once a full play through has been completed.