God of War's Kratos has a pretty distinctive look, but that red stripe actually came about quite literally at the last minute. Creator David Jaffe revealed on his blog on Saturday that just days before the game was first introduced to the world at large, Kratos sported the blue outfit you see above you. Then somebody pointed out how closely he resembled the Barbarian from Diablo 2, a game Jaffe had never played.

Jaffe wrote:

This was sure news to me. As it was to clearly to many/all others on the team, as this was the first we'd heard of the character, let alone the similarity. 

So you can bet we changed it, lickity fuckin' split! 

What do you think? Does red suit Kratos's unbridled rage better than blue?

[via Joystiq]