Apparently, it was "literally days" before the game's big debut back in 2005 when they decided to swap out the blue warpaint for red. The reason for this change stemmed from the character's striking similarity to the barbarian of Diablo II. “You can bet we changed it, lickity fuckin’ split,” Jaffe said crassly.
What do you think of Kratos sporting blue warpaint? I think he looks less indimidating, but that's just me. Share your thoughts in the comments below.