When you think of God of War, it is very likely that “children’s book” is the furthest thing from your mind. That being said, that is exactly what’s being made. Releasing on the 1st of September, “B is for Boy” is a God of War children’s book which will see Kratos teach his son Atreus “the ABC’s of the nine realms.”
Announced back in July, B is for Boy is described as a “humorous take on Sony Interactive Entertainment's God of War franchise, [where] Kratos teaches his son Atreus the ABC's of the nine realms, including lessons learned from Kratos's past mistakes. Kratos fills the book's pages with the essential vocabulary from the world of the game, imparting his questionable (at times) wisdom in an irreverent and entertaining style.”
In an interview with Polygon, the book’s illustrator, Romina Tempest described B is for Boy as “an abridged version” of 2018’s God of War with “a few familiar items and characters [added] into the environments to allude to other aspects of the tale.”
Despite being somewhat satirical in nature, it is still surprising nonetheless to see the story of Kratos – once PlayStation’s most ruthless and bloody video game character – adapted into a book that children can enjoy.
God of War: B is for Boy: An Illustrated Storybook will be available from the 1st of September (1st of October in the UK) and will retail for £11.99.
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