News came about a couple days ago, but I hadn’t gotten to posting it until now (slipped my mind). This will be a six-issue mini-series detailing Kratos’ past. They will begin to release in October and run up to the release date of God of War III. IGN had the exclusive coverage. Here is a snippet from IGN Comics’ interview with Marv Wolfman, the guy who’s going to do the writing:
IGN Comics: It’s our understanding that the mini-series operates within two timelines, the first of which takes place between the first two games. What can fans expect to see in these segments? Is Kratos largely struggling to be free from his nightmares and be accepted by the Greek gods?
Wolfman: The present day story is firmly set between God of War 1 and 2. The flashback story starts when Kratos is 7 and is brought into the Spartan army, as Spartan children were, and continues to when he is over 30, married, and has to go on a mission to save the life of Calliope, his daughter. Events in the past completely inform the present day story.
As far as Kratos’ nightmares go, without giving away too much, the entire present day story is his reaction to what happened in the first game. We don’t show the nightmares but they are the reason he’s after what he’s after. We also get strongly involved with the Barbarian King, seen in games 1 & 2. Kratos’ battle with the Barbarian is what causes him to pledge his allegiance to Ares in the first place.
Sounds very interesting and may be worth picking up!. For the entire interview and a few other tidbits, check it out at IGN Comics. For information on Marv Wolfman’s other works, check him out on Wikipedia and over at his official site. Kevin Sharpe will be doing artwork while Andy Park draws the coverart.
Written by: Jay
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