Dark Horse Comics have announced that their latest video game tie-in, God of War: Fallen God, will debut later this year.
The first issue in their mini-series will be published on March 10th and is being penned by Chris Roberson who also wrote the previous Dark Horse God of War comics.
What makes Fallen God particularly intriguing is that it will bridge the gap between 2018’s God of War soft reboot and the original trilogy. Although the newest game in the series hints at how Kratos made his way to the Norse realms after laying waste to ancient Greece, there’s a missing chapter there that is never explored in detail. Fallen God will seemingly serve as a link between God of War III and God of War, as outlined in its blurb:
Can a man ever be free of his past? Can the tides of time ever wash away the bloody sands of sin? Or do transpired trespasses permanently and inescapably stain one’s soul?
After conquering Zeus and thwarting Athena, Kratos believes himself to be finally free from his bondage. He sets sail for the desert in an attempt to distance himself from his home and his shame only to find his rage and guilt follow close behind. Kratos rages against the one foe that has proven to be unconquerable–himself. But a war against oneself is unwinnable, and only invites madness.
Dark Horse Comics also revealed the cover for God of War: Fallen God’s first issue, as seen below. The artwork depicts a version of Kratos as he appears in older games, wielding his chain blades and rocking that chinstrap. He also bears the same torso scar (presumably from God of War III’s final scene).
Last year Sony announced a sequel to 2018’s God of War titled God of War: Ragnarok. All we have is a brief teaser and a logo though it is expected to launch some time this year.
Source: Dark Horse Comics