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God of War: B is for Boy Has Kratos Teach the ABC's

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An alphabet book based off of God of War is coming later this year.

It has been announced that an alphabet book based off of the PlayStation 4 hit God of War is on the way. Entitled God of War: B is for Boy, the book will release in September. You can pre-order the book here for $16.99. 

B is for Boy is a humorous take on the God of War franchise, as Kratos tries to teach Atreus the ABC's of the nine realms. This includes lessons that Kratos has learned from his past mistakes. The book is filled with the essential vocabulary from the world of the game, as Kratos imparts his questionable wisdom to his son. The book is written by Andrea Robinson, and features original illustrations by Romina Tempest. In an interview with Polygon, Tempest stated that B is for Boy is kid-friendly "for the most part." She does state though that parents may "have to cover your kid's eyes in one or two places to guarantee a completely kid-friendly experience." 

"My art tends to lean towards a more lighthearted and cartoony style, which I do love to juxtapose with more adult-oriented themes," Tempest told Polygon. "Although gory, the game's story doesn't tend to center on that, but instead focuses on the relationship between and father and son (with the gore amplifying the graveness of the tale). The presence of Atreus introduces a sense of innocence that wasn't present in the original games. I think the light-hearted art style helps to complement that innocence, but contrasts well with the darker moments." 

B is for Boy is not the only God of War merchandise that will be releasing this year. To celebrate the game's two-year anniversary, a few collector's items will be released. This includes the God of War: Lore and Legends tome, which recreates Atreus' journal from the game. There will also be a full-sized Norse Kratos bust that will be limited to only 500 being made. Finally, There will be a poster featuring the Valkyries. You can check here to see links to all of these items. 

God of War is available now for the PlayStation 4. God of War: B is for Boy will release on September 1st. 

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