Del Rey has confirmed it will publish the first of two novels based on SCEA Santa Monica’s critically acclaimed God of War franchise early next year.
Featuring a story penned by Matthew Stover, the eponymous debut novel will be released in March 2010. Stover is best known for his work on the Star Wars franchise, having produced Star Wars New Jedi Order: Traitor, Star Wars: Shatterpoint, along with a novelization of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
The official press blurb reads:
“In the novel GOD OF WAR, Kratos, the game's protagonist, is a great warrior who seeks revenge on the God of War Ares for the deaths of his wife and child. On his journey to Olympus, Kratos must battle great monsters of legend--and fight his own inner demons. Kratos' quest will take him through a world of Greek mythology transformed, in which the familiar legends take on a terrifying new life--from the Aegean, where Kratos will grapple with the Great Hydra, to the depths of Hades, where Kratos will face death itself, to the heights of Mount Olympus. With all the thrilling action that got fans hooked on the game, the novel GOD OF WAR takes us deeper into this fascinating world.”
A release date for the second, as of yet unnamed novel, has yet to be announced.