God of War: Ghost of Sparta takes place between God of War and God of War II, two games released by Capcom instead of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan. Golden Boy manga artist Tatsuya Egawa was given the task of getting new players up to speed on the story.
And he gave Kratos a manga makeover.
Reserve God of War: Ghost of Sparta in Japan and you’ll get a mini-manga that outlines Kratos’ backstory. Seems like this bonus (and smiling Kratos?) is only for the Japan right now. Pre-order the game PSP game in North America and you’ll get a digital content pack including a skin, themes, soundtrack, and behind the scenes mini-documentary.