The Art of God of War: Ascension is one of the epic artbooks in 2013. Actually most video game art books are pretty good. Just that the sheer volume of this one is quite incredible. Not unexpected from a game like The God of War: Ascension. Even the previous The Art of God of War III is already 272 pages.
The book itself is a 400-page hardcover.
It has a nice gold trim black leather cover with dust jacket. It features concept art of the characters and environment, all printed large and high resolution. You get to see the character designs, their 3D models textured as well as the Zbrush sculpted models. Then there are the environment art, basically a breathtaking world built for the gods.
Publisher Blue Canvas is shipping the book in August. It retails for US$69.99. International shipping is quite expensive.
Pre-order yours on their online store. The first 1000 copies are signed.
On Amazon, they will be available in September 2013.
I'll provide a more in depth review when I get my hands on one.
Below are some photos and preview pages.