Video game art books aren't just a pretty face. While a collection of concept and promotional art is a nice treat for hardcore fans, the best ones go beyond the superficial and also tell the story of how a game was made.
Earlier this week, Luke Plunkett celebrated the work of Atlus art director Shigenori Soejima, the man behind eye-catching style of the Persona series. He recommended Soejima's art book, available for shipping in 1-3 months from Amazon — just in time for the English release of Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works…
Persona 3 owes much of its success to the stunning work of legendary character designer Shigenori Soejima. The fan-favorite artist lends his commentary to 144 pages of character art, concept pieces and design work in Persona 3: Official Design Works, coming June 20 from UDON.
A game as sexy and strange as Catherine deserves a special edition that accurately reflects the game's exploration of the pleasures and horrors of love. So Atlus is stuffing underwear into a pizza box and delivering it to your local game store on July 26.
Are you a North American BlazBlue fan that's upset that Aksys didn't offer a collector's edition for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift? If so, then these UK/European exclusive special editions will really piss you off.
PC strategy fans love them some Civilization, but do they love it enough to spend double retail price for the game plus collector swag?
If Atlus' Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City for the Nintendo DS isn't pretty enough for you, check out Forests of Eternity, the preorder exclusive art book spanning the history of the series. It's much prettier than the game.
From the biggest rivalries to the biggest...other rivalries, UDON leaves no facet of Street Fighter history untouched in SF20: The Art of Street Fighter, " the most complete collection of Street Fighter artwork ever."