Tuesday, June 4, 2013

UDON Makes Way for Dark Souls: Design Works


Dark Souls is an unheralded gem among video games. The spiritual (soulful?) successor to Demon's Souls, the game's original release didn't really make many waves among gamers, but those who have played it strongly defend the game's incredible difficulty and satisfying gameplay. Now, a sequel is in the works to take gamers back to the frustration of the game and it's getting some accompaniment in the form of Dark Souls: Design Works from UDON Entertainment.

This October, fans old and new can discover the mystic land of Lordran and all of the monsters, weapons, environments, and undead hordes that lie within, in Dark Souls: Design Works, coming from UDON Entertainment. The work showcases the grim and haunting artwork behind Dark Souls in a gorgeous full-color hardcover collection, matching the Japanese edition. Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls. Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game.

Dark Souls: Design Works will clock in at 128 pages in a hardcover, 8.25" wide by 11.75" long format. It's slated to be released in October for $39.99 and is available for preorder now.

Full press release and preview images below.

MAKE WAY FOR DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS

The amazing art book debuts this fall in a brand new English edition from UDON ENTERTAINMENT!

One of the most critically acclaimed (not to mention difficult!) games of the last several years, Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS challenged players to survive in a relentless, hostile, and eerily beautiful world…! This October, fans old and new can discover the mystic land of Lordran and all of the monsters, weapons, environments, and undead hordes that lie within, in Dark Souls: Design Works, coming from UDON Entertainment

Dark Souls: Design Works showcases the grim and haunting artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous full-color hardcover collection, matching the Japanese edition. Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon, and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls. Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game!

Dark Souls: Design Works is one of the titles that hardcore art book fans have been begging UDON for, and we’re thrilled to say that this fall it will finally arrive… don’t miss it!

Keep reading for a six page preview from DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS!

DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
Release Date: October 2012
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

Preorder this book at Amazon.com


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