Friday, June 19, 2015

Dark Souls II: Design Works Looks at World of Dark Souls


Dark Souls as a series is one the most beloved and challenging properties ever made. Players cherish its difficulty and necessity to learn the patterns of a variety of fascinating looking enemies. The looks of those enemies are getting the hardcover treatment in Dark Souls II: Design Works from UDON Entertainment. Dark Souls II: Design Works collects all the chilling and haunting fantasy artwork behind the critically-acclaimed game in a prestigious hardcover tome. Featured inside are armor and weapon designs, character concepts, enemies, locations, rough sketches, an exclusive interview with the game's creators and more.

Completing the book is a bevy of concept material from all three chapters of the game’s DLC trilogy, “The Lost Crowns”. Dark Souls II: Design Works will hit stores on October 2015 with ISBN 978-1-927925-56-0 for $49.99. Dark Souls: Design Works is currently available for $39.99.

Full press release below.

DIVE BACK INTO THE CHILLING ARTWORK BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING AND THRILLING GAME SERIES EVER WITH “DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS”!

UDON Entertainment announces Dark Souls II: Design Works


Toronto, ON – June 18, 2015 – With its renowned difficulty and gripping gameplay,Dark Souls is the action-RPG franchise that gamers love to hate! While most games reward your successes, Dark Souls punishes you for your failures, making for a grueling yet intensely rewarding experience like no other. Despite most adventurers barely surviving the original game, players clamoring for more got their wish with the equally challenging sequel, Dark Souls II. Now, UDON Entertainment is also following up its hugely successful Dark Souls: Design Works art book with another equally gorgeous artwork collection – DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS!



Dark Souls II: Design Works collects all the chilling and haunting fantasy artwork behind the critically-acclaimed game in a prestigious hardcover tome. Featured inside are armor and weapon designs, character concepts, enemies, locations, rough sketches, an exclusive interview with the game's creators, and more. Completing the book is a bevy of concept material from all three chapters of the game’s DLC trilogy, “The Lost Crowns”.

With Dark Souls III just announced at E3 for an early 2016 release, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in the chilling artwork behind this landmark series.

Dark Souls II: Design Works will be available in stores in October 2015. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung atpress@udonentertainment.com.

DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS
ISBN: 978-1-927925-56-0
DETAILS: 240pg, 8.25x11.75", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $49.99 USD
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2015

Available now:

DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
DETAILS: 128pg, 8.25x11.75", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD


ABOUT UDON ENTERTAINMENT
UDON Entertainment is a publisher of original and translated art books, graphic novels, and manga. UDON boasts an incredible lineup of highly sought-after products with production quality and English localization work that is second to none. Our best-known projects are those based on popular video game franchises, including Street FighterOkamiMega ManDark SoulsPersonaBayonettaValkyria ChroniclesSonic the Hedgehog, and many more. UDON also publishes books based on top anime properties including Neon Genesis Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, and Haruhi Suzumiya as well as completely original projects like RandomVeusMakeshift Miracle, and Substrata.

UDON’s creative services division is dedicated to providing high-quality artwork to the entertainment industry, in the form of sequential art, character designs, packaging artwork, style guides, illustration, and graphic design. Our clients include Marvel ComicsDC ComicsCapcomNintendoDisneyLegendary PicturesWarner BrothersMattelHasbro, and many other partners in the fields of film, television, comic books, toys, and video games.

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