Friday, January 29, 2016

Dark Souls II Design Works Takes Readers Back to Draganleic


Dark Souls II is one of the best games ever made. Period. Fact. It's a follow-up to another fantastic games in Dark Souls and the series is known for its grim atmosphere, horrific creatures and unforgiving difficulty. It has such a following that UDON Entertainment is announcing the release of Dark Souls II Design Works, which collects all of the darkly compelling artwork behind the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II video game in one elegant hardcover volume.

Everything that made the original Dark Souls Design Works one of UDON’s best-selling art books of all time is present in this book as well. Inside you’ll find a full lineup of character, world, enemy, weapon and other equipment artwork, rough designs, behind-the-scenes concept visuals and an interview with the game’s creators. Dark Souls II Design Works also features a whole host of concept material from all three chapters of the game’s DLC trilogy, “The Lost Crowns."

Dark Souls II Design Works – as well as a reprinting of the original Dark Souls Design Works, in response to insatiable fan demand – is available now in finer comic book stores and book retailers everywhere, as well as various online retailers. Full press release below.

RETURN TO THE LEGENDARY KINGDOM OF DRANGLEIC WITH 
UDON’S DARK SOULS II DESIGN WORKS – IN STORES NOW 

Over 200 pages of lush artwork highlight the chilling monsters, locations, characters, and more from the best-selling Dark Souls II video game. 

Toronto, ON – JAN 27, 2016 – Known for its grim atmosphere, horrific creatures, and unforgiving difficulty, gamers just can’t get enough of the wildly popular Dark Souls action RPG franchise. That’s why UDON Entertainment is thrilled to announce the release of the hotly anticipated Dark Souls II Design Works, which collects all of the darkly compelling artwork behind the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II video game in one elegant hardcover volume!

Everything that made the original Dark Souls Design Works one of UDON’s best-selling art books of all time is present in this book as well – and then some! Inside you’ll find a full lineup of character, world, enemy, weapon, and other equipment artwork, rough designs, behind-the-scenes concept visuals, and an interview with the game’s creators. Don’t think we forgot about the game’s downloadable content, either – Dark Souls II Design Works also features a whole host of concept material from all three chapters of the game’s DLC trilogy, “The Lost Crowns!”

With the upcoming sequel Dark Souls III scheduled to release later this year, now is the perfect time to lose yourself in the hauntingly gorgeous kingdom of Drangleic once more.

Dark Souls II Design Works – as well as a reprinting of the original Dark Souls Design Works, in response to insatiable fan demand – is available now in finer comic book stores and book retailers everywhere, as well as various online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

Interior preview pages for Dark Souls II Design Works can be found at: 
http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/news/dark-souls-ii-design-works-and-re-print-of-dark-souls-design-works-in-stores-now

DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS
ISBN: 978-1-927925-56-0
DETAILS: 240 pg, 8.25 x 11.75", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $49.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now

Also Available:
DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
DETAILS: 128 pg, 8.25 x 11.75", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now

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 Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Persona, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, Sonic 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 RandomVeus, Makeshift Miracle, and Substrata.

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