Monday, January 4, 2016

UDON Entertainment Releases New Hardcover Editions


2016 is a good year for UDON to release some new hardcover versions of familiar books. In fact, the publisher is doing just that by announcing that the sold-out Street Fighter Tribute, Mega Man Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute are now available in a premium hardcover format. Fully embodying the mantra “by the fans, for the fans,” each Tribute book is filled to bursting with sumptuous art from hundreds of talented professional and up-and-coming artists around the world. In this way, UDON’s Tribute books have enabled fans to immortalize their passion for their favorite video game characters and worlds within the pages of some of the finest art books available on the market.

“We at UDON have always said that we would never be where we are today if not for the continuing support of our awesome fans,” said Erik Ko, UDON Entertainment’s Chief of Operations. “We feel very fortunate that we have been able to work with Capcom to offer those same fans a rare chance to get officially involved with and contribute to their favorite video game series in a fun, creative way.”

These new hardcover editions feature new cover art by top UDON illustrators, making these editions must-have collector’s items for hardcore fans. Long Vo provided the art for the new Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute covers, while Mega Man manga artist Hitoshi Ariga illustrated the cover for Mega Man Tribute.

Full press release below.
UDON ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES NEW HARDCOVER EDITIONS OF STREET FIGHTER TRIBUTE, MEGA MAN TRIBUTE, AND DARKSTALKERS TRIBUTE

Fresh, new hardcover versions of the UDON’s unique line of video game Tribute art books available now
Toronto, ON – DEC. 29, 2015 – Joining the recently-released Capcom Fighting Tribute art book, UDON is thrilled to announce that the sold-out Street Fighter Tribute, Mega Man Tribute, and Darkstalkers Tribute are now available in a premium hardcover format. If you missed out on these books the first time around or are new to UDON’s Tribute line, there’s never been a better time to find out why they’re so beloved by fans the world over!
Fully embodying the mantra “by the fans, for the fans,” each Tribute book is filled to bursting with sumptuous art from hundreds of talented professional and up-and-coming artists around the world. In this way, UDON’s Tribute books have enabled fans to immortalize their passion for their favorite video game characters and worlds within the pages of some of the finest art books available on the market.

“We at UDON have always said that we would never be where we are today if not for the continuing support of our awesome fans,” said Erik Ko, UDON Entertainment’s Chief of Operations. “We feel very fortunate that we have been able to work with Capcom to offer those same fans a rare chance to get officially involved with and contribute to their favorite video game series in a fun, creative way.”

These new hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art by top UDON illustrators, making these editions must-have collector’s items for hardcore fans. Long Vo provided the art for the new Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute covers, while Mega Man manga artist Hitoshi Ariga illustrated the cover for Mega Man Tribute.
These refreshed hardcover editions of Street Fighter Tribute, Mega Man Tribute, and Darkstalkers Tribute are all available for purchase now in finer bookstores everywhere, and online retailers.
Interior preview pages for all four titles can be found at:
http://www.udonentertainment.com/blog/news/street-fighter-tribute-mega-man-tribute-and-darkstalkers-tribute

STREET FIGHTER TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925539
DETAILS: 320pg, 8.25x11.25", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

DARKSTALKERS TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925591
DETAILS: 304pg, 8.25x11.25", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

MEGA MAN TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925676
DETAILS: 304pg, 8.25x11.25", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

Also Available:
CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925522
DETAILS: 272pg, 8.25x11.25", Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION 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.

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 Comics, DC Comics, Capcom, Nintendo, Disney, Legendary Pictures, Warner Brothers, Mattel, Hasbro, and many other partners in the fields of film, television, comic books, toys, and video games.

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