Following an (almost) sold out limited edition run of the design compendium, CCP Games and Dark Horse have issued a joint statement confirming that their hardcover edition of EVE: Source is now available for purchase via selected comic book retailers at a recommended price of $39.99. Aimed at both the seasoned and unseasoned Capsuleers alike, the 200-page […]
With some shared concepts between both games, 2.5D visuals and an overall visual novel style of delivering dialogue... you might not be expecting much to come out of the series' official artbook. I was too until the opportunity arose for me to pick up this monstrosity of a design compendium which comes in at a whopping 512 pages (A fact they happy boast on the book's obi). It has been a while since I have been so excited to receive a video game artbook.... and to date it remains one of the best books in my collection.
Acttil, a publishing / public relations company founded by former Nippon Ichi Software America employees have today announced that they have published a series of three Japanese folktake e-books on the iOS App Store today. These three stories - “Princess Kaguya”, “Issunboshi”, and “Urashima Taro” – are all well known folklore tales passed down for countless […]
CCP Games, developer and publisher of long-running online game EVE Online last year announced that they would be working with the crew at Dark Horse Comics to produce and release a hardcover, 200-page, full-colour source book / visual guide titled EVE: Source. The goal with this book was to “ immerse readers in the history and lore […]
International artbook publisher Udon Entertainment posed the question…. “What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces to create the ultimate dark fantasy game?“. Their response to that question is SUBSTRATA, a new artbook for release during Summer 2014 which collects designs for the heros, enemies and landscapes for […]
Bayonetta may not have been the most flawless experience when it came to video gaming in 2009 / 2010, yet despite the notable flaws (Particularly in the PlayStation 3 edition) it proved to be a highly enjoyable third-person action experience bolstered by a fantastic soundtrack, fast-paced action and visuals that effectively merged sex and action appeal. […]
While he may have struggled in recent years to meet the same rapport with gamers as he did back in the more retro era of video game consoles, I think it is safe to say that Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends won’t be going away anytime soon… at least not while there are Olympic […]
Last year I began importing a couple of Japanese artbooks to compliment my introducing a new "book" focus onto The Otaku's Study. I tried to go for a variety of different types of books ranging from those based on anime and video games, to those based on visual novels. One of those books I picked up a couple of months back was the Yotsunoha Art Collection, based on adult visual novel "Yotsunoha" released in Japan back in 2006 by Haikuo Soft and later ported over to the PlayStation 2.
International artbook publisher Udon Entertainment have just released Dark Souls: Design Works, which like their Persona design compendiums aims to not only provide a plentiful supply of artwork but contributes an insight into the design process of the game. Does it provide enough to warrant the $39.99 USD price tag? Read this review to find out!
Kicking off their announcements for 2014, the international artbook publisher Udon Entertainment have announced their plans to release a series of English localized artbooks surrounding Type-Moon’s Fate/Stay Night visual novel series beginning from June 2014. These releases will begin with Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material which will feature over 200 pages of illustrations from the original […]