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Udon Entertainment Announce Persona 4: Official Design Works In Stores Today

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Udon Entertainment Announce Persona 4: Official Design Works In Stores Today 1

Udon Entertainment Announce Persona 4: Official Design Works In Stores Today 2I had the pleasure of reviewing Persona 4: Official Design Works a couple of weeks ago, a review which netted the book a solid A grade (HERE), and while lacking the content present in Persona 4 Golden and Persona 4 Arena… offered interesting incite into the characters of the game.

While last I had heard the game was slated for release in September 2012, Udon Entertainment have today announced that the design compendium is in-stores today, allowing fans to go behind the scenes of the game that I would consider at the very least one of the last “Hurrah’s!” for RPG’s on the Playstation 2 – a console which had many of my favorites to date.

Persona 4: Official Design Works is packed with hundreds of illustrations, sketches, character designs, landscape paintings, and even more from fan-favorite designer and artist Shigenori Soejima, the game’s art director and character designer. Soejima goes in-depth on nearly every illustration, with extensive comments on every major character and revealing insight into background and secondary characters, the creation process, and the game’s setting. The beautiful illustrations and in-depth creator commentary are capped off with a massive, 9,000-word interview with Soejima, detailing the entire game’s creation from start to finish!

Here are some of the key features that the company is promoting for this release:

  • A wealth of amazing illustrations by the acclaimed Shigenori Soejima, including commentary throughout!
  • 9,000-word interview with Soejima, covering the entire design process for the game! Fascinating for game designers, inspiring for budding artists.
  • Gorgeous, oversized English edition of the Japanese art book, fully translated and printed in a larger format than the original, to match UDON’s standard art book size!
  • Persona 4 is often cited as one of the greatest Japanese RPGs of all time!
  • Part of a multimedia wave of Persona 4 releases, including video games, anime, statues, and toys!

The current price for the book is $39.99 and encompasses 192 colour pages as a softcover release.

Sam
Sam
Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fifteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.

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