Persona 3 Official Design Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Persona 3: Official Design Works

Fans couldn’t wait to dive back into The Dark Hour with Persona 3: Official Design Works! Ever since the late-2011 release of Shigenori Soejima Artworks, the collection of pinups and illustrations by Persona 3 & 4 designer Shigenori Soejima, fans of the series had been practically begging us to bring over this book… and who are we to say no? Of course, we had some amazing good-fortune as several of the characters in Persona 3 were brought back in this year’s smash hit fighting game P4 Arena, so new generations of fans have been discovering this amazing book!

Persona 3: Official Design Works, is a stunning compendium of the art and design work that went into creating the fan-favourite PlayStation 2, PSP, and PSN video game. But Persona 3: Official Design Works is more than just a collection of amazing art—although there’s certainly enough of it in there! Featuring rough sketches, final production artwork, early game designs, CG works, storyboards, character designs, backgrounds, and even more, this is a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at Persona 3 for art and game fans alike… but it doesn’t stop there!

Soejima-sensei has added additional commentary to more than half of the book, digging into his creative process, his feelings on his work, and even his feelings on the characters themselves! All of Soejima-sensei’s comments have been faithfully translated by UDON’s production team—including a huge 8,000-word interview—leading to a book that you’ll read again, and again, and again!

Speaking of UDON’s production team, we went all out to ensure that this is one of our nicest-looking art books ever! In addition to our ‘regular’ large book size and top-quality printing, Persona 3: Official Design Works also features additional silver ink accenting on every page! We also chose a special pearlescent paper and foil stamping for the cover, and utilized a special printing process to make the whole image pop! Artwork this good needs a package to match, and no fan of Persona or Soejima-sensei will want to be without this amazing book on their bookshelf!

Persona 3: Official Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-43-X
ISBN-13: 978-1926778433
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 144, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

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