UDON Entertainment Proudly Presents
Ys: The Art Book
Celebrating 25 years of Japanese RPG Innovation
In Comic Stores March 19th. Available Through Booksellers Soon!
Celebrating over 25 years of Ys, the flagship series of Japanese RPG publisher Nihon Falcom! Ys: The Art Book collects the fantastic artwork of more than a dozen titles in the Ys franchise, from the original game all the way up to the brand new Ys: Memories of Celceta. Includes pinups, character designs, rare concept art, and more!
With an expansive world, intricate history and gorgeous anime-influenced design, the world of Ys is made to be explored! Ys: The Art Book does just that, bringing fans of the game detailed illustrations of the characters, story, setting and more, as developed during the lifetime of this iconic RPG franchise. UDON has worked closely with North American Ys Publisher/Distributor XSEED to create a thorough and accurate tribute to this magnificent series. No fan of Japanese video games or the RPG genre should be without this stellar collection!
Of particular interest to series fans will be rare, little-known illustrations which were created for the Japanese retail market. These amazing pin-up pieces really capture the energy and personality of Ys’ vivid cast of characters… Fans and artists alike will love the retrospective nature of this collection, which showcases the evolution of the Ys art style across 25 years of Japanese RPG innovation!
The Ys RPG series has been released on various gaming platforms including PC, Super Nintendo, Playstations 2, PSP, Nintendo DS, Steam, and more… It has legions of devoted fans from around the world, and UDON is thrilled to help bring them this fantastic tome.
Release date: March 19th (Comic stores) Late March/April (Book Stores)
Price (U.S.): $44.99
Page Count: 280, Color
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″