DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS and re-print of DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS

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Over 200 pages of lush artwork highlight the chilling monsters, locations, characters, and more from the best-selling Dark Souls II video game. Known for its grim atmosphere, horrific creatures, and unforgiving difficulty, gamers just can’t get enough of the wildly popular Dark Souls action RPG franchise. That’s why UDON Entertainment is thrilled to announce the release of the hotly anticipated Dark Souls II Design Works, which collects all of the darkly compelling artwork behind the critically acclaimed Dark Souls II video game in one elegant hardcover volume!

Everything that made the original Dark Souls Design Works one of UDON’s best-selling art books of all time is present in this book as well – and then some! Inside you’ll find a full lineup of character, world, enemy, weapon, and other equipment artwork, rough designs, behind-the-scenes concept visuals, and an interview with the game’s creators. Don’t think we forgot about the game’s downloadable content, either– Dark Souls II Design Works also features a whole host of concept material from all three chapters of the game’s DLC trilogy, “The Lost Crowns!”

With the upcoming sequel Dark Souls III scheduled to release later this year, now is the perfect time to lose yourself in the hauntingly gorgeous kingdom of Drangleic once more.

Dark Souls II Design Works– as well as a re-printing of the original Dark Souls Design Works, in response to insatiable fan demand– is available now in finer comic book stores and book retailers everywhere, as well as various online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS
ISBN: 978-1-927925-56-0
DETAILS: 240 pg, 8.25 x 11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $49.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now
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Also Available:
DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
DETAILS: 128 pg, 8.25 x 11.75″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
STATUS: Available Now
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STREET FIGHTER, MEGA MAN, and DARKSTALKERS TRIBUTE Hardcovers

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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. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

STREET FIGHTER TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925539
DETAILS: 320pg, 8.25×11.25″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

DARKSTALKERS TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925591
DETAILS: 304pg, 8.25×11.25″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

MEGA MAN TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925676
DETAILS: 304pg, 8.25×11.25″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

Also Available:
CAPCOM FIGHTING TRIBUTE HC
ISBN: 978-1927925522
DETAILS: 272pg, 8.25×11.25″, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $59.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now!

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Two new OSAMU TEZUKA ART BOOKS in stores now

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Long considered “the grandfather of manga and anime”, legendary illustrator and animator Osamu Tezuka’s enduring legacy can still be felt today in the indelible influence he has had on contemporary manga and anime creators. In an effort to ensure that his timeless work remains easily accessible to as wide an audience as possible, UDON Entertainment is proud to announce the release of two Osamu Tezuka art books: OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS and OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK.

Both of these prestigious volumes are presented in an elegant hardcover format worthy of the man whose work they celebrate. Inside you’ll find a diverse collection of character designs and rough concepts from animation and manga projects representing Tezuka’s entire illustrious career, including Mighty Atom (Astro Boy), Jungle Emperor (Kimba the White Lion), Phoenix, Black Jack, and many more. In many cases these illustrations include Tezuka’s own hand-written design notes, accompanied by translations through footnotes.

Further cementing these volumes as must-own items for any fan of Tezuka’s work and of animation and manga in general, both books also feature an illuminating afterword by Tezuka Productions’ Chief Archivist Haruji Mori. Finally, most of the material in OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK has never been publicly available – until now, that is – and UDON Entertainment is both humbled and thrilled to be able to bring this exclusive content to Tezuka fans for the first time.

OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS and OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK are both available now and can be purchased in finer bookstores and online retailers. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME CHARACTER ILLUSTRATIONS
ISBN: 978-1927925386
DETAILS: 224pg, 7.25×10″, B&W, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now

OSAMU TEZUKA: ANIME & MANGA CHARACTER SKETCHBOOK
ISBN: 978-1927925393
DETAILS: 144pg, 7.25×10″, B&W, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
PUBLICATION STATUS: Available Now

 

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STREET FIGHTER IV FANS: GET TO A COMIC SHOP!

IN COMIC BOOK STORES EVERYWHERE!
CHECK OUT THE 5-PAGE PREVIEW! 

It’s STREET FIGHTER IV & SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS! That’s a mouthful and a half, but that’s just how big… and amazing… this new art book is! Containing all of the the official artwork for Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV as of September 2011, this includes all the original character designs, finished promotional art, the alt-costumes, and tons more! Includes commentary by SFIV producer Yoshinori Ono and SFIV character designer Ikeno! Includes additional material created after the Japanese edition of this book!

This artbook can be found in better comic book stores everywhere as of November 30th, 2011. To find a comic book store in your area, visit the Comic Shop Locator Service at http://comicshoplocator.com/.

Amazon, B&N, and Bookstore customers should expect books to start shipping within the next two weeks.

Check out this amazing 5 page preview of Street Fighter IV & Super Street Fighter IV: Official Complete Works:

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Fighting game fans have praised Street Fighter IV and Super Street Fighter IV for rejuvinating the genre, and now they can go behind the scenes! Character designs, development sketches, promo art, storyboards, and loads of creator commentary. So up-to-date it even includes Dark Ryu, Shin Akuma, and Yun & Yang!