DARK SOULS III: DESIGN WORKS (Preview)

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UDON ENTERTAINMENT TAKES A THIRD JOURNEY INTO THE CHILLING ART OF DARK SOULS

Drenched in atmosphere and crawling with unimaginable horrors, DARK SOULS III is a brutal and challenging video game experience for fans of the now-legendary series. UDON Entertainment is bringing the stunning imagery of the final chapter in the Dark Souls trilogy to the printed page with an expansive new art book – DARK SOULS III: DESIGN WORKS.

DARK SOULS III: DESIGN WORKS collects the gritty and hair-raising artwork behind the critically-acclaimed game in a prestigious hardcover book. This epic 336-page tome is UDON’s biggest Dark Souls art book yet, featuring armor and weapon designs, character concepts, enemies, bosses, environments, DLC artwork, and more.

DARK SOULS III: DESIGN WORKS arrives in stores everywhere August 2018. The new title joins two previous art books in UDON’s DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS series.


DARK SOULS III: DESIGN WORKS
DETAILS: 336 pg, 8.25 x 11.75”, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $49.99 USD
RELEASE DATE: August 2018
ISBN: 978-1772940640

ALSO AVAILABLE:
DARK SOULS II: DESIGN WORKS
DETAILS: 240 pg, 8.25 x1 1.75”, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $49.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1927925560
DIAMOND CODE: AUG151751

DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
DETAILS: 128 pg, 8.25 x 11.75”, Full Color, Hardcover
MSRP: $39.99 USD
ISBN: 978-1926778891
DIAMOND CODE: AUG131470

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BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS (Preview)

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RETURN TO THE CURSED CITY OF YHARNAM WITH UDON’S BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS – IN STORES MAY 2017

Celebrated for its unsettling atmosphere, eldritch monsters, oppressive difficulty, and detailed lore, Bloodborne has been praised by fans and critics alike as one of the top video games of the current console generation. That’s why UDON Entertainment is excited to announce the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Bloodborne Official Artworks, collecting all of the grim, Gothic-inspired illustrations behind the smash-hit Bloodborne video game in one gorgeous art book!

Gamers know that Bloodborne is inextricably linked with the fan-favorite Dark Souls series, and indeed, fans who have picked up UDON’s best-selling Dark Souls Design Works and Dark Souls II Design Works know exactly what kind of hair-raising, bone-chilling experience awaits within the pages of Bloodborne Official Artworks. Inside you’ll find a complete lineup of creature designs, location illustrations, character concepts, and weapons, as well as an item and trophy glossary – and more!

Don’t think for a moment that Bloodborne’s downloadable content has been forgotten, either; Bloodborne Official Artworks also features plenty of material from the game’s sole DLC campaign, “The Old Hunters!” Truly, there has never been a better time to discover – or rediscover – the hauntingly beautiful city of Yharnam.

Bloodborne Official Artworks will be available for purchase at finer comic book stores, book retailers, and various online retailers in May 2017, while Dark Souls Design Works and Dark Souls II Design Works are available now. Media inquiries and/or requests for review copies should be directed to Jenny Myung at press@udonentertainment.com.

BLOODBORNE OFFICIAL ARTWORKS
ISBN: 978-1772940367
DETAILS: 256pg, 8.25×11.75″, Full Color, Softcover
MSRP: $44.99 USD
STATUS: Available May 2017

 

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UDON at PAX Prime 2016 this weekend September 2nd-5th!

Hey everyone!

UDON is excited to once again be at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center! We’ll be at booth 2832 on the main floor!

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We’ve got some special goods for you this year! Details below:

Persona 4 Mystery Puzzle Pin Boxes(2 pins in each box)

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Debuting at PAX Prime 2016, comes our next set of collectible premium hard enamel pins. Each pin is almost 3 inches in length and width meaning these pins are huge! Collect all 8 Puzzle pins to form a complete image of all of your favorite characters from Person 4!

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Character Select Mystery Pin Boxes (2 pins in each box) 

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Our biggest hit from San Diego Comic Con this year, we will have on hand a supply of our Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Character Select pins with character art based on the famous Character Select Screen from the game. Each one is meticulously crafted and are 1.5″ in length and width, much larger than normal pins! Collect all 16 characters plus their Player 2 alternate colors. And if you’re really lucky, find the secret hidden character AKUMA!

 

 

 

 

 

**We will also have Pin Trading sessions throughout the weekend, so definitely come by the booth 2832 to check that out!**

Street Fighter Unlimited Alternate Covers

Missing some of those hard to find Street Fighter Unlimited alternate covers? We’ll have a small supply of most of them onhand at the show for you completionists! Get them while supplies last!

 

These amazing game creators will join UDON’s own crew of comic, design, and game artists in signing at the UDON booth this year! On hand for PAX 2016 are:

 

Edwin Huang – Street Fighter  Unlimited Comic series, USF4 DLC Costume Designer, Skullkickers, Pop Culture Shock Toy Designer

 

Edwin will be onhand all weekend!

 

 

Jeffrey ‘Chamba’ Cruz – Super Street Fighter Comic Series, USF4 DLC Costume Designer, KidRobot SF Toy Designer, Random Veus 

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Chamba will be onhand all weekend!

 

 

Long Vo  Street Fighter comic series, Street Fighter HD Remix, USF4 DLC Costume Designer & Tatsunoko vs. Capcom™ game artist

 

 

Long will be onhand all weekend!

 

 

Get on the artists’ sketch commission list before they fill up! Each year the artist’s lists fill up within the first few hours of the show, so get there early if you can!


Street Fighter Comic Sketch Covers

We will also have a supply of Street Fighter Unlimited #1 and Cammy Legends #1 Sketch Cover editions that the artists can draw on for you at the show! Once again, get on the artist list early to ensure you get yours!

Anime and Videogame Artbooks

And of course, UDON will also have a variety of your favorite Anime and Videogame artbooks for you to pick up at the show!

SEE YOU AT PAX PRIME THIS WEEKEND! 

 

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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UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014!

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 25, 2014! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Fan love for Dark Souls Design Works shows no signs of slowing down as this amazing dark fantasy title claims the top spot on our bestseller list for the fourth week in a row! Even though this book is technically sold out, there are still copies in select stores and you guys are buying them up! Remember that a second printing is on the way in May.

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Available at Amazon | Available at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Continuing to breathe down Dark Souls’ neck for the top spot is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

Another title with strong fan support, The Eyes of Bayonetta holds steady in the #3 position on our bestseller list! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

Third time’s the charm for Okami Official Complete Works, which finishes again at #4! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Staying strong at #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#6. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Bouncing up to #6 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Persona4Cover#7. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#8. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Back in the charts are these two great collections featuring Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#10. The History of Sonic The Hedgehog

Returning to our bestseller list is The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, the ultimate guide to SEGA’s spiky blue speedster! This hefty 300-page volume covers in detail every 2D and 3D Sonic game, plus spinoffs and crossovers. You’ll also find character profiles, promotional artwork, rare concept art, and a detailed look at the origins of the “Blue Blur.” A must-have for any true Sonic fan!

$34.99, 300 pages, 9.25″ x 8.5″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-56-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#11. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Staying on the charts this week is the original Vocaloid herself, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#12. Phantom Breakerphantom_breaker

Rounding out this week’s chart is one of UDON’s newest releases – Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$39.99, 112 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-927925-00-3
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

 

Udon Bestseller Report: March 18, 2014!

Welcome to the UDON Bestseller Report for March 18, 2014! This information is gathered and reported to us from comic book stores and other bookstores across the world! Keep reading to find out what UDON’s hottest books are, and where you can buy them!

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#1. Dark Souls Design Works

Dark Souls Design Works rules the bestseller list for the third week in a row! This reprinted art book is flying off the shelves even faster than anticipated – add it to your collection before it sells out yet again!

Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character and monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators! (preview)

$39.99, 128 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1
Find a comic store near you | Available at Amazon | Available at Barnes & Noble 

monster_hunter_2#2. Monster Hunter Illustrations 2

Holding steady in spot #2 is Monster Hunter Illustrations 2! This book collects all of the artwork from the third generation of Monster Hunter games (and some from the second generation), including Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter 3 UltimateMonster Hunter Freedom Unite, and Monster Hunter Portable 3rd! Includes character, armor and weapon designs, environment paintings, rough artwork, and extensive commentary by the Monster Hunter teams throughout the book! As a bonus, our version of the book collects the Japanese black-and-white and color Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 books into one massive collection! (preview)

$49.99, 400 pages, Softcover, 11.75″ x 8.25″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778884
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com  | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Eyes_of_Bayonetta#3. The Eyes of Bayonetta

The Eyes of Bayonetta continues to capture fan interest, staying firm in the #3 position on our bestseller list! This awesome collection of artwork, designs, and commentary also features a full-length DVD documentary about the creation of the Bayonetta game, including exclusive interviews with director Hideki Kamiya and other key figures behind Bayonetta! A must-have for all of the die-hard fans of this amazing character and game!

Check out an extensive preview of The Eyes of Bayonetta!

$49.99, 224 pages, Hardcover, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Okami Official Complete Works cover#4. Okami Official Complete Works

For the second week in a row, Okami Official Complete Works sticks it out at #4! Based on traditional Japanese brush painting, the visual look and style of Okami has become a fan favorite. This gorgeous book shows off all of the artwork for the original game!

$39.99, 288 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75, ISBN-13: 978-1-897376-02-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Monster Hunter Illustrations cover#5. Monster Hunter Illustrations

Zooming up the charts from #12 to #5 is Monster Hunter Illustrations! UDON reprinted the original, sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations book to coincide with the release of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2 and fan support for this reprint has been phenomenal. Snag your copy before it sells out again! (preview)

$49.99, 304 pages, 11.75″ x 8.25″, Diamond: DEC101074, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-17-4
Find a comic store near you | Amazon.com  |  BarnesandNoble.com

Persona4Cover#6. Persona 4 Official Design Works

Collecting all of Shigenori Soejima’s original art and designs as well as behind-the-scenes material from Atlus’ mega-popular game! (preview)

$39.99, 192 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, Diamond: FEB121165, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Mega Man Gigamix Volume 1 cover#7. Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1

Taking a slight drop to #7 is Mega Man Gigamix Vol. 1, the first chapter in Mega Man’s most epic adventure ever! The three-volume Gigamix series features every Robot Master from the first eight classic Mega Man games, as well as the Stardroids, Bass, Proto Man, Duo, Drs. Cossack, Light, and Wily, and more! (preview)

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

phantom_breaker#8. Phantom Breaker

Launching at #8 this week is one of UDON’s newest releases – Phantom Breaker: Official Visual Works! Collecting the original artwork from the cult-favorite Japanese fighting game “Phantom Breaker,” this stunning collection is chock-full of beautiful pin-ups, detailed character designs, and even an exclusive pull-out poster!

$12.95, 224 pages, 5.75? wide X 8.25? long, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-23-5

Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

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#9. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
#10. The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations

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Fans of Falcom’s Legend of Heroes series keep showing their love for the games, keeping these art books on our bestseller list! Combined, there are over 500 pages of artwork and information about these fan-favorite games contained within!

Illustrations. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

Characters. $44.99, 272 pages, 8.25″ x 11.75″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble


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#11. Sonicomi Artbook: Super Sonico Picture Album

Fashion model, musician, video game star, and now #11 on the UDON bestseller list – Sonico can do it all! The Super Sonico Picture Album collects all the best images from the Sonicomi visual novel, plus merchandise artwork, pin-ups, crossover costumes, and more!

$39.99, 160 pages, 8″ x 10″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778808
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

#12. Hatsune Miku Graphics: Character Collection CV01 – Hatsune Miku Edition

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Rounding out our bestseller list for this week is another Japanese virtual idol, Hatsune Miku! Over 150 illustrations feature themes from high fashion to everyday activities, pin-up style pieces, musical performances, and more!

$29.99, 96 pages, 8″ x 11″, ISBN-13: 978-1-926778747
Find a comic store near you | Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble

All items, titles, and characters, TM and © their respective owners. All rights reserved.

 

Happy Dark Souls II Day! Dark Souls: Design Works Sells Out, Reprint On The Way!

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HEY DARK SOULS FANS, GREAT NEWS!

Dark Souls: Design WorksUDON Entertainment’s #1 selling book of the year, Dark Souls: Design Works, has sold out and is going back to print! While copies may still be available at the retail level, meaning in comic stores and book stores, they’re sold out at the distributor level! We’re thrilled at this record sell-out, and we’re happier still to put more copies into the marketplace to try and satisfy intense fan demand. More copies of Dark Souls Design Works should be available starting in mid-May.

DARK SOULS FANS! If you haven’t got your copy yet, hit your local comic shop immediately, or put in a pre-order at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or the bookseller of your choice!

About Dark Souls: Design Works

Dark Souls: Design Works showcases the grim and haunting artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous full-color hardcover collection, matching the Japanese edition. Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon, and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls. Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game!

In addition to fully and faithfully translating all of the content from the Japanese edition into English, the UDON edition of Dark Souls: Design Works features one of our most deluxe project treatments of all time. Released in a sturdy hardcover, UDON’s edition features a pearlized silver dust jacket, with ultra high-gloss black and silver treatments, making it practically shimmer (with evil) on your bookshelf!

Dark Souls: Design Works is the perfect tribute to the beloved (or at least grudgingly respected) game, and arrives just in time for the impending release of Dark Souls II this spring to boot! It is a book that UDON has put a phenomenal amount of care and effort into for the legions of this game’s hardcore fans, and the day of its arrival is almost here!

DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
AVAILABLE NOW!
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

Available at better comic shops across North America.

Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy at Amazon | Buy UDON Books

 

DARK SOULS DESIGN WORKS ARRIVES IN STORES WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH. (12 page preview)

In Comic Book Stores January 8th!
(Available in bookstores and from online sellers around or shortly after that time.)

One of the most critically acclaimed (not to mention difficult!) games of the last several years, Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS challenged players to survive in a relentless, hostile, and eerily beautiful world…! Now, fans old and new can discover the mystic land of Lordran and all of the monsters, weapons, environments, and undead hordes that lie within in Dark Souls: Design Works, from UDON Entertainment.

Dark Souls: Design Works showcases the grim and haunting artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous full-color hardcover collection, matching the Japanese edition. Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon, and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls. Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game!

In addition to fully and faithfully translating all of the content from the Japanese edition into English, the UDON edition of Dark Souls: Design Works features one of our most deluxe project treatments of all time. Released in a sturdy hardcover, UDON’s edition features a pearlized silver dust jacket, with ultra high-gloss black and silver treatments, making it practically shimmer (with evil) on your bookshelf!

Dark Souls: Design Works is the perfect tribute to the beloved (or at least grudgingly respected) game, and arrives just in time for the impending release of Dark Souls II this spring to boot! It is a book that UDON has put a phenomenal amount of care and effort into for the legions of this game’s hardcore fans, and the day of its arrival is almost here!

Keep reading for a 12-page preview from DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS!

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DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
Release Date: January, 2014
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

Available at better comic shops across North America.

Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy at Amazon | Buy UDON Books

Check out this 12-page preview of Dark Souls: Design Works, including the first page of the interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki!

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UDON’s 31 Days of Hallowe’en! Day 15

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Today’s a twofer, with two horrifying pieces of art from our forthcoming release, Dark Souls: Design Works. Up top we’ve got a Daughter of Chaos, and down below is the Chaos Witch Queelag. ((shiver))

In the final printed book, the Queelag illustration is accompanied by some of the rough designs that shows just how grueseome she (it?) is up close!

Dark Souls: Design Works is printing now, and will be out a week or two before Christmas.

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Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection. Dark Souls: Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character & monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game’s creators.

Release date: December 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-89-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-89-1

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Buy at Amazon.com | Buy at Barnes & Noble | Buy UDON Books

 

Make way for DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS!

The amazing art book debuts this fall in a brand new English edition from UDON ENTERTAINMENT!

One of the most critically acclaimed (not to mention difficult!) games of the last several years, Namco Bandai’s DARK SOULS challenged players to survive in a relentless, hostile, and eerily beautiful world…! This October, fans old and new can discover the mystic land of Lordran and all of the monsters, weapons, environments, and undead hordes that lie within, in Dark Souls: Design Works, coming from UDON Entertainment

Dark Souls: Design Works showcases the grim and haunting artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous full-color hardcover collection, matching the Japanese edition. Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon, and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls. Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists, making it a real treat for fans of the game!

Dark Souls: Design Works is one of the titles that hardcore art book fans have been begging UDON for, and we’re thrilled to say that this fall it will finally arrive… don’t miss it!

Keep reading for a six page preview from DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS!

DARK SOULS: DESIGN WORKS
Release Date: October 2012
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-926778-89-1
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 128, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

Preorder this book at Amazon.com

Six Page Preview. ALL IMAGES PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL.

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