PERSONA 4 ARENA: OFFICIAL DESIGN WORKS – In Stores Today!

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UDON Entertainment is the publisher of many great original and translated art books, manga, and graphic novels, including the smash-hit art books based on the Persona series of video games! Following on the successful releases of Shigenori Soejima: Design Works, Persona 3: Official Design Works, and Persona 4: Official Design Works, UDON is proud to announce today’s debut of the English edition of Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works.

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This is one of the most-requested art books in our company’s history, and given the instant-classic status of this fighting game, its release to comic book stores across North America today is the moment that thousands of fans have been waiting for! UDON encourages fans who want it today to check with their local comic shop to make sure they got copies, and to check http://www.comicshoplocator.com for the comic store nearest them. (This book will be available through traditional booksellers in the next 7-14 days).

Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works is filled to the brim with amazing content! On top of the gorgeous illustrations and character designs found in all of UDON’s Persona art books, this volume also features a huge amount of story and development material, including animation storyboards, backgrounds, and more! Also included are two different behind the scenes interviews, offering unprecidented insight into all of the characters and the story character designs, interviews and story & background info on all of the characters in ‘Persona 4 Arena’ (or as it’s known in Japanese: Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena)!

Packed tight with art, story and development material, and behind-the-scenes looks at this game, this is a MUST-BUY for fans of the Persona series, and Atlus games in general!

Keep reading for a 12 page preview of Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works, or just run out to the comic book shop today to pick up your copy!

Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
Featuring the art of Shigenori Soejima!

Fight and survive, heading towards the one throne waiting at the end in Persona 4 Arena! The fighting game spin-off to the legendary Persona 4 RPG is an instant classic! Now this spectacular art book collects the artwork behind the landmark title, including character designs, rough sketches, storyboards and pinups. All this plus character profiles, story summaries, creator interviews and more!

Now Available
Price: $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-81-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176 Pages, Colour
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″

©Index Corporation 1996,2011 Produced by ATLUS

 

Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works

P4A_cover Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works

Featuring the art of Shigenori Soejima!

Fight and survive, heading towards the one throne waiting at the end in Persona 4 Arena! The fighting game spin-off to the legendary Persona 4 RPG is an instant classic! Now this spectacular art book collects the artwork behind the landmark title, including character designs, rough sketches, storyboards and pinups. All this plus character profiles, story summaries, creator interviews and more!

Release Date: November 2013
Price: $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-81-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176 Pages, Colour
Size: 8.25? x 11.75?

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Fight and survive towards the one throne waiting at the end in Persona 4 Arena! The fighting game spinoff to the legendary Persona 4 RPG has already itself become an instant classic. Now this spectacular art book collects the artwork behind the landmark title, including character designs, rough sketches, storyboards and pinups. All this plus character profiles, story summaries, creator interviews and more!
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Announcing: Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works

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Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
The day you’ve been waiting for is here, as UDON Entertainment is proud to announce Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works!

P4A_coverHey UDON fans! You’ve loved our previous releases from the Persona series featuring the art of Shigenori Soejima, including Shigenori Soejima: Design Works, Persona 3: Official Design Works, and Persona 4: Official Design Works. For the last year you’ve been begging us to release an English edition of the art book based on the newest entry in the series, Persona 4 Arena… well, the day has arrived!

This July UDON Entertainment will be releasing the English Edition of Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works. Filled to the brim with gorgeous illustrations, character designs, interviews and story & background info on all of the characters in the hit fighting game!

Check out the cover and 7 preview pages from the book below, as well as the complete book info. Please remember, all of these images are Pending Licensor Approval!

Thanks again for your tweets, your facebook messages, your e-mails, and even coming up to us at conventions asking for this book! We’re happy to be bringing it to you this summer!

– Your friends at UDON Entertainment
P.S.: Just before PAX East we also announced Devil Survivor: Official Materials Collection, which you might be interested in!

Persona 4 Arena: Official Design Works
Featuring the art of Shigenori Soejima!

Fight and survive, heading towards the one throne waiting at the end in Persona 4 Arena! The fighting game spin-off to the legendary Persona 4 RPG is an instant classic! Now this spectacular art book collects the artwork behind the landmark title, including character designs, rough sketches, storyboards and pinups. All this plus character profiles, story summaries, creator interviews and more!

Release Date: July 2013
Price: $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-81-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-81-5
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 176 Pages, Colour
Size: 8.25″ x 11.75″
©Index Corporation 1996, 2011 Produced by ATLUS

ALL IMAGES PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL

 

Persona 4: Official Design Works (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Persona 4 is one of the most critically acclaimed Japanese role-playing games of all time! The game has inspired anime, manga, drama CDs, and more, with a live-action movie in production now, a PlayStation Vita remake titled Persona 4: Golden, and the smash-hit spin-off brawler Persona 4: Arena! In August UDON was proud to release Persona 4: Official Design Works, collecting all of the original art, design, and behind-the-scenes material any fan could want!

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!

Persona 4: Official Design Works describes itself as “the full Soejima experience,” and any fan will be delighted with the wealth of material in this collection! Persona 4: Official Design Works followed on UDON’s two previous successful art book releases featuring the work of Soejima, Shigenori Soejima Artworks in December 2011, and Persona 3: Official Design Works in June 2012, both of which were met with rave reviews from fans in North America and around the world!

Persona 4: Official Design Works Key Features:

  • A wealth of amazing illustrations by the acclaimed Shigenori Soejima, including commentary throughout!
  • A 9,000-word interview with Soejima, covering the entire design process for the game! Fascinating for game designers, inspiring for budding artists.
  • A 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!

Persona 4: Official Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-45-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
Diamond: FEB121165
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 192, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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