Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks (UDON 2012 in Review)

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Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

UDON Entertainment’s translation of Valkyria Chronicles: World Artworks was a hit with fans, after being one of our most-requested art book translations. In 2012 we followed it up with the next book in the series, and brought 300+ more pages of beautiful character designs, detailed vehicle and weapon designs, storyboards, maps, and production art from the world of Valkyria Chronicles to English-language fans of the series–Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks.

Set two years after the onset of the Second Europan War, Valkyria Chronicles 2 focuses on a military academy cadet school as they seek to prevent an ethnic cleansing campaign by a ruthless rebel group. Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks opens up this complex world with a fantastic mix of character pin-ups, city maps, equipment specifications, costume designs and more. All of the original Japanese text has been carefully translated into English, to capture the nuances of world design and character stories.

Fans of the best-selling SEGA game will discover a new wealth of information and inspiration within the 300+ pages of Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks. A key addition to any video game design collection.

Check out a 15 page preview of this book below!

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-38-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-38-9
Diamond: OCT111240

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 304, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Announcing: Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks (9 Page Preview)

UDON Entertainment Proudly Presents:

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks

The third and final entry in the stunning
Valkyria Chronicles series of artbooks!

Coming December 2012

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SEPTEMBER 5, 2012—Fans of the Valkyria Chronicles series of artbooks—we’ve been listening! For months you’ve been begging, pleading, and demanding the release of the third and final artworks collection based on SEGA’s critically acclaimed Valkyria Chronicles tactical RPG series… well the wait is over! Today UDON Entertainment officially announces the December 2012 release of the complete, English-language localized version of Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks.

Completing the series of amazing artbooks that began with the UDON releases of Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive and Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks, this third entry in the series also features a wealth of amazing illustrations by lead character designer and famed illustrator Raita Honjou! Chock-full of character designs and profiles, vehicle and weapon designs, promotional art, and tons of creator commentary and long-form interviews, this is one spectacular collection!

Perhaps most importantly to hardcore Valkyria Chronicles game fans, Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks features a thorough story summary of the game, which is unreleased in English. Valkyria Chronicles 3 is a side-story to the first game in the series, making it a unique entry but also allowing cameos and crossover appearances by characters from the first two games, including Welkin Gunther, Alica Melchiott, Avan Hardins, and more! While there are no plans (that UDON knows of) to localise the game for English-speaking and reading fans,Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks a great way to experience and enjoy the vast story of the game!

“The Valkyria Chronicles artbooks have been blockbusters for UDON,” said UDON Entertainment Marketing Director Chris Butcher. “The Books are gorgeous and incredibly thorough, mixing illustration art with technical military-style drawings, and a complex story. I’m so happy we could work with our licensing partners to bring out the third volume. This one is definitely for the fans!”

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks will arrive in comic book stores and wherever books are sold in December, 2012.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The Valkyria Chronicles series is a critically acclaimed tactical RPG video game for the Sony PlayStation® PS3™ and PSP®, with a very dedicated fan base, and has sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide.
  • Valkyria Chronicles 3 was released exclusively in Japan, and so, the info in this art book finally gives North American fans a chance to enjoy the continuation of the story.
  • Valkyria 3 takes place as a side story to the first game, so there are cameos from many popular characters of the first two games (including Welkin Gunther, Alica Melchiott, Avan Hardins, and more).

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks
Publisher: Udon Entertainment

ISBN: 1-926778-61-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-61-7
Price US: $44.99

Release Date: December 2012
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 256, Color

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Now in Stores: Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

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Fans of SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles are in for a treat with this new collection from UDON, Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks! This lush artbook features over 300 pages of character designs, vehicle and weapon designs, storyboards, and promotional art, all accompanied by detailed character information and creator commentary. Artists, cosplayers, military historians and design buffs will all revel in the incredible detail and imagination on display in this new collection.

Set two years after the onset of the Second Europan War, Valkyria Chronicles 2 focuses on a military academy cadet school as they seek to prevent an ethnic cleansing campaign by a ruthless rebel group. Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks opens up this complex world with a fantastic mix of character pin-ups, city maps, equipment specifications, costume designs and more. The original Japanese text is also intact, carefully translated to capture the nuances of world design and character stories. Fans of the best-selling SEGA game will discover a new wealth of information and inspiration within the 300+ pages of Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks. A key addition to any video game design collection!

Don’t believe us? Just check out the 7-page preview below and see for yourself what an amazing collection this is!

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Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks cover Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks

Featuring the stunning artwork of Valkyria Chronicles 3, the third chapter in SEGA’s critically acclaimed tactical RPG series! Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks includes story summaries, character designs & profiles, vehicle and weapon designs, and promotional art, all accompanied by creator commentary and interviews. Complete your Valkyria collection with this spectacular volume!

Release date: February 2013
Price (U.S.): $39.99

ISBN: 1-926778-61-8
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-61-7
Diamond: SEP121216

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 256, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

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Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive

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In Valkyria Chronicles, SEGA’s critically acclaimed tactical RPG, Welkin and the members of the 7th Platoon struggle for freedom as the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Valkyria Chronicles: Design Archive takes you behind the scenes, showcasing the gorgeous artwork of this truly epic world. The book features 400 pages of character designs, vehicle and weapon designs, maps and promotional art, all accompanied by detailed background information and creator commentary.

Release date: August 2011
Price (U.S.): $49.99

ISBN: 1-926778-16-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-16-7

Format: Softcover
Page Count: 400, Color
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long

Where to buy:
 


Comic Shop Locator Service


amazon.com (USA)

amazon.ca (Canada)


barnesandnoble.com (USA)

bookdepository.com (Worldwide)
 


UDON Store