Announcing THE LEGEND OF HEROES art books from UDON!

June 24th, 2013

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DISCOVER THE LEGEND!

 

The Legend of Heroes art books coming this fall from UDON Entertainment!

 

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JUNE 24TH— UDON Entertainment is proud to announce that it will release two new art books this fall based on the venerable The Legend of Heroes franchise! With a dozen games released over the past 20 years, The Legend of Heroes is a mainstay of Japanese RPGs from pioneering game developer Nihon Falcom. The latest games in this series including Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and the Trails in the Sky trilogy, have inspired amazing love and dedication from fans around the world! This fall, UDON will bring the art books collecting materials from these fantastic games to the North American public with The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations and The Legend of Heroes: The Characters.

 

The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations weighs in at more than 272 pages, and is comprised entirely of gorgeous, fully-rendered artwork created for the games, including pin-ups, story artwork, advertising art, and much more. The Legend of Heroes: The Characters is also 272 pages, and is a character-designers dream come true! It’s full to the brim with character designs, costumes, facial expressions, rough concepts, and tons more! Both books have been completely translated into English, and the artwork contained within covers the games Trails of Blue, Trails of Zero, and the Trails in the Sky trilogy, as well as the “Trails” artworks from the spin-off game “Ys vs. Trails in the Sky: Alternative Saga.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve released an English-language edition of an art book based on a game that isn’t available in North America,” said UDON Marketing Director Christopher Butcher. “It won’t be the last, either. While traveling in Japan, UDON Chief Erik Ko and I came across these books and just loved them, even in the Japanese. Whether fans are only familiar with the Trails in the Sky anime that was recently released in North America, or are coming to this series for the first time, we feel that they will appreciate the strong character designs, beautifully rendered artwork, and the hints of the epic adventures contained in these books… even without the games in hand!”

The Legend of Heroes: The Characters and The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations will be simultaneously released this November by UDON Entertainment. Look for these books in comic book stores, book stores, online, or wherever beautiful books are sold!

PRODUCT INFO:

 

ALL IMAGES PENDING LICENSOR APPROVAL.

 

The Legend of Heroes: The Illustrations
Release Date: First quarter 2014
Price US: $49.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-91-4
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color

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The Legend of Heroes: The Characters
Release date: First quarter 2014
Price US: $49.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-90-7
Size: 8.25″ wide X 11.75″ long
Format : Softcover
Page Count: 272, Color

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