UDON In the NEWS!

September 17th, 2012

UDON’s amazing summer releases are finding lots of fans across the internet, and the reviews have been rolling in! Check out what the world has had to say about our recent and upcoming releases!

Coming Soon:

The August 2012 issue of Brit art and illustration magazine ImagineFX had a huge feature on manga and manga-inspired artwork! Check out this spread on Makeshift Miracle artist Shun-Hong Chan! Makeshift Miracle is updating FREE every week at http://makeshiftmiracle.com.

We were really sad to hear about the impending end to Nintendo Power magazine. Nintendo Power had been huge supporters of us at UDON, and we know that they loved games as much as we did! Our thanks for all their coverage over the years. On that note, their August 2012 issue featured a full-page story on our announcement of The History of Sonic The Hedgehog. Thanks again to Chris and all the peeps at Nintendo Power! We’re looking forward to whatever you’re doing next!

Street Fighter x Tekken coverStreet Fighter X Tekken: Artworks

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-51-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-51-8
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In stores now, the art book chronicling the Ultimate Battle for Fighting Game Supremacy! Check out these reviews:

“…if you like either one of these games this is the book for you!” – Bifuteki.com

“The interview with Akiman…is one of the most interesting interviews, as he talks about his involvement with Final Fight, Poison, and more.” – Gamer Logic @ Youtube

“The variety of concept art featured will be very interesting to both Street Fighter and Tekken fans alike as some of the alternate costumes that never came to light would of been quite intriguing to see. (Especially the Poison alternate costumes!)” – The Mike Mertes

“Every page though–regardless of content–features some creator commentary. The commentary is incredibly geeky, giving fans a much deeper understanding of the game beyond just the attacks and counters.” – Omnicomic

“Reading how they merged the somewhat disparate Street Fighter and Tekken universes is genuinely interesting, especially when paired with the various images illustrating the development of the game.” – GayGamer.net

Persona 4: Official Design Works

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-45-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-45-7
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Featuring the character designs of Shigenori Soejima! Go behind the scenes of PERSONA 4, the final game of the landmark Persona series! Inside you’ll find character designs, rough sketches, backgrounds & settings, an exclusive interview with the game’s creators, and more!

Exclusive Preview: The art of Persona 4: Official Design Works at Kotaku

“It may be an English translation of a book printed in Japan in 2008, but it should be on the shelf of every Persona fan.” – GayGamer.net

Gamerlogic Video Review

“One thing I enjoyed about this book is that it’s very light on spoilers, so if you’ve never played or finished P4 you can read the book without ruining the important parts of the story.” – The Mike Mertes

“Perhaps the most interesting thing I find about these books is the level of detail and care that goes into just crafting a character and their personalities. ” – Nerd Reactor

DISGAEArt!!! Disgaea Official Illustration Collection

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1926778502
ISBN-13: 978-1926778501
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 This is the ultimate Disgaea art book, featuring the artwork of Takehito Harada’s amazing illustrations from all four Disgaea games… and much more!

“…simply stunning.” – Aggrogamer

“Inspiration, comic relief, and pure entertainment can be gained by checking out a copy…” – That’s My Entertainment (2)

“The artwork is of good quality and as we don’t usually have the luxury of checking out all the promotional goods outside of Japan, it is a great opportunity to see just how much external artwork is produced (Primarily by Takehito Harada) that is not showcased in the game. ” – Otaku’s Study

“The art is beautiful, printed in mixture of sizes from quarter page to full page.” – Parkablog

Shining Force Feather

Price (U.S.): $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-46-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-46-4
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Shining Force Feather is the first Nintendo DS entry in the popular Shining RPG series. This official Design Works art book includes character profiles, rough designs, storyboards, interviews, and plenty of creator commentary. Featuring work by lead Haruhi Suzumiya illustrator Noizi Ito!

“Stateside, it may be difficult for some gamers to fully appreciate the work that went into compiling this art collection, but it’s not UDON’s wrong doing. Truthfully, the book is amazing.” - 2D-X.com

“The commentary [is] from character designers Noizi Ito and pako. It’s unusual to have two character designers for a game and in the interview they talk about why and the design process.” – Parkablog

“…the character renderings in this book are simply amazing, made even more so by the design comments handwritten in the margins. It adds a sense of intimacy to viewing them, allowing the reader to get almost full access to the creative process.” – Omnicomic

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Vol 1

Price (U.S.): $19.99
ISBN: 1-926778-33-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-33-4
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The Samurai Legends manga serves as a prequel to the action-packed Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii game Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes.

“…a slew of attractive characters battling it out for your entertainment.” – GayGamer.net

Alright! That’s it for this review round-up!

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Thanks!

– Chris, UDON