Artbooks & Gaming books |OT| A new era, a new shelf

Worldshaker

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Oct 28, 2017
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Simo

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Oct 26, 2017
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Anyone's Death Stranding book ship in the US?. My amazon pre order never did and now it says out of stock on the site.
Nope. I tried reaching out to Amazon and Titan a couple days ago but all Amazon said was it would ship the 11th. Well it didn't.

I could of ordered it from Japan and received it by now honestly and the Japanese edition has English text anyway.
 
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Thanks for this! I was on the fence about pre-ordering, but decided not to because money was a little tight. This price is perfect.
Anyone recomends The Art Of Mana? See some videos and liked what i see
I picked up the Japanese import last year and offered up some impressions in this very thread. Related responses here, and a couple of words about the Secret of Mana 4 and Children of Mana Development Artworks, as it relates to the Art of book, here.

For the current cost, it's a solid purchase with a few caveats. To add since, I kind of wished they pushed this release back to update and add some of the art work to the upcoming Trials of Mana remake. This would make a largely comprehensive compilation even better.
 

slashf

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Oct 28, 2017
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I picked up the Japanese import last year and offered up some impressions in this very thread. Related responses here, and a couple of words about the Secret of Mana 4 and Children of Mana Development Artworks, as it relates to the Art of book, here.

For the current cost, it's a solid purchase with a few caveats. To add since, I kind of wished they pushed this release back to update and add some of the art work to the upcoming Trials of Mana remake. This would make a largely comprehensive compilation even better.
Thanks. I bought this, love mana. yeah, this new game is much better artwork than the secret remake
 

Cantaim

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Oct 25, 2017
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Been looking through the Shin Megami Tensei 4 artbook. If y'all like art books and want a meaty one filled with interviews with the artists. Pick that one up it's absolutely filled with it.
 
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Nope. I tried reaching out to Amazon and Titan a couple days ago but all Amazon said was it would ship the 11th. Well it didn't.

I could of ordered it from Japan and received it by now honestly and the Japanese edition has English text anyway.
I just popped in to see if anyone was having the same issue as me with the Death Stranding book. Glad I'm not the only one, but I bummed and weirded out as to what the problem could be.
 

Eraser Head

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Aug 22, 2019
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I'm really looking forward to "The Art of Cuphead", I love everything about that game from its art style for its characters and background art to the soundtrack to name a few. The only downside is that it will feature some art from the upcoming DLC, not all of it, since it doesn't have an actual release date yet aside from sometime in 2020. Also hoping it reveals some names for characters that are currently unnamed (such as the four bosses that make up the Phantom Express) or if it confirms the pet names that were given for Baroness Von Bon Bon's subjects by animator Tina Nawrocki.
 

Grudy

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Oct 29, 2017
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I pre-ordered the upcoming Guild Wars 2 art book yesterday. I'd say people would specifically enjoy this book even if they're not so invested in the franchise just from the sheer amount of artistic talent that worked on Arena Net for over 20 years now. I'd personally get it if it was just Kotaki's artworks alone lol.

I'll post some of my favorites which I hope will be included in the art book.

 

Simo

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Oct 26, 2017
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Still nothing for the US release of the Death Stranding book. Pretty infuriating to see Titan Books doubling down and telling folks this morning that from "their perspective" the book has been released and to do deal with it.
 

1upsuper

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Jan 30, 2018
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I pre-ordered the upcoming Guild Wars 2 art book yesterday. I'd say people would specifically enjoy this book even if they're not so invested in the franchise just from the sheer amount of artistic talent that worked on Arena Net for over 20 years now. I'd personally get it if it was just Kotaki's artworks alone lol.

I'll post some of my favorites which I hope will be included in the art book.
I know nothing about Guild Wars but that art is great.
 

xackclaret

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Jun 18, 2019
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Great thread, glad I stumbled upon it as an avid artbook collector.

Here's a list of my collection:

Full artbooks:
  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate
  • Assassin's Creed Origins
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Darkwatch
  • Days Gone
  • Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives
  • Dishonored 2
  • The Division
  • Evolve
  • The Evil Within
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • The Last of Us
  • Mafia 3
  • Quantum Break
  • Remember Me
  • Thief
  • Titanfall
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Wolfenstein: The New Colossus
Mini Artbooks:
  • Homefront: The Revolution
  • Resident Evil (from RE2 collector's)
  • Syberia 3
  • The Gardens Between
  • Frostpunk
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
  • Days Gone (from press kit)

The prized possession:
  • The Order: 1886 – Blackwater Archives (still sealed too)
Looking forward to following this thread in the future
 

MrS

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Oct 25, 2017
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Amazon sent an update on Death Stranding. ETA is now February 27th or 28th.
It's absolutely ridiculous that Amazon are more communicative about this product than the Kojima Productions customer service team. I've sent them 3 emails about an ETA and they haven't bothered to respond to any of them. KP haven't sent any communication about the book since the middle of January when they provided a tentative release date which has subsequently been missed. They're taking the piss.
 
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UnluckyKate

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's absolutely ridiculous that Amazon are more communicative about this product than the Kojima Productions customer service team. I've sent them 3 emails about an ETA and they haven't bothered to respond to any of them. KP haven't sent any communication about the book since the middle of January when they provided a tentative release date which has subsequently been missed. They're taking the piss.
titan officially stated its out in the US... but apparently not at amazon ? It shipped fine in europe even the translated version.
 

Simo

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Oct 26, 2017
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titan officially stated its out in the US... but apparently not at amazon ? It shipped fine in europe even the translated version.
Yet nobody in the US does seem to have it except for third party sellers on Amazon who are charging more and seemingly it’s the UK release. LOL

Anyways yeah Amazon is telling me I’ll receive mine Tuesday or Wednesday which doesn’t seem concrete if others here are being told later. lol
 

RandomDazed

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Oct 27, 2017
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I ordered my copy of the DS art book the day it came out on Amazon UK (no pre-order) and got it the next day, no issues).

I cancelled my pre-order on Forbidden planet as it seems they didn't get stock at all.
 

MadMod

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Dec 4, 2017
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Such a wide book, was a bit of a pain in the arse to shoot haha. But there's a small preview, it's pretty incredible, seems a lot of the environmental stuff didn't make it into the game, maybe cause of the procedural environments etc. :)
 

Freezasaurus

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Oct 25, 2017
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THE ART OF DEATH STRANDING
IT EXISTS!
Such a wide book, was a bit of a pain in the arse to shoot haha. But there's a small preview, it's pretty incredible, seems a lot of the environmental stuff didn't make it into the game, maybe cause of the procedural environments etc. :)
I generally am not a big fan of landscape format books, but I make exceptions for some things. Days Gone, Death Stranding, Spider-Verse, Dragon's Crown, etc.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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Just got an email from Mana Books and discovered that a prequel manga for Sekiro exists ! :D

Sekiro : Hanbei l'Immortel, 12th March, Shin Yamamoto, 212 pages, 9.65€

 
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I found it really interesting how at first they were going for a very dark and atmospheric horror game, then just settled on the lonely explorer feeling we have in the final designs.
I really felt like they explored horrific designs at first to see how far they could go on some concepts, to have a look and feel of what they were looking for. Like they were frustrated from the Silent Hills fiasco... but had that creative energy and readiness to design some horrors.
 

Freezasaurus

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My copy of the Death Stranding artbook finally showed up today. Lovely book. And it miraculously survived Amazon shipping without damage.