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The Art of Portal 2 [Artbook] - CANCELLED FOR NOW (Moved to 2013)


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#1 Diggeh

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:19 PM

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The Art of Portal 2 - $22.19

Cancelled (Will be resolicited in 2013)

Maybe they're making a comprehensive Portal art book?

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  • Hardcover: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Dark Horse

Book description:

A thrilling look at one of the most popular video games ever! The Guardian said it was "an astonishing experience." GameSpy called it "a near-perfect example of what can happen when all of the elements of modern game design are combined to create a beautifully cohesive whole." Now, Valve and Dark Horse pull back the curtain to give you a backstage tour of one of the most innovative video games of the decade! The Art of Portal 2 walks you through the visual evolution of the award-winning game, from concept to completion, with never-before-seen concept art and insights from the writers and artists behind the Portal series.

Recently revealed at Comic-Con 2012, The Art of Portal 2 will house some of the exquisite digital artwork and paintings done for the Portal game series. Lock in your preorders before the price rises!


Edited by Diggeh, 03 October 2012 - 03:41 AM.


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:29 PM

Thanks for the post, man. Preordered that real hard.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:33 PM

Hmm...I already have the CE guide for the extra art section, but this is too hard to resist
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:36 PM

:drool:

Thanks, OP. Preordered.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

Done. Thanks op.

#6 morrodox

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:17 PM

Thanks, OP. I wants this bad. Preordered.

#7 lilman

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

Portal art + 184 pages + hardcover = preordered
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#8 billymagnum

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:56 PM

ugh sorry to bring this from the depths but amazon just cancelled my preorder

Hello,

Due to a lack of availability, we will not be able to obtain the following item(s) from your order:

Valve "The Art of Portal 2"

We've canceled the item(s) and apologize for the inconvenience. If you see a charge for the canceled item, we will refund you within 1-2 business days.

If you are still interested in purchasing this item, it may be available from other sellers. Please visit the detail page for this item below:
i ordered as soon as it appeared too. anyone else get boned?

#9 morrodox

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:01 PM

Yeah, it happened to a lot of people, at all online outlets. Either the artbook is cancelled completely, or it's been pushed back enough that they decided to clear it out of their system.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:13 PM

super lame

#11 R. Kasahara

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:58 AM

I noticed the book's complete disappearance from Amazon today myself (it was in my wishlist). Went to Dark Horse's website after that and found that it's completely missing from their list of upcoming books. Really curious about what happened here...
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:50 AM

I noticed the book's complete disappearance from Amazon today myself (it was in my wishlist). Went to Dark Horse's website after that and found that it's completely missing from their list of upcoming books. Really curious about what happened here...


not good.

#13 apterous

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:20 PM

Nooooooooooooo

Edit: Still available on B&N if you want to at least try for it.

http://www.barnesand...alve/1111297457

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

Nooooooooooooo

Edit: Still available on B&N if you want to at least try for it.

http://www.barnesand...alve/1111297457

I foresee nothing but headaches down that route.

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#15 apterous

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:13 AM

Post from Valve's forums:
http://forums.steamp...d.php?t=2939724

Interestingly though, the code on Diamond's cancellation list isn't 4 (Cancelled by Publisher), it's 2 (Will Resolicit)

http://www.previewsw...Home/1/1/71/956


So I say there's still hope of it coming out, but likely with some sort of change.
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#16 R. Kasahara

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

Good find. Googled and discovered more specific info here - http://www.previewsw...rticleID=125792

Relevant part:

DARK HORSE COMICS
The Art of Portal 2 HC (JUN120051) has been cancelled. It will be resolicited in the future for release in 2013.


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#17 Diggeh

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:39 AM

Thanks for the update guys. It would be nice if they made this into a comprehensive The Art of Portal (Series) book.

Only time will tell.