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#1 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:42 AM

Welcome to the Official CAG Art Book Pre-Order Thread
I am totally ripping off Ionotropic's CE Guide Thread's Wiki format. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Alien: Isolation, The Art of

Author: Andy McVittie (October 7, 2014)
Publisher: Titan Books
Page Count: 176
Amazon $26.56

Assassin's Creed Unity: Abstergo Entertainment: Employee Handbook

Author: Ubisoft (November 4, 2014)
Publisher: Insight Editions
Page Count: 152
Amazon $28.46

Batman: Arkham Trilogy, The Art of

Author: Rocksteady Studios (April 14, 2015)
Publisher: Abrams
Page Count: 320
Amazon $27.51

Book of Life, The Art of

Author: Jorge Gutierrez and Guillermo del Toro (September 30, 2014)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 184
Amazon $24.91


Breath of Fire: Official Complete Works

Author: Keiji Inufane, Tatsuya Yoshikawa, Capcom (September 9, 2014)
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Page Count: 192
Amazon $28.06

Destiny, The Art of

Author: Bungie (December 16, 2014)
Publisher: Insight Editions
Page Count: 160
Amazon $32.10 ($45.00 MSRP)


Destiny: The Poster Collection

Author: Insight Editions (October 14, 2014)
Publisher: Insight Editions
Page Count: 40
Amazon $18.62 ($24.99 MSRP)



Devil May Cry: A Divine Comedy

Author: Medhi El Kanafi / Nicolas Courcier (July 22, 2014)
Publisher: Les Edition Pix'N Love
Page Count: 176
Amazon $37.04


Dishonored: The Dunwall Archives

Author: Bethesda Games (November 25, 2014)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 1
Amazon $28.06


Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Art of
Author: Bioware (October 7, 2014)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 184
Amazon $28.06


Dragon Age Inquisition: Prima Official Inquisitor Edition

Author: Bungie (November 18, 2014)
Publisher: Prima
Page Count: 368
Amazon $107.99 ($119.99 MSRP)

Evil Within, The Art of
Author: Bethesda Games (October 14, 2014)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 1
Amazon $28.06


5th Cell, The Art of
Author: Edison Yan (November 11, 2014)
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Page Count: 168
Amazon $29.99
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Gran Turismo 5, Art of

Author: Daniel Wade (November 11, 2014)
Publisher: Ballistic Publishing
Page Count: 256
Amazon $40.95
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Naughty Dog, The Art of

Author: Naughty Dog Studios (October 14, 2014)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 184
Amazon $28.06


Resident Evil 6 Artworks

Author: Capcom (October 7, 2014)
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Page Count: 272
Amazon $31.20


SF25: The Art of Street Fighter

Author: Capcom (August 12, 2014)
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Page Count: 448
Amazon $40.64

UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition

Author: Alvin Lee, Arnold Tsang, Jeffrey Chamba Cruz, Joe Ng, and Omar Dogan (November 11, 2014)
Publisher: Udon Entertainment
Page Count: 600!
Amazon $53.23

Uncharted Trilogy, The Art of the

Author: Naughty Dog (April 28, 2015)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 240
Amazon $30.00

Witcher, The World of

Author: CD Projekt Red (March 17, 2015)
Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Page Count: 184
Amazon $27.10
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#2 mrspicytacoman

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:50 AM

ima little overwhelmed by all these artbooks

#3 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:04 AM

yup, there's a lot of them. In fact, I think I'm going to wikify this into an Art Book Pre-Order thread. Then we can debate whether or not to get them in an organized fashion, lol.

Edited by ragingst0rm6, 13 September 2012 - 07:56 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:45 AM

This is a really cool idea. Good job dude.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:25 AM

Here's a few more...

The Art Of Darksiders II
http://www.amazon.co...yhuc__sim_02_03

The Art of Fall of Cybertron
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_b_11

The Art Of Borderlands 2
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_b_12

The History Of Sonic The Hedgehog
http://www.amazon.co...ref=pd_sim_b_21

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#6 Fatbot3

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 12:42 PM

Great thread. It seems like some of these are quite collectible too. too. I'm sure someone in the forum could chime in on some rare art books they have or know about.

#7 Pookymeister

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

Great thread. It seems like some of these are quite collectible too. too. I'm sure someone in the forum could chime in on some rare art books they have or know about.


World of Disgaea is decently rare.

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=disgaea

I bought it when it first came out, but going rate of like $200 the next year had me part ways. Seems like it dropped a bit since then, so might have to think about grabbing it again since i have World of Disgaea 2


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:18 PM

Since this is a wiki post, do you mind if we update with prices / links to B&N for these books as well? Some of us to not have Amazon Prime, but do have B&N membership (which means free express shipping). :)
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:32 PM

Great thread. It seems like some of these are quite collectible too. too. I'm sure someone in the forum could chime in on some rare art books they have or know about.


The art books for the original Bioshock are extremely rare:
- Breaking the Mold (originally given to those who needed to order a replacement Big Daddy statue from the CE)
- Breaking the Mold: Developer's Edition (only sold on Take 2's website....long since sold out).

There are some Udon Entertainment books that are ridiculously expensive on the aftermarket (ex. Art of Darksiders), but don't pay those prices. Udon will usually reprint old books when a new game in that series comes out. The only exception to this are the hardcover editions. Those are usually a single print run and only available at conventions (sometimes on their website as well if they have leftover stock).
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#10 Pookymeister

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

Deco Devolution : art of Bioshock 2 is pretty nice - have one of those myself.


http://www.amazon.co...deco devolution


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:35 PM

Here's another: Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works $24.99

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

Here's another: Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes: Official Complete Works $24.99


always gotta love when they price items just under the $25 mark

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

Ooh I want the Blizzard one for sure. I still need to get the Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 art books, but those are much harder to get as they only came with collector's editions.

edit: ugh, I forgot about the new expansion coming out; why can't they just sell those books by themselves :(

#14 Vinny

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:12 PM

ima little overwhelmed by all these artbooks


It seems like there has been a huge spike in artbooks recently... a vast majority of them are for games which really don't have very impressive art direction IMO. Of the ones listed, I think only the Zelda and BioShock Infinite ones are worth getting.

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#15 outerfox

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:29 PM

Ooh I want the Blizzard one for sure. I still need to get the Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 art books, but those are much harder to get as they only came with collector's editions.

edit: ugh, I forgot about the new expansion coming out; why can't they just sell those books by themselves :(


They'd probably charge an arm and leg for it that way if they did, plus I'm sure some people who had bought the CEs would probably flip tables and rage that they are not the only ones to have it. Not me though. I wish they would sell the art books separately, so people who don't want to buy the CE or just love the art style of Blizzard but don't care for one of their series, can lay their hands on it too.

Heh, I just realized I don't think I've looked in the Cataclysm art book yet and I've had it just about 2 years. I'll probably look through Mists while I wait for servers to pop up.

It seems like there has been a huge spike in artbooks recently... a vast majority of them are for games which really don't have very impressive art direction IMO. Of the ones listed, I think only the Zelda and BioShock Infinite ones are worth getting.


I'll tell you one title I'd be interested in seeing an art book of, Of Orcs and Men. From the screens and concept art I've seen of that game, it looks like it's going to be fantastic.

#16 HakaHina

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:52 PM

Two more preorders, for books that are more for the niche audience:

Shining Hearts: Collection of Visual Materials $24.99
Heroes and Heroines: Japanese Video Game + Animation Illustration $16.74

#17 Pookymeister

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

Ooh I want the Blizzard one for sure. I still need to get the Diablo 3 art books


Diablo one isn't too expensive on eBay - about $30 from what im seeing.


#18 Ionotropic

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 05:38 PM

Thank goodness you made this thread OP, cuz I really wanted it but didn't want to do the work! Now we just need to get Jodou in here to post the covers! :D

Also, this

http://www.bookdepos...o/9781616550394

and these

http://www.ballistic...heartofthegame/

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 06:03 PM

Art of Gran Turismo 5
http://www.amazon.co...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Art of Gears of War 3
http://www.amazon.co...d=ATVPDKIKX0DER

i've been collecting almost every Udon artbook and other video game related, and i am very well satisfied.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:54 PM

This thread was long overdue

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:15 PM

Diablo one isn't too expensive on eBay - about $30 from what im seeing.


lol i always forget about ebay...i see one for $33 which is good, but I have to wait until next week :pray:

#22 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:27 PM

Since this is a wiki post, do you mind if we update with prices / links to B&N for these books as well? Some of us to not have Amazon Prime, but do have B&N membership (which means free express shipping). :)


Feel free to add new items and additional info to the wiki. I'll do occasional cleanup to make sure additions are in a consistent format, but I welcome all the help I can get!

Side note #1: Amazon will start charging tax to California starting this Saturday (September 15, 2012).

#23 D.Choy

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

I really wish all art books would be hard cover. I would totally buy the borderlands 2 art book but I tend to be less willing to buy them if they tend to be soft cover. I already preordered the bioshock infinite one and the halo 4 one.

#24 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:47 AM

added:

Borderlands 2
Darksiders 2
Final Fantasy
Gran Turismo 5
Heroes and Heroines
Sengoku Basara Samurai
Shining Hearts
Sonic
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron


Thanks guys! Seems like a lot of stuff is going to come out in the October/November timeframe.

#25 HakaHina

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 08:02 AM

Thanks for the hard work! With artbooks coming out at a faster rate nowadays, this thread is much needed.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:20 AM

listing for Art of Portal 2 on amazon, vanished.

just got my Street Fighter x Tekken Artworks.
http://www.amazon.co...tekken artworks

Marvel vs Capcom Artworks should be next month.
http://www.amazon.co...tekken artworks

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:50 AM

I need a raise. Just preordered three artbooks and I'm looking forward to more. Thank you!


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:52 AM

listing for Art of Portal 2 on amazon, vanished.


From B&N too.


#29 gordojones88

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:04 AM

Good job OP.

Now I can see all the artbooks I want in one place,
that I simply must have, but cannot afford.
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#30 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 03:33 PM

listing for Art of Portal 2 on amazon, vanished.


From B&N too.


Wow, that is weird… I guess my Amazon pre-order will be cancelled soon, or it will pop back up eventually.