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#331 aerozero

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 02:52 AM

Did UDON fixed any of your guys' glitched orders?

 

I got my shipment today, and I got the Darkstalkers Ultimate HC bonus, but it's missing the Makeshift Miracle Volume 1 bonus for $100+ orders.


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#332 Gosha

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:00 AM

Got my Udon stuff in today!

  • Art of Darksiders HC
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  • Art of Brutal Legends HC w/ slipcover
  • Makeshift Miracle
  • Pin-Up bonus book

Everything was packaged well and sealed outside of the pin-up book! Now to sell off my Darksiders 1 softcover.



#333 BrolyB593

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:20 PM

My copy of Dark Souls Design Works shipped today from Amazon!

Mine should be here when I get back from work!

 

Hopefully they just leave it at my door like I authorize them to if they come before I get back from work. They don't always do it hah



#334 WingsDJY

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:31 PM

Did UDON fixed any of your guys' glitched orders?

 

I got my shipment today, and I got the Darkstalkers Ultimate HC bonus, but it's missing the Makeshift Miracle Volume 1 bonus for $100+ orders.

I had contacted them immediately after placing the order and they manually adjusted it to add the freebies. Just send them an email. I'm sure they'll make it right.


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#335 R. Kasahara

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:37 PM

Heard that Xenogears PERFECT WORKS was getting a reprint earlier this week, and it seems preorders have started. AmiAmi has it listed; although they are not the best Japanese site to get artbooks from, especially at full price (they tend to overcharge for shipping and include taxes when they shouldn't), I haven't seen it anywhere else so far. Prices are starting to come down on the original version over at Amazon.co.jp, too.
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:26 PM

if you don't feel like waiting for the reprint, I have a first print Xenogears Perfect Works available for sale.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:00 PM

Heard that Xenogears PERFECT WORKS was getting a reprint earlier this week, and it seems preorders have started. AmiAmi has it listed; although they are not the best Japanese site to get artbooks from, especially at full price (they tend to overcharge for shipping and include taxes when they shouldn't), I haven't seen it anywhere else so far. Prices are starting to come down on the original version over at Amazon.co.jp, too.

Looks cool. Is there any chance we could ever see a full sized Xenoblade Chronicles art book in the future? A quality art book with 300+ pages would be amazing.



#338 Zaku77

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:41 PM

The best thing about the Xenogears artbook is that it actually fills in the metric Fuck ton of gaps left in the story--due to it not being completed with the other games that were planned. That book is essentialy the Xenogears bible. I'm nearly positive that someone has translated it into English, so definitely do a google search for that. Anyone that enjoyed that game's story--ie anyone that played it :3--will really want to get the full scope of it.


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#339 R. Kasahara

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 06:11 PM

Preorders for Xenogears PERFECT WORKS up at Hobby Search; I definitely recommend them over Ami (which is still a decent store, don't get me wrong, but it has those caveats…) - http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10259960
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Posted 25 January 2014 - 07:16 PM

Is it worth picking up just for the art alone? I'd love to read it, but like Zaku said, I might as well hunt down an English translation online...

#341 Zaku77

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:06 PM

Preorders for Xenogears PERFECT WORKS up at Hobby Search; I definitely recommend them over Ami (which is still a decent store, don't get me wrong, but it has those caveats…) - http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10259960

So I did a reservation with them, and I chose paypal as my payment method. There was never an option to pay, though. Any ideas on how I'm supposed to pay for the bloody thing? lol

 

 

Edit: Nevermind, they send an email that explains it. :3


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#342 WingsDJY

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 02:50 PM

The OP is out-of-date, so apologies if these are repeats. Anyway, here are some upcoming books for 2014:

 

The Art of Thief (2/25/14) - $21.45 on Amazon

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The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (3/4/14) - $25.13 on Amazon

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The Art of Watch Dogs (4/22/14) - $21.45 on Amazon

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The Art of Wolfenstein: The New Order (5/27/14) - $25.18 on Amazon

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#343 Portman

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:34 PM

Sweet, thanks for the heads up on the new stuff.  I already had Castlevania and Watch Dogs pre-ordered from a while back but I'll have to give in on the Wolfenstien one since art books are my weakness and I can see that having some nice concept art based on what we've seen of the game.

 

This reminds me that I need to play some of Dragon's Dogma, that way I can decide if I want the pre-order that art book.



#344 ragingst0rm6

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 12:15 AM

The OP is out-of-date, so apologies if these are repeats. Anyway, here are some upcoming books for 2014:

Apologies, I've converted the OP to a WIKI a couple of times, but for some reason it keeps becoming undone.

 

It's back to being a WIKI now.

 


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#345 WingsDJY

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:11 PM

My copy of The Art of Thief arrived yesterday from Amazon. Really solid art book. Nice attention to detail (be sure to check out the reverse of the dust jacket if you pick it up).

 

The only downside is that it makes me wish Dishonored had an art book.

 

Edit: The Art of Thief and The Art of Watch Dogs are down to $18.96 on Amazon.


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#346 Kenshindono

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:55 AM

hmm was browsing stuff since my legend of heroes books finally arived and noticed a few books not listed here

 

SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul

http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

 

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

 

and

Ys: The Art Book

http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

 

 

 

anyone know if any of these are any good? I already have a couple darkstalkers books dont know if i need another. Not sure whos pulishing these

 

by the way anyone know what this is

Ni0 Art Works: Nishi's Alluring Figures

http://www.amazon.co...d_bxgy_b_text_z

It was linked off several of th other artbooks so im wondering if he does game artwork or something


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#347 WingsDJY

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:42 PM

Those 3 books are all Udon, so take the April date with a grain of salt. Amazon also claims the DMC book from Udon will be out in April (here's an early review)

 

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There's also a DMC book coming out soon from Pix'n Love

 

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#348 Zaku77

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:05 PM

That one from Pix'n love is already out. They were treating it like some nebulous, indefinite preorder that doesn't actually exist. I even had to get a refund from paypal because it had been like 1.5 months, and it had never shown up. Then, completely out of the blue, it arrived in the mail. This has been a while ago, so I have no idea what its current status is.


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#349 WingsDJY

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 06:42 PM

That one from Pix'n love is already out. They were treating it like some nebulous, indefinite preorder that doesn't actually exist. I even had to get a refund from paypal because it had been like 1.5 months, and it had never shown up. Then, completely out of the blue, it arrived in the mail. This has been a while ago, so I have no idea what its current status is.

So you got it for free, then? I know Pix'n Love has it in stock on their UK site, but I'd rather wait for Amazon to have it in stock.

 

How is the book?


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#350 Zaku77

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 11:40 PM

Yeah, it ended up being free, but the clusterfuck was completely their fault, so I don't feel bad. It shouldn't be that hard to buy something / communicate with a company. If they want to ship it out to me over a month after my payment was refunded, then that's their prerogative. It's quite nice. It's got a lot of info and a lot of art. I wish that it wasn't horizontally oriented, though. If Udon ends up bringing out the two DMC books that they have announced, then those will surely contain everything this one has and then some. So it's up to you whether you want to wait or try and grab this one--as this one is hardcover and I 'think' it's numbered. So it's definitely cool to have,


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#351 Sway

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:51 AM

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition dipped to $31.04 from $50.xx at Amazon. Unfortunately it doesn't qualify for free shipping.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 11:14 AM

Yeah, it ended up being free, but the clusterfuck was completely their fault, so I don't feel bad. It shouldn't be that hard to buy something / communicate with a company. If they want to ship it out to me over a month after my payment was refunded, then that's their prerogative. It's quite nice. It's got a lot of info and a lot of art. I wish that it wasn't horizontally oriented, though. If Udon ends up bringing out the two DMC books that they have announced, then those will surely contain everything this one has and then some. So it's up to you whether you want to wait or try and grab this one--as this one is hardcover and I 'think' it's numbered. So it's definitely cool to have,

i hear you about pix n love and their clusterfucks cough history of mario cough cough

 

which btw the listing is pulled from amazon now so if you guys had preorders there you can finally cancel if they havent already



#353 R. Kasahara

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:21 PM

Ys: The Art Book
http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

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anyone know if any of these are any good?


I have the Japanese edition of Ys: The Art Book (big fan of the series, got it before Udon licensed it). I was initially surprised at how thick it is-- it has lots of pages. It covers the entire Ys series and is heavy on character art, if you're into that. Overall, it's a must-have for fans. Really got my money's worth, and I hope Udon does a good job with the English-language version.

There are sample pages from the Japanese edition here and there if you poke around online; here's one such batch.
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Posted 12 March 2014 - 11:04 PM

I have the Japanese edition of Ys: The Art Book (big fan of the series, got it before Udon licensed it). I was initially surprised at how thick it is-- it has lots of pages. It covers the entire Ys series and is heavy on character art, if you're into that. Overall, it's a must-have for fans. Really got my money's worth, and I hope Udon does a good job with the English-language version.

There are sample pages from the Japanese edition here and there if you poke around online; here's one such batch.

thanks for the heads up i went ahead and pre-ordered it. Character art/design stuff is my fave thing in most of these books so sounds like a definite go for me. I went ahead and just ordered most of the ones i listed and some others. Got the Ni0 Art Works: Nishi's Alluring Figures book too.. though im not sure who the guy is really. Cover artwork looks good

 

Does it really cover the entire Y series? Yea, if thats the case it would have to be pretty thick i would think


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:02 AM

hmm was browsing stuff since my legend of heroes books finally arived and noticed a few books not listed here

 

SoulCalibur: New Legends of Project Soul

http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

 

Darkstalkers: Official Complete Works

http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

 

and

Ys: The Art Book

http://www.amazon.co...C0MFRJ63RT5PHWB

 

 

 

anyone know if any of these are any good? I already have a couple darkstalkers books dont know if i need another. Not sure whos pulishing these

 

by the way anyone know what this is

Ni0 Art Works: Nishi's Alluring Figures

http://www.amazon.co...d_bxgy_b_text_z

It was linked off several of th other artbooks so im wondering if he does game artwork or something

I'm pretty excited about that new Darkstalkers artbook coming out. I'm looking forward to all the B.B. Hood content in it as well.


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#356 WingsDJY

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

A couple people were interested in the upcoming Ys art book. Anyway, here's a review with pics and a flip-through video.


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 03:01 PM

A couple people were interested in the upcoming Ys art book. Anyway, here's a review with pics and a flip-through video.

Ooh, that looks pretty nice. Thanks for the link!

 

Amazon recently sent me an update on the Dragon's Dogma artbook for a March 25th release. Looking forward to this one a ton. Since it is Capcom I am hoping it is of the same excellent quality as their other artbooks.



#358 WingsDJY

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 08:39 PM

Ooh, that looks pretty nice. Thanks for the link!

 

Amazon recently sent me an update on the Dragon's Dogma artbook for a March 25th release. Looking forward to this one a ton. Since it is Capcom I am hoping it is of the same excellent quality as their other artbooks.

Yeah, according to Udon's blog post Wednesday, they officially released 4 new books on the 19th (including Ys and Dragon's Dogma).

 

Edit: Forgot the link


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:26 AM

Not a preorder but Amazon has The Sky Final Fantasy art book for $31.04. Doesn't qualify toward free shipping for some reason but it's as cheap as I can remember.

http://www.amazon.co...95541563&sr=8-1
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Posted 23 March 2014 - 02:45 AM

Not a preorder but Amazon has The Sky Final Fantasy art book for $31.04. Doesn't qualify toward free shipping for some reason but it's as cheap as I can remember.

http://www.amazon.co...95541563&sr=8-1

 

The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition dipped to $31.04 from $50.xx at Amazon. Unfortunately it doesn't qualify for free shipping.

Hasn't it been that price all this time? 
 
EDIT* Camelcamelcamel.com shows it's been that price since it originally dropped, so it might drop more. 

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