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Published on April 3rd, 2013 | by octaneblue


UDON Announces 5 New Capcom Art Books – Monster Hunter, Street Fighter, and More!


At PAX East 2013, UDON Entertainment and Capcom announced the international release of 5 Capcom-related art books. Each of the art books will be fully translated from the original Japanese sources, and are set for release in the second half of 2013!

Here’s what to expect from UDON:

Asura’s Wrath: Official Complete Works
– 192 pages
– Includes character designs, CG art, storyboards, creator commentary, and exclusive interviews

Dragon’s Dogma: Official Design Works
– 312 pages
– Includes character designs, armor and weapon designs, monster designs, locations, and creator commentary

Monster Hunter Illustrations 2
– 400 pages
– Covers all third generation MH titles – Monster Hunter Tri, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
– Includes monster designs, character designs, weapons, armor, rough sketches and more
– This book will be accompanied by a MUCH demanded reprint of the sold-out Monster Hunter Illustrations

MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works
– 432 pages
– All the classic artwork from the Mega Man and Mega Man X series
– NEW artwork, and rough concepts from Mega Man 9 and 10
– New game developer interviews
– New Tribute art from Hitoshi Ariga, Toru Nakayama, Shigeto Ikehara, and more!

SF25: The Art of Street Fighter
– 448 pages!!!
– Includes art from all of the classic Street Fighter games
– New art from Street Fighter IV, Street Fighter X Tekken, and more
– New game developer interviews
– New Tribute artwork from Akiman, Shinkiro, Hyung-tae Kim, Daisuke Ishiwatari, and more!

More Capcom-related works are set for release later this year, courtesy of UDON, including books for Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry.

I’m personally excited for the localization of Monster Hunter Illustrations 2. I have the first one, which I pre-ordered once they were made available, and it’s excellent and a must-own for any fan. I was surprised to find out that it was out-of-print for some time, with copies going over $100, so it’s great that fans get another shot at picking up the first Illustrations art book!

Thanks to RenegadeFox for the tip! If you have any news tips to send us, feel free to use our Contact page or send us a tweet @GamersBench!

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