The Art Of – Books by Dark Horse Books and Others

On Gamers Elite in the past, I wrote a few articles on books coming out by Dark Horse books. They included; The Art Of Overwatch by Dark Horse Books and The Art Of Sea of Thieves. Well, I just realized there are a whole bunch more – some of which are on pre-order and will come out in 2018.

If you like the art, information, and background on the characters in these books, check these ones out below by Dark Horse Books.

The Art of Dragon Age: Inquisition By Dark Horse Books
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Featuring hundreds of never-before-seen artworks and captions from the developers themselves, this volume offers revealing insight into the inspiration and creation of every facet of Dragon Age: Inquisition, from the heroes to the wondrous weapons they wield, the powerful beasts that they battle, and the extraordinary world that they inhabit.


The Art of The Last of Us by Dark Horse Books
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Naughty Dog Studios and Dark Horse proudly present the essential companion to The Last of Us, a richly detailed and compelling game set in a post-pandemic world where humans have become an endangered species. Featuring concept art, character designs, and astonishing settings and landscapes, The Art of The Last of Us provides a unique look at one of the gaming world’s most eagerly anticipated titles.


The Art of Overwatch Limited Edition by Dark Horse Books
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This deluxe limited edition comes packaged in a beautiful clamshell box with magnetic closure and includes an acetate slipcover featuring the game’s most popular hero, Tracer, as well as two portfolios containing a total of three prints chosen by the Overwatch team! Grab your copy before the World Cup of Overwatch at Blizzcon!


The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi by Harry N. Abrams
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Written and directed by Rian Johnson (Looper, The Brothers Bloom, Brick) and production designed by Rick Heinrichs (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Captain America: The First Avenger), Star Wars: The Last Jedi, like every chapter before it, owes its visual language and fully imagined cinematic landscape to an incomparable art department: the Lucasfilm “visualists.” The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi explores their vision and illuminates their creative process in stunning detail. Featuring concept art, costume sketches, and storyboards, this book takes fans on a deep dive into the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures—both old and new—of The Last Jedi. Exclusive interviews with the filmmakers and with the Lucasfilm visualists provides a running commentary on this unforgettable art and reveals the inspirations behind movie making magic at its finest.


The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn by Titan Books
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The Art of Horizon Zero Dawn is the ultimate gallery of the hotly anticipated new IP from Guerrilla Games (Killzone series). It focuses on the stunning artwork used to develop the game and includes over 300 images, sketches, and concept art, commentary throughout from the artists and creators. This is an in-depth insight into a world as beautiful as it is dangerous.


The Art of Destiny, Volume 2 by Insight Editions
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The Art of Destiny 2 is a celebration of the dynamic art and visual style that fans have come to love about Destiny. Featuring hundreds of pieces of concept art, the book covers everything from early sketches and illustrations of characters to paintings of sweeping vistas the designers used to help shape the in-game worlds. Each step of the process is meticulously detailed, from building in-game cinematics to crafting the complex universe. With exclusive, never-before-seen imagery, developer commentary, and more, The Art of Destiny 2 is a must-have for Guardians everywhere.


The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by Abrams
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This book is a visual chronicle of the Lucasfilm art department’s creation of new worlds, unforgettable characters, and newly imagined droids, vehicles, and weapons for the first movie in the Star Wars Story series—Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In the same format and style as Abrams’ The Art of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the book gives readers unprecedented access to hundreds of concept paintings, sketches, storyboards, matte paintings, and character, costume, and vehicle designs. The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will stand as the definitive guide to the artwork and imagination behind the newest chapter in the Star Wars franchise and will delight Star Wars fans and cineastes for decades to come.


The Art of the Witcher: Gwent Gallery Collection by Dark Horse Books
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Whether played on the exotic felt tabletop in a palatial casino, or on the rough-hewn bar in a tavern’s smoky din, the game of Gwent is never a dull one! With cards that feature fantastic art that only adds to the strategic thrill of crushing one’s opponent, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game offers a singular gaming experience. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present each cards’ gorgeous artwork in a stunning hardbound volume. Celebrate wondrous artistry and cutthroat gameplay with The Gwent Gallery: Art of the Witcher Card Game!


The Art of Titanfall 2 by Dark Horse Books
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The Art of Titanfall 2 is the ultimate guide to the development of Respawn Entertainment’s fast-paced, visually stunning first-person shooter. Featuring an exclusive array of highly stylised concept art, sketches, 3D renders, maquette modeling, and commentary from key Respawn Entertainment team members, this is a must-have for any fan of the dynamic and destructive world of Titanfall.


The Art of Deus Ex Universe by Titan Books
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The Art of Deus Ex Universe is the ultimate gallery of art from Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, featuring over 300 images, including sketches and concept art. With commentary throughout from the world-renowned art team, this extraordinary collection of groundbreaking game art depicts a dystopian future where mankind has evolved… at the cost of its humanity.


The Art of Persona 5 by Prima Games
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Character Gallery: Includes compelling artwork of the main characters and their personas, plus personal data never before released in English! Concept Art: Loaded with initial character concepts, rough sketches, original drafts, and illustrations—a must-have for Persona fans! Game Visuals: Chronicles the inspiration behind graphics seen in the game, including setting illustrations, story scenarios, and other key images. Illustration Gallery: Magazine covers and posters collected in one convenient location.

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