Dark Souls: Design Works Art Book Headed To The U.S.

By Ishaan . June 3, 2013 . 10:45pm

Another Udon art book for a popular game is headed to the U.S. this Fall—Dark Souls: Design Works. The book will be available in October and will cost $40. It will be a hardcover book at 128 pages in length.


Dark Souls: Design Works will include key visuals, concept art, characters, weapons, and monster designs from the game, as well as rough sketches. It will also include a behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and several of the game’s artists.


Below is a six-page preview of the book. Click the images to enlarge them.


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  • Ethan_Twain

    This pleases me! Dark Souls art is fantastic. It’s always one of my favorite things when one culture riffs on the style of another. Dark Souls on it’s surface looks like it’s a pretty straight western sword and sorcery type deal not unlike what one might find in The Elder Scrolls. But as one progresses deeper into the game the monsters and environments start to get a little bit… weird. As in they start to deviate from the expected templates. Slowly the player realizes that the artists aren’t really pulling from the Tolkien pantheon at all.

    • SuperSailorV

      “This pleases me!”

      Lol, who are you, Doctor Doom?

  • Asura

    40 is a bit much, but will buy upon discount/sale.

    • XYZ_JolteonZ980

      But its only 28 US Dollar on AMZN

  • Bloodios

    Pre-order Dark Souls: Design Works now on Amazon.com for only $28.91 (plus FREE shipping)!

    • MrRobbyM

      pre-ordered. Thanks a million.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Oh snap. Thanks for pointing that out!

  • Just be sure not to stop at the basilisk while browsing through it.

  • Ereek

    Oh, I imported this. It’s a bit short, for an artbook (only 110 pages of art or so) but some of the art is incredible. My personal favorite is the Gwyndolin sitting alone in his room.

  • Neophoton

    Udon wants to make me poor, between all of the goodies they’re bringing overseas.

  • MrRobbyM

    Oh boy oh boy. I’m glad I held off buying the expensive Japanese version. And for only 28 bucks on amazon this is a steal. Dark Souls is one of my favorite games ever!

    • Ereek

      . . .Expensive? Where were you looking? It was only $20 for me.

      • MrRobbyM

        Apparently the wrong place.

    • Testsubject909


      Sounds good for me. Off to pre-order.

      • MrRobbyM

        I joined Amazon prime trial so I got free 2 day shipping too.

        Wow I sound like an Amazon spokesperson.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Do want.

  • Metalsnakezero

    Great, got the Japanese one thinking they wouldn’t translate it. Well now I’ll have 2 versions of the book soon.

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