Mega Man Gets A 430-Page Art Book As Part Of His 25th Anniversary [Update]

By Ishaan . July 8, 2013 . 1:20pm

[Update (2): The hardcover version of the book will cost $100 at Comic-Con and will be available July 17th - 21st. Any remaining copies will be sold through PAX Prime and Udon's online store in August. The softcover version will cost $60, and will be available starting this September.]

 

Mega Man’s 25th anniversary continues with an Udon art book. Udon are going to be publishing MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works in North America this month. The book will consist of a whopping 432 pages, and here’s Udon’s description of it:

 

MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works is an in-depth chronicle of the amazing art created across 25 years of games in the Mega Man series by the good folks at Capcom!

 

Featuring over 400 pages of official game art, concept designs and sketches, rare pin-ups, and all-new tribute art, this is a stunning art book collection that every fan of the Blue Bomber will want on their shelves. UDON Entertainment has faithfully translated the entire book into English, including production notes, creator comments, and three all-new exclusive interviews with the creators from across the history of the series!

 

MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works will be available for $60. Amazon list this versi

 

At Comic-Con (July 17th – 21st), Udon will debut an exclusive limited hardcover edition of the book. This will come with hardcover binding, a deluxe blue laser foil dust jacket, and special “schematic design” varnishing under the dust jacket. It will be on sale for $100 on a first-come, first-served basis at Udon’s booth, #4529.

 

Here’s a sneak peek inside the book:

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA          


Read more stories about & & on Siliconera.

  • ZEROthefirst

    Me: Oh man I gotta get this!

    *Notices $100 price tag*

    “I still want it… maybe not for a while though”

    • TheExile285

      That was basically my reaction

      Its first come first serve though >_>

      • ZEROthefirst

        I thought it was only first come first server for the special hard cover edition at Comic-con.

    • Anime10121

      Buy it off Amazon, its 45 bucks :D

      Edit: just checked and I preordered mine so early it’s only 37 dollars =)

  • Solomon_Kano

    Oh. My. God.

    I will have this!

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    $100……. only for you megaman

    • O_O Master Clueless

      its basiclly all capcom complele works books for megaman put together is a good buy cause seperately those books are like 30-40 eack and theres 5 of them

      • Anime10121

        Well technically its only the “Classic” Megaman Complete works and the Megaman X Complete Works books put together.

        The others, Zero and Battle Network are still left outta this release.

        • O_O Master Clueless

          never mind buy the books seperately and save like 20-30 bucks capcom you done lost yo minds

          • Anime10121

            Well this anniversary book only costs $45 and includes extra material not found in any other CW. it’s still a good deal, as buying the two books separate even used will at the least equal the same price. Unless you’re referring to the hardcover edition, but even then when the hardcover editions for the original CW and the X CW came out, they costed the same a piece.

    • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

      You do it for Megaman. I’ll do it for the brave Green Biker Dude.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        Heart….right in the heart

  • Andrew A

    Amazon has it for 45 bucks right now. Obviously, its not the hardcover limited edition version.

  • Go2hell66

    Looks like they’ll give us everything but a new game

    • Anime10121

      :(.gif

  • Anime10121

    Preordered the day it went up on Amazon! As a Rockman fan, I MUST have this book! Glad I skipped on the first releases (rather, didnt know about them until they sold for over a bill a piece)!

  • ShinStar

    Awfully pricy for a book that rehashes maybe about 90% old content with the only new content being Rockman 9, 10, and some other stuff (SFxT.)

    At least it’s one whole book now instead of 2 separate ones.

  • Crevox

    Data is still awesome (the monkey)

    • Anime10121

      Glad to see some Legends/Dash representation in it other than Tron and the Servbots (which are in EVERYTHING Capcom)! Roll Caskett looks cute as always too :D

  • neo_firenze

    List price is $59.99, not $100 (that’s only the special hardcover LE).

    And it’s worth noting that the original MM and MMX Complete Works books that Udon released are out of print. MMX in particular has seen MASSIVELY inflated prices in the second-hand market. I know because it’s the only one of the MM/MMX/Zero/Battle Network/StarForce artbooks I don’t have :)

    By the way, this new book is an improvement over the original MM + MMX books that it combines, because it adds MM9 and MM10 (which weren’t in the original Rockman/Megaman Complete Works book).

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      Isn’t that list price on Amazon for the import? I’m going to get in touch with Udon to double-check about their softcover version.

      Oh, and thanks for pointing that out! I completely missed that the $100 price in their PR was only for the hardcover version.

      edit: Udon replied. You were right! Post updated. Thanks. :)

  • BillyMK

    This month? I did the preorder on Amazon but it says it comes out in September. Does it mean I’ll get it earlier?

    • Anime10121

      Wanna know the same thing, is the early release only if you order from Udon?

  • TheHolypopeofgaming

    I have the Japanese edition. Good stuff

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    This is pretty sweet!

  • Tyler Beale

    Iris?! IRIS?!?! Wh….WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOOOOOORRRRRRR?!?!?!?!!?!

  • UDON Entertainment

    Hi there! Chris from UDON Entertainment here!

    Just wanted to let you know that we’re publishing a standard softcover edition of “MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works” this September, for SRP $59.99. This is the one on Amazon.

    The version outlined here is the Convention Exclusive Hard Cover edition, which will be for sale at Comic-Con beginning July 17th. Any remaining copies after Comic-Con will be available at PAX Prime and from our online store in August.

    Sorry for any confusion!

    - Chris, UDON

    • Anime10121

      Thank you guys for all your awesome art books! I’ve bought at least 7 or so in the last year and am definitely planning on at least 3 more in the foreseeable future (MM25:CW and the two Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky books)! Thanks for all the hard work and please continue to bring us awesome art books :D

    • Folk Hellfang

      I understand you guys are a smaller operation, and I was looking forward to adding this to my collection of hardcover art books. However, compared to the strategy behind Hyrule Historia this soft cover standard edition is pretty lack luster. I’m probably passing on this offer.

  • Guest

    They could sell it alongside a Megaman Ultimate Pack, including all Megaman Games, for the PS3/360/Wii U… that would be so amazing xD

  • Guest

    even if it was 200 i still buy it because its MEGA MAN ..and i miss him so bye bye money

  • Shadowman

    I would be this in a heart beat if I had some money

  • SetzerGabbiani

    Do Want! Hardcover edition is mine!

  • DrakeClawfang

    How about a game, can we do that?

  • 果林

    rockman zerooo

  • RisukuAozora

    At the very least, it’s something Megaman, right?

  • King mogz

    What. Nothing for the EU or even the UK? lame…

    • batanen

      ? If you want, you can preorder the softcover edition from Amazon.co.uk/com or Bookdepository.co.uk/com. Search for mm25. I did preorder mine 2 weeks ago. The art itself is not that interesting what I have seen so far, though. I am mainly interested in supporting the localization and getting this for a “reference book”.

  • Scott W
  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    This looks awesome. Alll illustrations are incredibly colored. For some reason even Bad Box Art Megaman made it but whatever.

  • http://wwwdonicwebstartscom.webstarts.com/ donicx

    Holy crap I gotta get that book plus the one with the megaman zero artwork now what was the name of that one :-)

  • Musashi234

    I Swear the Threading in this better be amazing! All the books Udon puts out the Threading SUCKS ASS and the book falls apart which ANNOYS ME TO NO END!!!!!!!

  • http://gamgambit.tumblr.com/ Thespian Treasure Hunter ♢

    No love for Geo Stelar? :C

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos

Popular