Dark Souls art book is coming to western shores

Udon Entertainment has confirmed it will publish Dark Souls: Design Work in the U.S. and Europe later this year.

Previously released in Japan, the art book will arrive in western shops on November 12 and will set you back £29.99/$28.91.

"Featuring key visuals, concept art, character, weapon, and monster designs, and rough sketches, this is a complete picture of the brutal world of Dark Souls," said Udon’s official blurb. "Design Works also includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and many of the game’s artists."

Dark Souls was released on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in October 2011. The gritty, brutal spiritual successor to Demon’s Souls, From Software’s hard-as-nails hack-‘n-slash achieved glowing reviews from critics, and will be receiving a follow-up in March 2014.

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