The Art of UNHCARTED 2: Among Thieves
We're excited to finally let everyone know that we have partnered with Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. and Naughty Dog, Inc.
to produce The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves. It's our biggest art book to date featuring some of the hundreds of drawings, paintings and sculpts that began the process of making Nathan Drake’s world real, and helped make UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves the Game of the Year. From concept art, to character studies, environment art, character modeling, game art, cinematics, motion-capture, animation, and effects, The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves is the ultimate companion to the award-winning PlayStation®3 game.
Exclusive concept art video walkthrough offer
The first 300 customers to pre-order The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves softcover edition, and all Special and Limited Folio Edition customers will receive a free 15-minute walkthrough video of three concept pieces from UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves. The video shows pieces by Naughty Dog Art Director Robh Ruppel and Concept Artist Andrew Kim.
The Art of UNHCARTED 2: Among Thieves Special Edition
The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is available in an exclusive collector’s Special Edition featuring a brown suede leather-bound cover, with gold-embossed title and glossy art tip-on of Nathan Drake. Pre-order The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves now and receive the exclusive concept art video.
The Art of UNHCARTED 2: Among Thieves Limited Folio Edition
The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is also available in an ultimate collector’s Limited Folio Edition featuring a black suede leather-bound cover, with gold-embossed cover art, a matching hand-crafted, black suede leather-bound presentation case with a ribbon to easily remove or place the Folio Edition, and special endpaper artwork. Completing this unique edition is an individually-numbered and hand-signed certificate by Naughty Dog Co-President Evan Wells, Creative Director Amy Hennig, and Art Directors Robh Ruppel and Erick Pangilinan. The Limited Folio Edition is limited to only 200 copies, so reserve your numbered copy now.
The Art of the Game series
The Art of the Game series takes you into the world of game art development with the year’s biggest game releases. Each book in the series will speak directly with the creative teams who conceive and create the games that are pushing the visual and technical limits. Each Art of the Game book will delve into the process of character and environment concepts with comprehensive galleries of level art, and then show how those concepts are turned into game art along with character models, cinematics and effects. In addition to the hundred-plus pages of concept art, the Art of the Game series will share insights from the game’s creators making the series an invaluable learning tool for aspiring game artists.
I couldn’t be happier with the way The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves turned out. It’s a perfect way to capture forever the amazing work that the Naughty Dog artists and programmers put into UNCHARTED 2.
Naughty Dog Co-President, Evan Wells
We’re all extremely proud of the hard work that went into this unprecedented game. This book is a rare behind-the-scenes look into the type of artwork it takes to produce a truly groundbreaking, award-winning experience. Leave it to Ballistic Publishing to have the vision and foresight to publish such an amazing look into the process.
Naughty Dog Art Director, Robh Ruppel
The unedited screenshots selected in this book are from camera angles you will never see while playing the game, which gives the viewer a new appreciation for the level of detail and care that went into making UNCHARTED 2. This is the first time I can proudly put a screenshot of an in-game environment next to our concept art and say "we’ve accomplished the vision".
Naughty Dog Art Director, Erick Pangilinan
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