The Art of God of War III is here!
The Art of the Game series gets epic with The Art of God of War III. The 272-page book takes you behind the scenes on a visual history tour of the revenge-fest and for the first time reveals more than 100 pieces of art that didn't appear in the gameóThe Lost Art of God of War III. From concept art, to character studies, environment art, character modeling, and production art, The Art of God of War III shows you how the Santa Monica Studio team created each part of the blockbuster game.
Continuing the theme of the Art of the Game series, The Art of God of War III focuses on the art, and the artists who create it. Each featured artist tells you what they were thinking as they created individual characters or environments, and what the constraints were within the gameplay or continuity with previous God of War games. Nowhere else will you get a better appreciation of the skills and thinking that go into a major game production, or the personalities of the artists working on these amazing projects.
The Art of God of War III is available in three editions, a paperback edition, a leather-bound Special Edition, and a collector's Limited Folio Edition.
Every customer who pre-orders The Art of God of War III from the Ballistic Publishing Online Store will receive two specially-commissioned, downloadable video tutorials on purchase. Santa Monica Studio Character Artist Katon Callaway shows you how he modeled Cerberus (the three-headed dog), and Hephaestus using Pixologic ZBrush in over 30 minutes of detailed video walkthroughs.
Exclusive creature modeling video offer
The Art of God of War III Limited Folio EditionFor the serious game art connoisseur, The Art of God of War III is available in an exclusive collector’s Limited Folio Edition featuring a black suede leather-bound cover, with silver-embossed titles, and a matching hand-crafted, black suede leather-bound presentation case with a red ribbon to easily remove or place the Folio Edition.
Each Folio Edition contains an individually-numbered Certificate of Authenticity, hand-signed by Santa Monica Studio Art Director Ken Feldman, Lead Visual Development Artist Cecil Kim, Lead Environment Artist Chris Sutton, and Lead Character Artist Patrick Murphy. To make it truly collectable, each of the collectors’ editions also include a hand-carved metal ‘Blade of Exile’ sword, exclusive to The Art of God of War III Limited Folio Edition.
The Limited Folio Edition is restricted to 300 copies, so be the first to reserve your preferred number at the Ballistic Publishing website!
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. Previous titles in the series include The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves and The Art of Oddworld Inhabitants.
All the things you want to get a closer look on, but just can't because they happen too fast on screen, are now all captured in high resolution for your viewing. The designs are amazing. There's also the commentary and interesting information that weren't even in the bonus section of the game disc. The art direction for the game and art is wonderful. This is an intensely good art book. Highly recommended.
Parkablogs.com, The Art of God of War III review
"The Art of God of War III shows off the many different concepting paths explored—tracing the art from the initial quick sketches to the final in-game implemented art. It’s a true visual history of a truly epic game."
Ken Feldman, Santa Monica Studio Art Director, The Art of God of War III
If you are an aspiring artist, or interested in seeing how a great looking game like God of War is brought to life, or if you just appreciate artwork; The Art of God of War III is something intriguing to invest in. Examining this book in detail will only make you appreciate how much dedication Sony Santa Monica (and all game studios for that matter) put into crafting these works of art we know as Video Games.
TheKoalition.com, The Art of God of War III review
If you are a fan of the God of War games, game art, or even Greek inspired art, you need to have this book in your library.
MarriedwithVideoGames.com, The Art of God of War III review
If you're interested in the artistic process behind today's big game titles, or just fancy gawping at stunning digital art, this is an irresistible buy. 5/5
ImagineFX magazine, The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves review
While every page is layered with lush, colourful pieces of art, almost every page is also home to tales from the developers and artists on how the game was made, what changes were made between the Uncharted games and other random, mostly unknown insights into the process of making Uncharted 2.
Kotaku.com, The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves review
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