64-page artbook features illustrations from four different artists.
Vanillaware's 'Dragon's Crown,' now known for an endless contention regarding its character designs, is getting a free pre-order bonus in the form of a soft cover artbook. The game is published by Atlus, and thus the pre-order bonus should be included regardless of vendor, but will not be included in second-run printings of the game.
From Vanillaware, "Available for a limited time and only for pre-orders, 'Dragon's Crown Artworks,' the soft-cover art book will be 64 pages of full-color illustrations from Dragon's Crown. This includes intricate drawings of the characters in the game, lush environment backgrounds, and descriptions from George Kamitani, the creative mind behind Dragon's Crown. Also included in the art book will be commissioned illustrations of the Dragon's Crown universe from three prominent Japanese video game artists: Akira Yasuda (Akiman), Kinu Nishimura, and Gouda Cheese (BENGUS)."
As the game is being developed for both the PS3 and PS Vita, the pre-order bonus applies to both versions of the game.
The character designs for 'Dragon's Crown' have been part of an ongoing concern at Kotaku, but despite what many deem to be controversial, nothing in terms of the game has been altered or seems likely to be altered before the game's release. That the pre-order bonus highlights character designs would seem to confirm that those aspects of the game are set.
'Dragon's Crown' for the PS3 and Vita currently is set for August 6th and is available for pre-order. p>
Author: Brian Hoss