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The Art of Death Stranding

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Beyond that, clear off a corner of your coffee table and slam this bad boy on it like a lovingly rendered empty can of Monster energy. One of the highlights of this art book are the many concept art sketches by character designer Yoji Shinkawa of MGS fame, but the rest of the content found in this 256 pages hardcover book are equally fascinating, detailing the unique visual designs for the characters, creatures, weapons, sets and more. Barrenness is a key word when it comes to the feel of Death Stranding’s environments, but the artwork shown here emphasizes that barren does not necessarily mean ugly as these spreads are gorgeous to look at. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and the planet on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam Bridges to journey across the ravaged continent and save mankind from impending annihilation.

The Art of Death Stranding is packed with hundreds of pieces of concept art for the characters, equipment, locations and creatures featured in the game, as well as early and unused concepts, including artwork by acclaimed artist Yoji Shinkawa. There are occasional details outlining the particular challenges that were faced or why particular creative directions were taken, but you're largely left to muse on the creative process on your own.

From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all new, genre-defying experience for the PlayStation 4. DEATH STRANDING is the first game from legendary game creator Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions since it became independent.

Web icon An illustration of a computer application window Wayback Machine Texts icon An illustration of an open book. This edition comes with a 256-page art book featuring many concepts, sketches and pictures made and used for the development of the game. At this time, the Chiral Artist knew barely any English due to her having Japanese parents and the Chiral Artist's Mother had to teach her. For example, one design features a limbless torso with a ghostly child cradled against her, still attached via umbilical cord. I know that sounds like a given, but my favorite art books include lots of design notes, maybe an interview with the art director, etc.However, when it comes down to pure aesthetics, these visuals are very affecting and appropriately upsetting. Images Donate icon An illustration of a heart shape Donate Ellipses icon An illustration of text ellipses. Please Note: By their very nature, all signed books will have been handled several times before they get to you. Even if it means looking into a game with women named Mama and Fragile–who, admittedly, isn’t that fragile.

The jellyfish-types look straight out of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with their blurry faces peering through their translucent membranes. You will see sketches and details about main characters, side characters, landscapes, monsters, objects, vehicles and other little bits and pieces. As Sam Porter Bridges, you will attempt to bridge the divides in society, and in doing create new bonds or 'Strands' with other players around the globe. Surprisingly, the artists aren't indicated on the different pieces - although Yoji Shinkawa's style is immediately obvious, the other artists are rendered a bit anonymous as a result.There are even a number of early, unused BT concepts which look like they’d be right at home amongst the eldritch nightmares of Bloodborne. You don't really get value for money anymore which is why its nice when you receive an item and it meets or surpasses expectations.

They unstick easily and leave a very faint white outline as to where they were stuck together, which was only a small amount on the very edge of the page.From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes an all-new, genre-defying experience for the PlayStation®4 system, nominated for the DICE Game of the Year Award. DEATH STRANDING Art Director Yoji Shinkawa commented: “This book covers insight to elements in DEATH STRANDING, along with how some concepts gradually evolved from inception. The Art of Death Stranding is the official art book of the eponymous game, published by Titan Books featuring the initial concepts, drawings, sketches and storyboards during the development of Death Stranding.

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