The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

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By (author) Martin Robinson

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 240mm x 310mm x 22mm | 1,360g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1781168954
  • ISBN 13: 9781781168950
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 69,626

Product description

Castlevania is a multi-generational video game series developed and published by Konami. The franchise was first released in 1986, but has evolved from a side-scrolling platformer into a full-scale adventure series - and has sold over 20 million copies worldwide. The series is a fan-favourite, and has influenced generation after generation of games since first being released.

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Martin Robinson is an award-winning journalist and Features Editor at Eurogamer. Previously Content Editor at the UK office of IGN.com.

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"Exquisite imagery...that leaves a lasting impression...This book is a visual treat, a masterclass in dark and macabre art, and a must-have for horror and supernatural fans alike." - Imagine FX "Well worth purchasing for fans of this great action franchise." - BioGamer Girl "If you love the Castlevania series and want to learn more about how it has changed over the years and why, this book is for you." - Nerdology "Truly great artwork that will do nothing but increase your love for the Castlevania universe." - What's Your Tag "Diehard fans will definitely enjoy digging through this tome of art and knowledge while even casual fans or artists might enjoy sifting through the countless character and level designs." - Strange Kids Club "The book actively seeks your attention as each page holds interesting information, both visually and sometimes written, that would please any fan of the series." - Video Game Art Books "A finely crafted book." - Active Respawn "If you're a fan of the Lords of Shadow series, you might want to add this book to your Castlevania collection." - Retrenders "If the art style is something you dig and you enjoy the franchise, there is no question that you should own this book." - Stealthy Box "A lovely, dark, and beautiful art book that any Castlevania fan should delve into." - The Game Jar "The presentation is flawless. Every page is brimming with art and the information that comes with it, arranged perfectly throughout." - The Game Jar "A must-have addition to any Castlevania superfan's collection." - Games Fiends "Absolutely stunning compilation." - Project Fandom "Die-hard fans of the series would do well in journeying through its many pages, and casual fans with any interest of the series or vampire folklore will enjoy it all the same." - Gaming Bolt "Beautiful hardcover." - Destructoid "Any number of the pages beg to be ripped out and framed on the wall. Fans of the game should consider this a must-own, and even those who just like the genre will find something to love." - Daily Crate "If you're a fan of the "Castlevania" series and / or you happen to enjoy artbooks then you definitely should seek this one out, you won't be disappointed one bit with this gem." - The Outer Haven "If you are a Castlevania fan, there is no reason why this book should not be sitting on your shelf." - New Gamer Nation "If you are a fan of the Castlevania series in general, I'd highly recommend picking up "The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow."" - Game Cavern "This book is what I have come to expect from anything put out by Titan Books. Well constructed, well though out and worth the price tag. I encourage die hard fans of the title to look into adding this book to your collection of "Castlevania" momentous." - SteamFirst "All art book collectors should add this one to their collections." - Daily Crate "Any words I have written would not do this book justice. I could go on to say this book would be a must-buy for ANY Castlevania fan; especially for those who have Lords of Shadow (and, its recently released sequel) and love it. Even if you are not a fan of the series or this game in particular and just love looking at jaw-dropping visuals, this book is still an amazing collector's item." - Fanboys Anonymous "The entire art book is beautifully presented and is printed to a very high standard." - Playstationing "192-page hardcover collection of illustrations, concept art, and other undead awesomeness that's guaranteed to please the crazed "Castlevania" fan in your life." - Nerdist "Stunning gallery...images ranging from the beautiful to the grotesque." - The Telegraph