The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King

The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King

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By (author) Blizzard Entertainment

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  • Publisher: Insight Editions, Div of Palace Publishing Group, LP
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: San Rafael
  • ISBN 10: 1933784814
  • ISBN 13: 9781933784816
  • Illustrations note: Colour illustrations throughout
  • Sales rank: 371,744

Product description

Gaming fans have been waiting more than two years for WRATH OF THE LICH KING the latest addition to "World of Warcraft." Now, they can experience Northrend's icy steppes and uncharted mountains through the art and imagination of the creative team behind this epic game. Containing more than 150 drawings, concept art pieces, and final renders, as well as secrets of game mythology and development stories, this mesmerizing book reveals how Blizzard Entertainment's acclaimed series gets made. In addition to a behind-the-scenes technical look at the game cinematics and developmental art, Fans learn how Blizzard updated Arthas the Death Knight to be even more evil than in "Warcraft III" and how a new central character, Sindragosa the Frost Wyrm, was developed. Other features explore technical dimensions and Blizzard's influence on the game world and beyond. EACH BOOK COMES WITH: Two 8" x 10" original art cards in vellum sleeve and a 12-page illustrated storybook on the creation of the frostwyrm Sindragosa, that make this a must-have for any "WoW" fan.

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"Every now and then, we get sent cool stuff - like awesome books. The Cinematic Art of 'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King', is one of said awesome books, with tons of concept art for the Lich King intro. If there's one thing that Blizzard is known for, it's making relentlessly addictive (and awesome) games. But if there are two things that Blizzard is known for, it's making relentlessly addictive (and awesome) games and having some of the best pre-rendered cinematics in the industry.Remember the Terran-Zerg battle on the abandoned space station? Or Tyrael battling the forces of evil deep inside the crypt? What about Prince Arthas' betrayal of his kingdom and family? Yeah, that's what I thought." -JOHN FUNK, "THE ESCAPIST""The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich Kingis an art book any WoW fan would be proud to have in their home. Here are some fashionable suggestions about what to do with it when you get it. Cinematic Art provides a very pretty look at the behind-the-scenes development of WoW's well-received second expansion. There are over 200pieces of artwork in the book - conceptual and developmental - as well as 75 exclusive pieces of original art. With back story, character descriptions and lengthy explanations of the rendering and development of Lich King concept art into WoW's engine, this book makes for a good read as well as for sweet, sweet eye candy. -AJ GLASSER, "KOTAKU""Containing more than 150 early drawings, concept art pieces, and final renders, this book gives WoW fans a rare, behind-the-scenes glance into the creative process of Blizzard's highly-praised cinematics." -"GAME INFORMER"