Beautiful DmC concept art book
This is the English edition of the Japanese artbook ディーエムシーデビルメイクライビジュアルアート released in March 2013.
I've already reviewed the book so this review is essentially the same as the one for the Japanese edition.
This 192-page paperback video game artbook is for DmC: Devil May Cry, the 5th title in the Devil May Cry series.
The first chapter collects the illustrations. The art is beautiful and stylishly painted. The lighting always has that eerie feel to it.
The second chapter features the character designs and weapons. They are all coloured with some nice details going on. However, there aren't a lot of characters, though for each you can see different designs.
Next chapter is bigger and covers the devils or demons. There are lots of cool monsters and creature designs to check out. It's difficult to describe them but them are definitely less grotesque compared to the mutated and disgusting enemies from Biohazard 6 or the Biohazard (Resident Evil) series for that matter. There's a different though as some of the enemies here have armor-like or hard-looking skin, basically they look like they can crack.
The last chapter on environment art is also quite sizeable with 60 over pages. The artworks are arranged by the stages, or missions, and there are around 2 per pages so they are quite big. The environment designs look great. There are interestingly designed places, such as floating buildings or lands, a huge giant face monsters sitting on a water fountain of an European-like town, buildings that are collapsing, overlapping or have parts that are breaking off and flying away. The last few pieces are quite epic with the destruction and scale of the enemy.
It's a terrific artbook with the highlights being creature designs and environment art.
Recommended to fans of the game, and video game art.
The book's a review copy from Udon Entertainment.
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