Udon Entertainment will be publishing an official art book for Shovel Knight, called Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, and it will be arriving in shops in August, 2017, they’ve announced.
The book is going to clock in at over 150 pages and will be poised to highlight the “heroes, villains, world, and more” from the Shovel Knight video game. The game has, of course, been an underdog success on a massive scale and sold over 1.5 million copies as of December 2016.
Udon has worked closely with Shovel Knight’s developer, Yacht Club Games, to bring this book to life, and the developer have supplied “character art, developer commentary, rough illustrations and concept art, background development images, comprehensive sprite sheets, full-page promotional illustrations, and more”, even including a long interview with the game’s development team. The book will also contain material related to Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows, the game’s first content expansion.
Here’s an advance look at some content pages from the book:
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works will be available for purchase at comic shops bookstores, and various online retailers in August 2017. The book will retail at $39.99.
You can preorder Shovel Knight: Official Design Works with ISBN: 978-1772940046