Killzone Visual Design Collectors Edition Art Book available from C&B

December 9th, 2015 ingmar1988

Cook&Becker has done it again, after all the great artworks for games such as the Last of Us, Killzone, Okami, Journey and Mass Effect they have now entered the world of art books!

Killzone Visual Design: Celebrating 15 Years of Killzone is the first comprehensive overview of the visual development of the million-selling Killzone video game series. With unlimited access to the image archives of game studio Guerrilla and the people involved in making Killzone, compilers Cook & Becker and Arjan Terpstra unearthed images and stories from fifteen years of unique visual design.

killzone 15th anniversary concept art and visual design book

 

limited edition killzone concept art book 15 year anniversary
This 208 page art book gives a detailed, illustrated account of the idiosyncratic design philosophy behind the Killzone video game series, the beautiful concept art used to create the Killzone universe and the amazing attention to detail Guerrilla bestows on its games. From early hand-drawn concept art used for the first Killzone game to awe-inspiring in-game renders from Killzone Shadow Fall: this book truly celebrates the talent and skill of Killzone’s makers. This coffee table art book will inspire fans and anyone involved in visual design – be it video game design or any of the other design arts.

The book features an opening statement by Guerrilla studio director Hermen Hulst and President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida.

Killzone Visual Design: Celebrating 15 years of Killzone is available in a special Limited Edition and an open edition Standard Hardcover. The inside of both books is identical.

 

the inside of the Killzone 15 year anniversary art book

About the Collector’s Edition
Black-edged, soft-touch hardcover
Limited to a 1.000 hand-signed copies.
Includes hand-numbered Killzone concept art giclee print “Stahl Arms”(30 x 23 cm Certified Art Giclee™ printed on 270 gsm. Radiant White using archival inks).
Comes in a luxury box.
208 pages
Full Color
English Language

Available to order now at Cook&Becker

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Charing Cross Edition, Rooks Edition & Big Ben Collector’s Case Announced for Europe

May 12th, 2015 Ayiu

Right after the official Assassin’s Creed Syndicate reveal trailer, Ubisoft also have announced two new Collector’s Editions for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate called the Charing Cross Edition and the  Rooks Edition. The game hits PS4 & Xbox One on 23rd October.

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Big Ben Collector’s Case (€149 EUR)

  • Exclusive Collector’s Box
  • Jacob’s Machinery Figurine ~ 11.8″ (30 cm)
  • An exclusive premium hip flask
  • Exclusive futurepak case
  • An exclusive numbered lithography chosen by the fans who pre-order
  • Double-sided London map
  • Artbook
  • Official soundtrack
  • Season pass including:
    • Runaway Train
    • The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy

Assassin's Creed Big Ben Collector's Case

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Charing Cross Edition (€100 EUR)

  • Exclusive Collector’s Box
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Jacob Cross-Road Figurine ~ 10.2″ (26cm)
  • Artbook
  • double-sided London map
  • Two in-game single player missions:
    • Runaway Train
    • The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Charing Cross Edition

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate Rooks Edition (€79 EUR)

  • Exclusive Collector’s Box
  • Official Soundtrack
  • Artbook
  • double-sided London map
  • Two in-game single player missions:
    • Runaway Train
    • The Darwin and Dickens Conspiracy

Assassin's Creed Syndicate Rooks Edition

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update 1: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Big Ben Collector’s Case added.

 

Infamous Art Giclées, now available to order at C&B

May 9th, 2015 ingmar1988

After the amazing Uncharted, The Last of Us and Journey art giclées, Cook and Becker once again teamed up with Sony to bring us some amazing Infamous: Second Son artworks.


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The prints are museum-grade Certified Art Giclees™ and are meant to showcase the visual design of the Infamous franchise in the best possible quality. All prints have been extensively proofed by the artists at Sucker Punch and Cook & Becker’s master printer to get as close to the digital source as possible. All prints are hand-numbered and signed by the artist.

 

Available now at Cook&Becker

 

Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Editions Revealed, Europe & North America

February 3rd, 2015 Ayiu

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have announced two “Kollector’s Editions”, one Premium Edition and one Limited Edition for the upcoming fighting video game Mortal Kombat X. Both Kollector’s Editions are only available for PS4 and Xbox One and will be available in Europe and North America this April.

Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition by Coarse (PS4, Xbox One; $149.99 USD / £100 GBP)

  • Scorpion figurine
  • Certificate of Authenticity signed by artists Sven Waschk and Mark Landwehr
  • in-game DLC
    • Gold Scorpion skin
    • Scorpion skin inspired by the Cold War

Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Edition by Coarse

Mortal Kombat X Kollector’s Edition, imported from Europe and only available through Amazon (PS4, Xbox One; $179.99 USD / £89.99 GBP)

  • 28cm hand-painted Scorpion figurine
  • Steel Pack
  • Steel Card
  • Mortal Kombat X: Blood Ties Comic Book Volume 1
  • in-game DLC
    • Gold Scorpion skin
    • Scorpion skin inspired by the Cold War

Mortal Kombat X Kollector's Edition

Mortal Kombat X Limited Edition, Pre-order exclusively at GameStop (PS4, Xbox One; $94.99 / £79.98 GBP)

  • in-game DLC
    • Gold Scorpion skin
    • Scorpion skin inspired by the Cold War
  • Kombat Pack

Finally, there’s the Premium Edition which is download only. It includes the Kombat Pack and costs $90 for PS4 & Xbox One.

$400 Borderlands – Claptrap in a Box Edition Announced

January 20th, 2015 Michael Pica

The Borderlands Handsom Collection was announced today; a re-release of Borderlands 2 and Borderlands the Pre-Sequel for PS4 and Xbox One arriving March 24th this year.
The standard edition will include both games and all DLC on a single disc,  at a cost of a full price game ($60 in the US). Supposedly you’ll also be able to import your saves from your last-gen console. Also announced is a $400 special edition called the “Claptrap in a Box”.

Borderland The Hansom Collection Claptrap in a Box

Released world-wide and Limited to 5000 units across all consoles and all regions this edition will cost $400 and include a SteelBook, 12 exclusive lithographs featuring all of the vault hunters from the two games as well as a very cool remote-controlled claptrap.

The included claptrap uses an internal gyroscope to maintain balance, it’s controlled by an app available for iPhone or Android, features a camera mounted in it’s eye so you can see what it sees, and is able to spout several phrases, also controlled from the app. You can see it in action yourself below:

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This edition will be available for pre-order “at select retailers” but there is no word yet on which stores that will be.

UPDATE: Pre-Orders are now open in the US through Amazon.com
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Bloodborne Collector’s & Nightmare Edition Announced for Europe

December 11th, 2014 Ayiu

Today Chris Brown, product manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, has taken to the PlayStation Blog to reveal two Bloodborne Collector’s Editions. Initially scheduled to ship on February 6, the Bloodborne release date has now slipped to March 24 in North America and March 25 in Europe. Exclusively for PS4 both Editions come with some unique and exclusive items for FromSoftware fans.

Bloodborne Collector’s Edition (€79.99 EUR)

Very similar to the edition announced for North America the European Collector’s Edition comes in an artbox and includes the following content:

  • SteelBook case
  • Premium art book with exclusive concept art
  • Digital soundtrack of the game

Bloodborne Collector's Edition

Bloodborne Nightmare Edition (€119.99 EUR)

Also I’m very happy that the recent Nightmare Edition rumors, circling around the web, have proven to be correct. The Nightmare Edition of Bloodborne includes the following items housed within a unique Book Tin:

  • SteelBook case
  • Premium art book with exclusive concept art
  • Digital soundtrack of the game
  • Bloodborne gothic notebook
  • Quill & red ink set
  • “Top Hat” Messenger skin
  • Bell trinket

Bloodborne Nightmare Edition

participating stores have yet to be announced, so please visit our community forum for further information.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector’s Edition Announced – US, UK and France Only!

November 5th, 2014 Ayiu

Today, Square-Enix has announced details of the Collector’s Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX. The HD 2.5 REMIX is a remastered compilation of Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix and will release in North America on December 2nd and Europe on 5th December 2014 exclusively on the PlayStation3.

The Collector’s Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX will cost you quite a few coins but for $99.99 USD / £79.99 GBP / €99.99 EUR you get a heck of a lot of stuff:

  • Shadow Heartless plush toy – Included will be a 24 cm (9.4 Inch) tall plush toy of the classic Kingdom Hearts foe. Although a foe, he doesn’t feel like one he’s so soft and cuddly and cute
  • 30-page art book – This art book includes a brand new never before seen sketch from Kingdom Hearts series director – Tetsuya Nomura. With 30 pages of artistic goodness covering concept and finalized artwork of heroes, villains, worlds, and weapons, this artbook also includes concept animation storyboards from Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. The front and back cover were designed to mirror the artbook from the Limited Edition of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX, so if you’re a true collector, it’s definitely not something to *ahem* Birth by Sleep on. The only way to obtain this artbook will be in this Collector’s Edition!
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX game discs – You get both HD remastered games with all new alternative disc artwork of everyone’s favorite protagonist – Sora
  • HD Collector’s steelbook case – The steelbook case will house both game discs and features artwork from both titles on the outside and inside of the case
  • Exclusive Disney collectible pin – Perfect for you Disney pin badge collectors or those that like to collect Kingdom Hearts merchandise, this pin which is manufactured in limited quantities features Sora and Mickey Mouse back to back, with the iconic keyblade and a Mickey Mouse dangler. Made out of a soft enamel coating on metal, this pin stretches out to 1.68 inches.

The best of the lot is probably the Shadow Heartless plush toy if you ask me but with the addition of the art book and the Steelbook there is something for every taste.

The Collector’s Edition is up for pre-order at the SE boutique for France, UK customers please check back here and everyone from America please click here.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX Collector's Edition

 

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Trunks’ Travel Edition Announced, Europe

October 23rd, 2014 Ayiu

Today, Bandai Namco have announced that the upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball Xenoverse is out on 13th February for the Europe and Oceania regions on PS3, X360, PS4 and XB1. But that’s not all that was announced as we also got words on a Collector’s Edition called Trunks’ Travel Edition which will feature a 25cm Trunks Master Stars Piece figure with exclusive colouring.

Also, pre-ordering the game on consoles at participating retailers will get you:

  • An amazing Shenron Black Metalcase
  • Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta as a Playable Character
  • 2 exclusive Frieza Soldier’s Battle Suites to customize your avatars

Dragonball Xenoverse Trunk's Travel Edition

Dragonball Xenoverse Pre-Order

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is also launching on Steam but the Trunks’ Travel Edition is for consoles only.

Uncharted Certified Art Giclées, now available to order at C&B.

October 1st, 2014 ingmar1988

It is a good year for Naughty Dog and art fans. Celebrating Naughty Dogs 30 year anniversary, art gallery Cook & Becker presents a collection of limited-edition fine art prints based on the concept art & the visual design of the Uncharted Trilogy.

We could already admire uncharted concept art in the just released Naughty Dog artbook, but now we can also hang some of the amazing concept art on our walls. Here are just a few examples of the artworks.

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Warzone Street Scene - Uncharted

The prints are museum-grade Certified Art Giclees™ and are meant to showcase the visual design of the Uncharted franchise in the best possible quality. All prints have been extensively proofed by the artists at Naughty Dog and Cook & Becker’s master printer to get as close to the digital source as possible. All prints are hand-numbered, embossed with the Naughty Dog logo and have a digital signature. Some prints are also hand-signed via label and certificate by the artist aswell. Not all prints could be signed by the artists as some artists are not with Naughty Dog anymore.

All artworks are available now via Cook&Becker.

Bayonetta 2: Three Retail Editions Revealed, Exclusively for Europe

September 5th, 2014 Ayiu

Nintendo has revealed details on three different physical retail editions for Bayonetta 2 as well as a solid launch date for Europe and North America. Bayonetta 2 will be out October 24 and the most tempting version will be the First Print Edition which includes the following:

  • The Book of Angels Leather, 3D Embossed
  • The Art of Bayonetta 2
  • Bayonetta Game Disc – Each game comes on its own disc

This pack will be limited to just 15,300 copies.

Bayonetta 2 First Print Edition

Next up is the Special Edition which includes both games but doesn’t include any of the extra goodies or special packaging. And finally, there’s the Solus Edition which is just Bayonetta 2 in a standard case.

In the UK the First Print Edition is exclusive to GAME UK and costs £59.99 GBP.

Thanks to ce.o member Letrico for the heads up!