Awakening: HALO 4 Art Book Announced

HALO 4 Artbook November is a big month for fans of the HALO gaming franchise, seeing the release of HALO 4, the first title in the franchise not to be developed by Bungie. To co-incide with the release of this game, Titan Books have announced the release of Awakening: The Art of HALO 4. At 192 pages, this artbook will showcase concept art from the game’s development along with commentaries from developers about the concepts and how they relate to the finished game. Judging from Titan’s previous Mass Effect Universe Art book, this will be a stunning addition to anyone’s Halo collection. The full Press Release follows the break.

Titan Books Signs Up Lavish Art Book of Eagerly Anticipated New Halo Game

Titan Books have acquired exclusive worldwide rights to publish Awakening: The Art of Halo 4. The deluxe hardcover title will showcase never-before-seen concept art from the next blockbuster instalment in the iconic franchise [Titan Books, November 2012)

The award-winning Halo series of video games has shaped entertainment history and defined a decade of gaming.Set in the aftermath of Halo 3, Halo 4 marks the beginning of a new trilogy as
the Master Chief confronts an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is a stunning hardcover with pages of Halo 4’s spectacular characters, weapons, vehicles, and environments. This collection will provide a detailed look at the art created specifically for Halo 4, with commentary by the creative team at 343 Industries.

Senior Commissioning Editor, Laura Price, states, “Halo® art is simply stunning and Halo 4 has some of the most powerful and beautiful concept art I’ve ever seen. Halo® is the godfather of gaming and we’re delighted to be involved with the new release.”

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 will be published in November 2012. Titan Books will be working closely with Microsoft and 343 Industries to promote the title.

The Halo® series of video games has sold more than 40 million copies and the franchise has generated over $2 billion to date. Halo games are bestsellers on both the original Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms. Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 were the top two selling games on Xbox, and Halo 3 and Halo: Reach are two of the bestselling games on Xbox 360. More than 3.3 billion hours of Halo gameplay has been logged by players while connected to Xbox LIVE.

Paul Davies—an incurable Halo fanatic—has worked in gaming journalism for twenty years, writing and editing magazines and websites including Official Nintendo and Computer & Video Games. He is the co-founder and director of media agency Unlikely Hero Ltd. whose clients include Yahoo! UK and Microsoft.

* Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 * 9781781163245 * 02/11/2012 *
* £24.99, US$29.95 * Hardback * 301mm x 228mm *
* Colour Illustrations throughout * 192pp *

Source:Titan Books Press Release
GS Reporter: WedgeDoc

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