Udon Entertainment, the publishers of the actually quite good Street Fighter comic books are set to release a sweet book of character designs and art from the Street Fighter video game franchise. As someone who generally sucks at video games and particularly sucks at Street Fighter, I must say that it is with the property’s art and character designs that my fondness truly lies. Check out some of these amazing preview pages:
From Udon Entertainment:
gathers over 1,500 illustrations by Capcom’s top artists over the past 20 years. Included are character designs, concept art, rough sketches, game covers, promo artwork, crossover pieces and even some never-before seen artwork from Street Fighter’s past and present. Plus Capcom artists Akiman, Kinu Nishimura, CRMK, Edayan, Dai-Chan, Ikeno, Shinkiro and others give commentary on their favorite pieces and discuss what it’s been like to help forge the Street Fighter legacy.
The book covers every Street Fighter era, featuring artwork from:
Street Fighter® II
Street Fighter® III
Street Fighter® IV
Street Fighter® Alpha
Street Fighter® EX
Capcom® Fighting Evolution
Marvel™ VS Capcom®
Capcom® VS SNK®
Tatsunoko VS. Capcom™
arrives in stores September 2009. No true Street Fighter fan would dare miss out on this ultimate Street Fighter artwork archive!
For more info and more previews, check out Udon’s blog here.