The Art of Rocksteady s Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City & Arkham Knight

Author: Daniel Wallace,Rocksteady Studios

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419713859

Category: Art

Page: 304

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The Art of Rocksteady Studio's Batman: Arkham Trilogy is the first official look behind the scenes of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful video-game series of all time. Collecting together the best preproduction art, concept sketches, background paintings, character turnarounds, and sketch-to-final-ingame comparisons from all three of Rocksteady's coreArkham titles--Asylum, City, andKnight--this collector's tome takes fans through every stage of the creative process, from story work by legendary Batman writer Paul Dini to voice work by Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill, as well as all of the concept art, development art, production art, and CG artistry in between. Key creative and development talent offer insights into the creative process through exclusive, candid interviews, making the book the definitive look back at six years of gaming innovation that have helped re-imagine the Batman mythos in yet another iconic incarnation.
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Batman Arkham Universe the Ultimate Visual Guide

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781409369592


Page: 200

View: 9509

Terror reigns in the Arkham universe. Welcome to hell - there is no escape! Batmanâ,,¢: Arkham Universe: The Ultimate Visual Guide is the first-ever detailed exploration and celebration of the dark and dangerous Batman: Arkham universe. The book details the key storylines, characters, locations, weapons, gadgets and equipment of these award-winning, action-adventure games. Explore the locations in incredible depth, and be amazed by the stunning visuals that show every detail of the weapons and vehicles. Includes an illustrated timeline of the world evoked by the games which details key moments and confrontations. Plus a gallery of Batman's Batsuits and skins as seen in the game. A must read for fans of the games, immerse yourself in the Arkham Universe! Copyright © 2015 DC Comics. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. WB SHIELD: TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s15)
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The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy

Author: Jody Duncan Jesser,Janine Pourroy

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: 1613124147

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 2791

Behind the scenes—and the mask—of the great Batman film trilogy, including stunning illustrations. In 2005, director Christopher Nolan reimagined and forever redefined the Batman legend when he began his epic trilogy of films—Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises—starring Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader in a fresh, dynamic reboot of the franchise. All three films would go on to blockbuster success and critical acclaim—including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger’s unforgettable performance as Batman’s eternal nemesis, the Joker. The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy tells the complete story of these three monumental films. Based on in-depth interviews with Nolan and all of the films’ key cast and crew—including cowriters David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and more—the book reveals the creative process behind the epic Dark Knight Trilogy, supported by lavish art and on and off-set photos. This is a fascinating glimpse into the minds that gave new life to one of the most beloved and renowned superheroes in history.
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Batman Arkham Knight: The Official Novelization

Author: Marv Wolfman

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783292539

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2414

THE OFFICIAL NOVELIZATION OF THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED GAME OF 2015 -- BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT! Gotham City is in chaos as the criminal organizations run wild, seeking to fill the void left by the death of the Joker. When the Scarecrow threatens to unleash a toxin that will kill scores of innocents, the result is uncontrollable panic. TM & (c) DC Comics. (s15)
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The Art of Alice: Madness Returns

Author: American McGee

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621154335

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 9448

Legendary game designer American McGee created one of the most visually arresting games of all time in Alice. Eleven years later, McGee returns with a sequel just as groundbreaking as his critically acclaimed classic—Alice: Madness Returns! Dark Horse and Spicy Horse studio invite Alice fans to take a journey through the wonderland of American McGee's imagination for an unprecedented look at the creation of this magnificent and disturbing world. With an introduction by McGee, The Art of Alice offers an intimate look into the stunning and terrifying artwork behind this blockbuster reinterpretation of Lewis Carroll's enduring masterpiece! * American McGee's Alice received a 94 percent rating from! * The original Alice game has sold 1.5 million copies!
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Batman: Arkham Knight - The Riddler's Gambit

Author: Alex Irvine

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1783292512

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 317

THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED GAME OF 2015 -- BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT! The Joker's death has left a void in the Gotham City underworld--a void the Riddler seeks to fill in the deadliest way possible. Creating a path of death and destruction, the criminal mastermind places Batman and Robin in an unwinnable scenario, with the clock ticking down the moments to disaster. TM & (c) DC Comics. (s15)
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The Joker

Author: Matthew Manning,Daniel Wallace

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 0789322471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

View: 6518

Explores the character of the Joker and his significance as the quintessential villain.
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Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis

Author: Peter J. Tomasi

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401266940

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 144

View: 3527

Blasting out of the smash-hit video game BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT comes an action-packed look at the gameÕs mysterious antihero, the Arkham Knight! He is Gotham CityÕs newest vigilante, and his deadly tactics put him in direct opposition to Batman. But the KnightÕs connections to the Caped Crusader run deep-and he has much more planned than just cleaning up GothamÕs crime. The Arkham Knight is here to make Batman-and every one of his allies-pay for what they did to him. So who is the Knight and why does he hate Batman so much? Writer Peter J. Tomasi (GREEN LANTERN CORPS) along with artists Alisson Borges (LOBO) and Dexter Soy (MORTAL KOMBAT X) delve deep into the psychology and history of the villain (or is it hero?) of the hit game-a must-read for any fans of RocksteadyÕs acclaimed Arkham trilogy! Collects BATMAN: ARKHAM KNIGHT GENESIS #1-6.
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Game Art

Art from 40 Video Games and Interviews with Their Creators

Author: Matt Sainsbury

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593276656

Category: Art

Page: 272

View: 6016

"I came for the art but stayed for the insightful window into the mind's of the creators to help supplement the games the reader plays." —Japanator "Put simply, I’m rather taken by this book...useful and interesting reading for the video game critic." —PopMatters "These interviews are the proof game lovers needed that yes, there is as deep a meaning behind our games as we always suspected." —Lauren Orsini on Game Art is a collection of breathtaking concept art and behind-the-scenes interviews from videogame developers, including major players like Square Enix, Bioware, and Ubisoft as well as independent but influential studios like Tale of Tales and Compulsion Games. Immerse yourself in fantastic artwork and explore the creative thinking behind over 40 console, mobile, and PC games. A lone independent developer on a tiny budget can create an experience as powerful and compelling as a triple-A blockbuster built by a team of 1,000. But like all works of art, every game begins with a spark of inspiration and a passion to create. Let Game Art take you on a visual journey through these beautiful worlds, as told by the minds that brought them to life. Art from: Akaneiro: Demon Hunters • Alice: Madness Returns • American McGee’s Alice • Atelier Escha & Logy • Atelier Meruru • Atelier Rorona • Atelier Shallie • Atelier Totori • Bientôt l’été • Bladestorm: Nightmare • Child of Light • Contrast • D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die • Dead or Alive 5 • Deception IV • Dragon Age: Inquisition • Dynasty Warriors • escapeVektor • Fairy Fencer F • Fatal Frame II • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn • flowmo • Gamebook Adventures • The Graveyard • Hyperdimension Neptunia • KILLER IS DEAD • LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW • Luxuria Superbia • Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox • Monster Monpiece • NaissanceE • Never Alone • Ninja Gaiden 3 • The Path • Samurai Warriors • Shadows of the DAMNED • Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God • Spirit Hunters Inc • Sunset • Tengami Interviews with: Peter Budziszewski and Tamara Schembri • Amy Fredeen and Alan Gershenfeld • Auriea Harvey and Michaël Samyn • Yosuke Hayashi • Keisuke Kikuchi • Makoto Kitano • Mike Laidlaw • American McGee • Naoko Mizuno and Tsunako • Alex Norton • Yoshito Okamura • Jean-François Poirier • Guillaume Provost • Neil Rennison • Jennifer Schneidereit • Mavros Sedeño • SUDA51 • Hidetaka Suehiro • Akihiro Suzuki and Hisashi Koinuma • Nic Watt • Naoki Yoshida
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Batman: Arkham City

Author: Paul Dini

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 1401235794

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Tying in with the release of the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY video game, this special edition collects the entirety of the BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY miniseries including all five digital-first chapters! Combined, this collection bridges the gap between the original smash hit BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM video game and its highly anticipated sequel. Find out the real motivation behind Mayor Sharp's plans for the new criminal gulag and how Hugo Strange is pulling the strings behind the scenes. The short digital stories reveal more about how characters other than Batman react to the rise of the new city-within-a-city.
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The Art of the Uncharted Trilogy

Author: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621159353

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 188

View: 4072

Adventure alongside Nathan Drake, as Dark Horse Books and Naughty Dog team up to bring you this breathtaking, comprehensive exploration into the Uncharted saga! Encompassing Drake's Fortune, Among Thieves, and Drake's Deception, this epic volume offers a look at hundreds of never-before-seen designs and pieces of concept art from the creation of one of the most exciting game series of this generation, along with insightful commentary from the games' creators! Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of Uncharted history!
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The Arkham Saga Omnibus

Author: Paul Dini,Peter J. Tomasi,Derek Fridolfs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781401284329


Page: 1648

View: 1922

From the world of the Batman: Arkham Rocksteady video game series comes the graphic novel tales filling in the gaps of the story, now collected here in one massive omnibus edition! This huge volume includes every graphic novel ever published in concert with the best-selling, critically acclaimed video games Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City and Batman: Arkham Knight! Follow the Dark Knight through this amazingly unique take on the world of Gotham City. Explore the stories behind the Joker's death, the birth of the Suicide Squad, the origin of the new Dark Knight and more! Includes contributions from some of the comics industry elite creators such as Peter J. Tomasi (Batman & Robin, Superman), Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series), Karen Traviss (Gears of War, Halo), Derek Fridolfs (Batman, Teen Titans), and Adam Beechen (Teen Titans), this oversize omnibus edition is a must-have for any fan of Batman or the worldwide phenomenon game series ! Collects Batman: Arkham Origins, Batman: Arkham Knight: Batgirl Begins #1, Batman: Arkham Asylum: The Road to Arkham #1, Batman: Arkham City #1-5, Batman: Arkham City Digital Chapter #1-7, Batman: Arkham City: End Game #1, Batman: Arkham Unhinged #1-20, Batman: Arkham Knight #1-#12, Batman: Arkham Knight: Robin Special #1, Batman: Arkham Knight Annual #1, Batman: Arkham Knight: Batgirl & Harley Quinn #1 and Batman: Arkham Knight Genesis #1-6.
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The Art of Naughty Dog

Author: Naughty Dog Studios

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616554770

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 189

View: 8894

"Crash Bandicoot. Jak and Daxter. Uncharted. The Last of Us. One studio has been responsible for the most iconic video game experiences of this generation. Now, Dark Horse Books invites you on a thirty-year retrospective tour, observing Naughty Dog's ascension to its place as one of the most influential production studios in the world!"--Publisher's website.
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The Art of Batman Begins

Shadows of the Dark Knight

Author: Mark Cotta Vaz

Publisher: Chronicle Books


Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 6048

The origin of Batman, the crown jewel of all superheroes, will be revealed for the first time in Batman Begins, the highly anticipated film from director Christopher Nolan (Memento). A contemporary, innovative incarnation of a character and story that have captured people's imaginations for six decades, Batman Begins hits theaters Summer 2005 and stars Christian Bale as the Dark Knight. Full of exclusive photographs of moody sets and exotic locations, as well as concept art, storyboards, and costume designs from the movies creative team, this oversized hardcover documents the newest spectacular portrayal of the most popular and enigmatic superhero ever conceived. The Art of Batman Begins is a must-have for artists, Batman aficionados, and filmgoers everywhere. BATMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of DC Comics 2005.
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The World of the Dark Knight

Author: Daniel Wallace

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409383246

Category: Batman (Comic strip)

Page: 199

View: 8031

DC's Dark Knight emerges from the shadows in this ultimate guide.Batman The World of the Dark Knight reveals every twist and turn in the caped crusader's story. This ultimate guide traces Batman's entire career, with full details of his incredible adventures and battles, his allies and enemies. It's packed with information on how the DC Comics character developed through the decades, with a detailed timeline of key events in the life of Bruce Wayne aka. Batman. Batman The World of the Dark Knight includes full-colour comic book artwork. An essential collectible for for fans of Batman and DC Comics.
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The Art of Bioshock Infinite

Author: Julian Murdoch

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621157334

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 5294

In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia—the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more! * BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show! * Introduction by creative director Ken Levine.
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Graphic Ink: The DC Comics Art of Darwyn Cooke

Author: Darwyn Cooke

Publisher: DC

ISBN: 140126395X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 400

View: 6315

A much-loved member of the comics community ever since his breakout hit, BATMAN: EGO, hit stands fifteen years ago, artist and writer Darwyn Cooke has lent his signature retro style to all corners of the DC Universe, from Catwoman to Green Lantern to Jonah Hex. GRAPHIC INK: THE DC COMICS ART OF DARWYN COOKE collects more than 400 pages of comics and cover art from throughout the career of this phenomenal artist-including many pieces that have never before been reprinted!
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The Art of Total War

Author: Martin Robinson

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781783292165

Category: Art

Page: 192

View: 7817

Presents concept art, scenery landscapes, and character designs of the popular computer game franchise.
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Fear Itself

Author: Michael Reaves,Steven-Elliot Altman,Bob (CRT) Kane

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345479432

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 9377

An evil genius determined to transform the expression "scared to death" into an all-too-real situation terrorizes the inhabitants of Gotham City as the Caped Crusader races against time to stop this sinister, unknown enemy before it is too late. Original.
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Tomb Raider Limited Edition Strategy Guide

Author: BradyGames,Michael Owen,Kenny Sims

Publisher: BradyGames

ISBN: 9780744014617

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 317

View: 7265

A SURVIVOR IS BORN When Lara set out to ­find the legendary island of Yamatai, it seemed convincing the crew of the Endurance to head into the dangerous area of the sea known as The Dragon’s Triangle would prove to be the greatest challenge. Finding the island was only the beginning. Lara must explore, ­ fight, and, above all, survive to escape the island’s relentless hold. ONLY IN THE LIMITED EDITION CUSTOM DESIGNED AMULET - This handsome 1.5” painted metal replica of Lara’s amulet can be worn on any of your own adventures and is the perfect collectible for any Tomb Raider fan. DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT - CODES FOR MULTIPLAYER CHARACTERS - This Limited Edition Strategy Guide includes codes that unlock two multiplayer characters: Scavenger Scout and Scavenger Executioner PREMIUM HARDCOVER - All of the game tested strategies and multiplayer tips that are included in our Signature Series guide, packaged in a deluxe hard cover with a superior gloss ­ nish. STRATEGY GUIDE FEATURES · COMPLETE WALKTHROUGH - We lead you step-by-step through the entire game from start to ­ finish—locate and complete every Challenge! · HIGHLY DETAILED SINGLEPLAYER AND MULTIPLAYER MAPS - Our maps pinpoint critical locations in every area. Find each and every collectible, ammo cache, and Challenge Tomb! · COMPREHENSIVE MULTIPLAYER COVERAGE - Expert tactics for each multiplayer mode. · 100% COVERAGE - All of the Challenge Tombs, Achievements and Trophies, and all of the Secrets and Unlockables for 100% completion.
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