MGSV: The Phantom Pain art book in the works for the western market

As you may know the Japanese Special Edition and Premium Package for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain will come with an art book, unlike the Collector’s Edition for the western markets. However, it looks like Kojima Productions is planning to release a full size art book in the west as well.

On Twitter, Kenichiro Imaizumi, senior producer at Kojima Productions, responded to a fan asking for the art book in the collector’s edition, saying: “Sorry no plan. It will cost more. However we’re working with art book project with other partner in western market. Stay tune.” This won’t be like the Japanese art book: “Japanese one is small art book. About same size as DVD case. I am talking about real art book for licensing product.”

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The art book included in the Japanese Special Edition and Premium Package

For previous Metal Gear games large art books were released separately as well, though usually they’re only sold in Japan. But to get an idea of the kind of art book we probably can expect, check out the MGS4 Master Art Works and the MGS Peace Walker Official Art Works.

Source: Ken Imaizumi Twitter

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