The Art of Metal Gear Solid V book available for pre-order on Amazon

Looks like the MGSV artbook first teased by Ken Imaizumi is coming after all. Amazon US has put up a product page for The Art of Metal Gear Solid V, a 184-page book that provides ’never-seen-before art’ of the game. You can pre-order this hardcover book, which is set for release on November 15 of this year, for $39.99 USD $35,37 USD.

Update: the book is also available on Amazon Germany and Amazon France, for a price of around €40 €30 – 35.

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Product Description
Witness the concept and design behind the genre-defining science fiction military action and drama with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!

Chronicling the development of Kojima Productions’s magnum opus, and featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen art, this beautifully assembled volume is an essential addition to any gamer’s collection. Dark Horse is proud to offer a piece of gaming history with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V!

Product Details
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publisher: Dark Horse Books (November 15, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1506701108
ISBN-13: 978-1506701103
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds

Source: Amazon US, via Game Idealist

  • Kol Leqejza

    i hate the cover. GZ snake on venoms shoulder and that piss poor blood on snake & quiet… *sigh* that’s not art; that’s a clusterfuck.

    • Venom_Sina

      We’re on the same page.I’m sure there are better pictures for the cover in the book.I mean,what is this?Why Quiet is on every single item related to MGSV (considering her role in V wasn’t that big and special)? Is that a tactic for selling more books or soundtracks?…

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Sina,boobs boobs boobs and boobs

        • Venom_Sina

          Man,I gotta tell you,I laughed a lot when I saw your comment,lol.That was a nice one.
          You know,I don’t have problem with boobs,even completely naked ones(lol),but only if there’s a valid reason for it.Quiet’s outfit doesn’t have that valid reason imo.Also (like I said above) I’m sure there are way better Shinkawa artwoks than this.So why not that artwork and why this?

          • Full Options

            Not sure if the reason of the presence of those boobs was valid, although they are nice big ones.

            I may need some more time to deeply analyze / validate the question in the ACC. Will keep you posted on this. xD

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Yeah Shinkawa’s art
            They could have used it as a selling point
            You don’t have to be a real fan to see that Shinkawa’s art is awesome

    • César H. Sandoval

      Should’ve gone with Shinkawa artwork.

      • Yeah, would’ve made sense. But at least the book will be filled with it.

    • Jak

      Eh, it’s a high res render (prob at like 8-16k), and the blood is likely a physics simulation, then a bit of an overpaint.

      /it’s not some photoshop hack job like you think

      • Kol Leqejza

        it looks cheap as fuck.

  • Venom_Sina

    Off-Topic:BigBoss is going to release a country album.Here’s the debut song:

    • The departure of Quiet really hit Venom Snake hard.

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah,there’s not enough whiskey for him,lol.

        Did you read the comments below the video?Some of them are really funny,lol.

        • “That was some fancy singing. Pretty good.”

          😛

          • Venom_Sina

            Also the video uses “Single Shot” technique.The only part that we see a cut is the end of the video.A HIDEO KOJIMA MUSIC VIDEO,lol.Also we can see some nice facial expressions 😛

      • Venom_Sina

        Yeah.In that scene,I was like:”Punch the mirror,punch the mirror.” 😛

      • Alex

        They got the debree out of his head

      • Full Options

        So Snake punched the mirror because he ran out of Whiskey ?? xD

    • Venom_Sina

      Okay.This song is officially stuck in my head.I can’t stop listening to it.

    • XIFF-5

      Someone needs to aply the song on V SNAKE cut scenes with lip syncing ASAP! LOL!

      • Tong Ninja

        Here you go!

        • JJBYACH

          10/10 – I never knew this was a thing in needed in my life.

          Poor Venom – there really wasn’t enough whiskey.

          • Mr.Pony

            Punished Snake – A man without enough whisky

          • Full Options

            xD

          • JJBYACH

            *Donna Burke “WHOOOOAAAAAA” intensifies as camera pans to Venom violently licking the last drops of whiskey out from an empty bottle as title card shows up*

          • Mr.Pony
    • Venom_Sina

      Such a lust for whiskey…..WHOOOOOOOOO?!?!?!?!?!?!

    • SNKtheStampede

      Kiefer is pursuing new research…
      I knew he was a singer but I didn’t expect to like it that much! The song isn’t exactly something I like but it’s really catchy. And the voice! Makes you regret he had not much lines in V :(. Also he could have well sung a song for the game.

    • Full Options

      Hey Sina, how come you sing now ?! ;D

    • Gatsu

      Awesome!!! I didn’t know Kiefer sing so well :O! I love country songs and this sounds very nice :D…Kiefer ftw O/.

      Thanks for sharing the video Sina.

    • Mr.Pony

      “Kaz…I’m already a country singer…”

    • Tong Ninja

      Wow haha …. he went from doing some great movies during 1980’s – 1990’s to Jack Bauer for 24 in 2000 – 2010 …. then on to voice acting/facial capture for Snake in 2013 – 2015 and now he is singing country music. 😀

      He sings pretty well too!

      • Full Options

        I think he truly deserved an eye to be kept on, as you did. 😉

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      “7.8 – Not enough whiskey.” – IGN

    • Spectralbuttplug

      “Kaz,I’m already a cowboy”

  • “November 15”

    http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/19/192e639b8a6ad20d7ebb035c90b4d3e2c4c121b3278f5096ca8f92a0d6146177.jpg

    I will buy one for the collection. Really wanted one since Ken teased it.

  • Alex

    This is why I love this site.
    Do you have any leads to tip you off when things like this go up? I doubt you search “Metal Gear Solid V Artbook” into Amazon everyday lol.

    • Well this was posted by a site called Game Idealist (added to the source section), and it was posted on N4G. We also get press releases by Konami, but they are usually quite late, and they haven’t even mentioned this art book yet.

  • JJBYACH

    Any time I see that art work I think of this. I really can’t unsee it.

    • Full Options

      Although glad the bear won the casting over the Karakul Sheep. xD

    • Gatsu

      Haha xD yeah, good times !

  • vic boss

    Will you guys buy it ? I want to buy it but the price isnt exactly cheap, and well I guess I want to see first if its worth the price.

    • Schnoy

      YES definitely! Preordered it directly after I saw this post 😀

      Somehow I get the feeling this won’t be as good as the art of MGS 1, 2, or 4, but if it’s just nearly as good, then it’s worth buying (and once it’s sold out, the prices will start skyrocketing…)

      • Jak

        It’s still gonna be some sweet Shinkawa concepts

    • Gatsu

      I’m not sure yet. I’ve bought quite a lot of MGSV stuff already.

    • Absolutely! You can expect a Close Up article on this site when it arrives.

      • vic boss

        I bought it already, I mean amazon doesn’t charge you until they ship and by then I will have decided if I want it or not. Right now I just secured that if I do want one when they come out, I will have one for sure, instead of making the mistake of waiting and then being sold out.

    • Jak

      Pretty much every one of Dark Horse’s game art books have been fantastic, really well packaged.

      I have ones from TLOU, Remember Me, Bioshock Infinite, dragon age inquisition and more. Totally worth the price.

  • I hope there’s one version with an Yoji Shinkawa illustration, because even when cgi models can be posed we get the same artwork over and over again, the MGS4 artbook had a killer cover, also MPW was a nice book, and the US HD edition hardcover is classy, this one just look cheap, like a gaming magazine or an unofficial guide

  • Spiderman

    Guys, is it possible to order this to the UK??

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