A few months ago Dark Horse announced it would publish The Art of Metal Gear Solid V, the game’s official artbook set for release at the end of this year. They also announced a Limited Edition with a slipcase by artist Ashley Wood, but no further information was provided. There are some new details now, but things are still a bit unclear.
Celebrate one of the most influential and beloved video game franchises of all time with The Art of Metal Gear Solid V! Featuring hundreds of pieces of never-before-seen concept art from the game’s creators, this beautiful art book is a perfect addition to any gamer’s collection!
- The genre-defining stealth-game franchise reaches its groundbreaking conclusion!
- Metal Gear Solid V sold over three million copies in the first week of its release!
- Featuring art from Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain!
- The limited-edition package is enclosed in a tactical slipcase and contains an exclusive fine art print by superstar illustrator Ashley Wood!
Publication Date: November 02, 2016
Format:FC, 224 pages; HC, 9” x 12”
According to the product page, this version will cost $99.99, which is $60 more than the regular version. Dark Horse lists the regular version for $39.99.
What’s confusing though is that on Amazon, the product description says the regular version has 184 pages while the Limited Edition has 224 (40 more), but on Dark Horse’s own website both books have 224 pages. The difference in price is even greater on Amazon, with $29.88 for the regular and $99.99 for the Limited Edition. The websites also can’t seem to agree on the release dates; Dark Horse says they’re both releasing on November 2nd while Amazon has the regular version set for November 15th and the LE for November 29th.
So, still a lot of unclarity on this item, but if you really want that Limited Edition it may be wise to pre-order as early as possible, because apparently there will be only 400 copies of this edition worldwide.
Source: Dark Horse, Amazon