Ballistic’s “Art of the Game” Series Continues with God of War III

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[Update] Embedded preview flipbook has been added at the bottom of the page.

Ballistic Publishing, producer of the amazing The Art of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves art book, has teamed back up with Sony to feature another PS3 epic in its “The Art of the Game” series. This time around, Ballistic will bring gamers behind the scenes for a look at the incredible artwork that brought God of War III to life.

The Art of God of War III is 272 pages of stunning concept art, character studies, 3D models, and storyboards, including over 100 pieces of “Lost Art” that didn’t make it into the closing chapter in Kratos’ quest for revenge (these pieces will be marked with a Ω symbol).

Like the Uncharted 2 art tome, The Art of God of War III is available in three versions of increasing extravagance: a $65 softcover standard edition, a $130 leather-bound special edition, and — granddaddy of them all — a $300 Limited Folio Edition with “suede-leather binding, a suede-leather presentation case with lifting ribbon, an individually-numbered, and hand-signed certificate by the game’s creators, and to add a touch of awesome—a ‘Blade of Exile’ metal-carved cover ornament on the book’s cover.”

All three editions are available for pre-order now, with the standard and special editions scheduled to ship in “mid October” and the Folio Edition to ship in “late October.” Those who order any version of the book will also be able to enter their order ID to receive an email linking to a pair of downloadable walkthrough videos totaling 30+ minutes of tutorials teaching how the Cerberus and Hephaestus character models were created.

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The Art of God of War III [Ballistic Publishing]

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