Brand new images of conceptual pieces for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End show up online, revealing pictures from the action-adventure game’s forthcoming art book.
As many fans of Nathan Drake and his escapades would argue, Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series is rife with some of the best and most beautifully designed landscapes and environments in gaming, and that the settings generate a grandiose tone for the titles’ globetrotting adventures. So, of course, it only made sense for the studio to team up with Dark Horse Comics and announce a companion book of concept art to be released in tandem with its forthcoming title Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, of which gamers can now get a better look with new images from the compendium having been recently released on the Web.
According to the Australian online pop culture collectibles boutique, Popcultcha, the Uncharted 4 book’s official name is set to simply be titled, “The Art of Uncharted 4”, and its estimated time of arrival for purchase will be on the actual release date of the video game on April 26, 2016. Furthermore, the retailer is listing pre-orders for the limited edition hardback itself at a pretty pricey $83.97, which may be more than some fans are willing to pay.
As seen in the gallery below, one still shows off a snowy location that’s reminiscent of some of the areas found in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Plus, a closer look at another image features the game’s ATV in action, which has been featured in previous trailers for Uncharted 4 with Nathan Drake and his brother Sam using it to traverse across exotic terrain and escape danger.
Perhaps most interesting, though, is that Naughty Dog will be offering fans the ability to have both a physical copy of the book and a digital version, as a certificate of purchase shows.
Although the sneak peek at the concept art for Uncharted 4 doesn’t offer any extremely significant details in terms of what we can expect for the gameplay, it still shouldn’t diminish fans’ excitement for the release. If anything, it ought to only increase the enthusiasm for what many consider to be one of the most anticipated video games of 2016.
Bearing in mind the fact that Naughty Dog has repeatedly emphasized that Uncharted 4 is the last game in the series, a lot of long-time fans of the franchise will surely want to own “The Art of Uncharted 4” at least as a keepsake, and as a reminder of how talented the studio’s artists are. Not to mention, it’ll definitely be cool to thumb through once the title is finally released so that gamers and aspiring developers can compare the artistic concepts with the final product.
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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is set to release on April 26, 2016, exclusively for PlayStation 4.