North America comic, manga and art book publisher has announced that, after the success of 2013’s The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and 2016’s The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening, they are expanding their publishing partnership with Nintendo to include an English-language edition of The Art of Splatoon. More
They describe the book
The Art of Splatoon is based on Nintendo’s 2015 award-winning game for the Wii U console where players control squid-like characters called Inklings. Inklings have the ability to shift between humanoid and squid form and back again. Inklings shoot their team’s color to claim territory or “splat” opposing players. Ink supply is replenished by swimming through their respective team colors.
Containing an “inkredible” 320 pages of artwork, including 2D and 3D illustrations of characters, maps, concept art, weapon and gear design, storyboards, sketches, hand-drawn comics, and more, The Art of Splatoon is sure to please Inklings and humanoids alike.
Dark Horse will also publish The Legend of Zelda™: Art & Artifacts on February 21, 2017. The Art of Splatoon is slated to hit shelves June 13, 2017.
Splatoon holiday art
— Splatoon（スプラトゥーン） (@SplatoonJP) December 22, 2016
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