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One dark fantasy game. 80 original visions.

SUBSTRATA: by UdonEntertainment

What happens when over 80 creators from the world’s top video game studios join forces to create the ultimate dark fantasy game? The answer is SUBSTRATA, a brilliant new art book collecting designs for the heroes, enemies, and landscapes of this hypothetical new game world…

SUBSTRATA is the brainchild of illustrator Paul Richards, who conceived of the project as a way to reunite his fellow artists from Vigil Games, makers of the Darksiders franchise. Together, they rallied a global community of artists and the result is a breathtaking tome, featuring a who’s-who of top tier talent from across the gaming industry. SUBSTRATA is a true passion-project, where artists were encouraged to forsake conventions, inhibitions, and technological limitations, to create something never seen before.

“SUBSTRATA gave us all a chance to conceive and execute our own ideas in our own voices,” said Paul Richards, Project Curator. “This is a mighty win for artists devoted to making exciting, original game content for its own sake. In that spirit, we’re proud to say all proceeds from the book will go to the charity organization Gamers For Good. Please visit them at”

The artists who have lent their passion to SUBSTRATA have worked on some of the top-rated AAA games in the industry. Check out this amazing list of games which have featured artwork by SUBSTRATA contributors:

Allods Online – Assassins Creed IV – Darksiders I & II - DayZ - Destiny – Diablo 3 – Donkey Kong Country Returns: Tropical Freeze – Doom 4 – DotA 2 -  EVE Online - Evolve - Firefall – Gears of War – Guild Wars 2 – Halo 4 - Hearthstone - Hunted – League of Legends – Left For Dead 2 - Overlord – Overlord 2 – Portal 2 - Rift - Runescape – Saints Row - SMITE – Star Citizen – Starcraft 2 – Uncharted 3 - Wildstar – World of Warcraft
(All titles TM & © their respective owners.)

Gamers, artists, and up-and-coming developers alike, this is your chance to see a world created from the ground up, and no fan of video game artwork should miss this unique, uncensored peek at a game project from the moment of its conception.

SUBSTRATA is now available for pre-order through comic book stores, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and wherever great books are sold. Look for it everywhere this spring!

SUBSTRATA: Open World Dark Fantasy
Price: $44.99
ISBN-10: 1927925134
ISBN-13: 978-1927925133
Diamond Code: DEC138127
240 pages, Colour

Proceeds from the sale of SUBSTRATA will be donated to Gamers For Good,
World of Warcraft Tribute Cover 

Features 200+ Original Images Created Just For This Collection!

At long last, the wait for Azeroth is over! Jam-packed with over 200 amazing images from artists around the globe, WORLD OF WARCRAFT TRIBUTE is the ultimate collection of artwork celebrating Blizzard Entertainment's beloved game setting and the characters who make it ring with their battle cries.

To create our latest Tribute collection, UDON issued an open call for World of Warcraft-inspired artwork. Professionals and fans alike responded with a flood of fantastic pieces, from which Blizzard's creative staff chose their absolute favorites to include in the final collection!

For the hard-core collector, a small number of the limited edition hardcovers are still available at the! This deluxe printing features a special cover image created for UDON by Arnold Tsang, Lead Character Concept Artist at Blizzard Entertainment and co-founder of UDON Entertainment.

The softcover edition, which hits stores today, features exclusive cover art created for the Tribute collection by Samwise Didier, the Art Director for Blizzard Entertainment. Whichever edition you choose, whether Horde or Alliance, every denizen of Azeroth deserves to have this gorgeous artwork collection in their personal library!

World of Warcraft Tribute
Price U.S.: $39.99
ISBN: 1-926778-87-1
ISBN-13: 978-1-926778-87-7
Format: Softcover
Page Count: 224, Color
Size: 8.25” wide x 11.75” long

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Hey folks! We're thrilled to announce that UDON will be handling the layout and design for all versions of the English artbook/strategy guide for Mighty No.9, the new game from Keiji Inafune and Comcept!

While we can't share too many details at present, we can say that we've been tossing around a lot of great ideas for the book, and we're really excited to be working with Keiji Inafune and the whole team. Mighty No.9 looks like it's going to be a great game, with wonderful art design! It's going to make a heck of a book, and you can get your copy (either digital, softcover, or hardcover) by supporting the Mighty No.9 Kickstarter before it ends on Tuesday!

For more on Mighty No.9, check out The Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter Page!.

For now, we'll leave you with this awesome sketch by UDON''s Chamba, created last month at PAX!



logo_udon150 (2)In August 2003, UDON Entertainment made its first foray into publishing with the release of Street Fighter #0The realization of UDON founder Erik Ko’s desire to pay tribute to the video game series he loved, Street Fighter quickly became one of the bestselling comics in the industry and marked UDON as a company with a strong commitment to top-quality art and writing.

That commitment now culminates in UDON’s newest release, its 150th published book, and the 10th Anniversary of UDON’s Street Fighter comics: STREET FIGHTER ORIGINS: AKUMA!

Akuma! The world’s most feared martial artist, mentioned only in whispers. Few have dared to challenge him, and even fewer have survived to speak of the nightmare! Master of the Fist, wielder of the Dark Hado… but he was not always trapped on the path of chaos. Featuring story by Chris Sarracini and art by Joe Ng, this original graphic novel mixes a surprising and intense coming-of-age story with the all-out action that Street Fighter fans love! Street Fighter Origins: Akuma reveals the secrets of this dark figure’s past for the first time, and shows how a frustrated young man grew into the mad demon!

Check out a preview of the first chapter at!

Over the last 10 years, UDON has worked closely with CAPCOM, the shepherds of the Street Fighter franchise, to bring to life the continuing adventures of Chun-Li, Ryu, Ken, and all of the World Warriors! Working with past publishing partners Image Comics, Devil’s Due, and then finally striking out on their own, UDON has chronicled these adventures through over 1000 pages of various Street Fighter comic series, and now has moved into a new phase of producing original hardcover graphic novels! Following up on this spring’s all-new Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generation, today’s release of Street Fighter Origins: Akuma cements this new, oversized, hardcover format as the ultimate version of these new adventures!

Street Fighter Origins: Akuma is a 128 page, hardcover original graphic novel retailing for $34.95. It is available in comic stores, book stores, and wherever comics are sold. To find a comic book store near you, visit

In addition, Street Fighter Origins: Akuma is available digitally from ComiXology. Find it and other UDON releases at….

Due to overwhelming fan-demand, UDON Entertainment will be making their 2013 Convention Exclusive Books available for pre-order at beginning Thursday, August 1st, at 12PM (noon) EST. This will include all 6 Exclusives which were recently available at San Diego Comic-Con, available individually or in a value-priced bundle. All books will begin shipping on-or-about August 25th, 2013.

Please note that copies of all of these books will also be available from the UDON booth at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA, August 31st - September 3rd, if you would prefer to purchase them in person rather than online. Unfortunately, UDON cannot hold orders at PAX for items ordered online!

Convention Exclusive Books:

SDCC2013_UDON_BRSLIPThe Art of Brutal Legend: Heavy Metal Slipcase Edition: $79.99
This stunning tome of concept art and design work from the Double Fine Studios game Brutal Legend is guaranteed to blow art book fans away! Limited Edition features an exclusive heavy-duty silver metallic slip case, perfect to protect this collectible item no matter how much head-banging it inspires! Standard Edition In-Stores Now

IMG_4894MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works: Deluxe Blue Laser Foil Hardcover: $99.99
Weighing in at over 400 pages, this book captures the art and design behind every iteration of the classic Mega Man and Mega Man X characters, including character art, concept sketches, game covers, rare pinups, over 100 pages of material never-before-published in English! Limited edition hardcover features a beautiful deluxe blue laser foil dust jacket, and amazing hard-cover production with awesome “schematic” design. Standard edition in stores September 2013

SDCC_Akuma_01Street Fighter Origins: Akuma VS. Special Edition $39.99
The long-awaited origin story of the most terrifying fighter in the world! Featuring story by Chris Sarracini and art by Joe Ng, this original graphic novel mixes a surprising and intense coming-of-age story with the all-out action that Street Fighter fans love! Exclusive “VS.” edition, featuring an awesome Akuma vs. Gouken dust jacket painting by James Ghio, with a bonus “Sakura on the beach” image on the reverse by Arnold Tsang! Standard edition in stores August 2013

SDCC_SFClassic_01Street Fighter Classic Volume 1: VS. Special Edition: $59.99
Collects material from the first 10 issues of UDON’s Street Fighter series, in this brand new oversized hard cover edition! Featuring amazing printing, great binding, and a brand new trim-size to match up on your shelves with our new Origins and Super Street Fighter graphic novels! Limited edition features brand-new Ryu vs. Sagat dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden “Chun-li on the Beach” image inside by Arnold Tsang! Standard edition in stores August 2013

SDCC_SuperSF_01Super Street Fighter Volume 1: New Generations: VS. Special Edition: $39.99
Super Street Fighter moves the timeline forward to the fan-favorite Street Fighter III era, but, with all of the popular Street Fighter IV characters included for the first time! Exclusive to Comic-Con International, this limited edition features a brand new Guile vs. Juri dust jacket illustration by James Ghio, with hidden “Juri on the Beach” image inside by Arnold Tsang! Standard edition in stores now.

wow_World of Warcraft Tribute Limited Edition Hard Cover: $99.99
UDON Entertainment’s new World of Warcraft Tribute artbook pays homage to Blizzard’s popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) with fantastic artwork from an international selection of artists! The hardcover edition features a great hardcover binding, gold foil stamping, and stunning exclusive artwork by Blizzard’s own Arnold Tsang! Standard edition in stores September 2013.


While UDON does not guarantee that convention exclusives will be available outside of shows, in this specific instance the number of fans who had asked for our exclusive titles that weren't able to make it to Comic-Con was pretty staggering! We were able to divert copies from our convention stock to be sold online to fans around the world!

So head to on Thursday, August 1st, at 12pm EST to place your pre-order for this year's hottest game art books and graphic novels! Quantities on some items are VERY limited, so don't miss out!

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