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Darkstalkers fans, have we got something to sink your fangs into! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Darkstalkers franchise, UDON Entertainment has resurrected a new hardcover edition of DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS!

Long out of print, UDON has given this collection the gorgeous, hardcover upgrade it deserves. DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS is the ultimate compilation of Darkstalkers artwork and history! The book collects the spectacularly haunting artwork behind every Darkstalkers game, including key visuals, character illustrations, promotional artwork, rough concepts, and creator commentary. Also featured are multiple interviews with the creators behind the series, plus tribute pin-ups from your favorite Capcom artists, such as Bengus, Daigo Ikeno, Tamio, and more!

Tribute pin-up illustrator Yusuke Murata talks about how Darkstalkers influenced his art style and says, “I still remember the way I felt when I first saw the “Darkstalkers” arcade game in action. A fist comes out of the ground when you punch!? You fight a transforming robot!? I instantly became enthralled with this game, which seemed to draw a clear line in the sand between itself and the other fighting games out there. This is the game that taught me how important it is to express a game’s allure through its movement, and I still apply this lesson to my work today.”

DARKSTALKERS: OFFICIAL COMPLETE WORKS is available for pre-order and will be released on October 22, 2019.

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