GLORIOUS CONCEPT ART!
BEAUTIFUL, COLOURFUL, AMAZING ARTBOOKS!
Here I am in solitary confinement for being too excited about artbooks
Before I get (even more) carried away, let’s back up just a little so I can explain why I’m excited.
Dungeon-crawling, temporal-traipsing Nintendo 3DS RPG 7th Dragon III Code: VFD is being brought to the Americas on July 12th and Sega has given us a sneak peek inside the artbook that will come with day one launch copies of the game.
The game offers numerous character classes and a host of enemies and environments, all of which are covered in exquisite detail in the 28-page art book. Miwa Shirow is just one of the artists responsible for some of the design-work and character designs shown in the book, and so it will be a must-have for all collectors!
See below for some delicious artbook samples:
Players can choose three aspects about their character during character creation: Appearance (each with three colour variations), Class (each with a male and female version) and Voice (40 to choose from!).
Some of the appearance options for the Samurai class
Players can also expect to see plenty of stunning visuals from the game’s environments in the artbook. I don’t know about you, but I thoroughly enjoy looking at detailed crystal and ice-based architecture that couldn’t even dream of existing in the real world.
These pictures look damn gorgeous and I can’t get over how nice and crisp all the character designs are. The whole thing is very aesthetically pleasing and while the game itself appears to predominantly use chibi-fied character models, I’m sure that the environments will still be a treat to look at, especially in full detail within the artbook. If you’re a sucker for collectibles and artbooks like this one, grabbing the day one edition of 7th Dragon III Code: VFD won’t even be a question.
Day one edition, in all its glory
7th Dragon III Code: VFD will be available in retail stores as well as the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS in the Americas. The game will be available for $39.99/CA$54.99 and has been rated T by the ESRB.
See below for the launch trailer and see Sega’s website for more details!