A while back, we brought you a look at Titan's lovely HALO: THE ART OF BUILDING WORLDS, an interesting and image-intensive look into the process of developing and realizing the universe featured in the tremendously popular video game series.
This year, Titan's back with AWAKENING: THE ART OF HALO 4...
...which is exactly what it sounds like...devoted wholly to the newest and perhaps most dazzling installment of the game franchise to date. I've enjoyed the HALO games tremendously over the years - but felt many of them were imbalanced in one way or another. HALO 4...is the first time I've believed that every element came together exactly as intended, and exactly as needed. In terms of graphics, controls, storylines...the balance here feels effortless...and the gameplay experience is, simply, top-notch in both campaign and multi-player modes.
AWAKENING: THE ART OF HALO 4 is 192 pages of well-presented artwork and context on a nice & heavier stock of paper, encompassing nearly every element of HALO 4's vast array of setting, characters, and technology. Not unexpectedly, magnificent planetscapes, vehicles of many sorts, weapons of all kinds, and humans, and alien renderings all appear - presented with a modicum of description and an emphasis on the art itself. It's beautiful...even for non-HALO fans the amount of imagination and effort evident on the page should be breathtaking from an artistry/design perspective alone.
The folks over at Titan sent over some images from AWAKENING: THE ART OF HALO 4, which is now available HERE.
The pieces below are all by John Liberto, and are EMBIGGENABLE!
More information about the book can be found at Titan's site, HERE!