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The Eyes of Bayonetta: Art Book & DVD Hardcover – 31 Dec 2013


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Udon Entertainment; Har/DVD edition (31 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1926778421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926778426
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.9 x 31.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Parka HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 21 Jan. 2014
Format: Hardcover
Length: 2:27 Mins
It's great that publisher Udon has translated the original Japanese artbook ベヨネッタ設定資料集 (The Eyes of Bayonetta). The Japanese edition went out of stock pretty quickly and the DVD was region coded to Japan.

So what's the difference between the Japanese and English edition?

The English edition is a hardcover book and comes with a DVD that's not region coded. Cover art is different. What's missing are the slipcase and the two posters featuring the bosses. The two posters are quite good so it's too bad they weren't included here.

Since the book is just a translated edition, the review that follows is largely adapted from the review of the Japanese edition artbook.

The Eyes of Bayonetta is the official artbook for Bayonetta, one of the crazier Japanese games I've played. It features concept art for the characters, Angels, Infernal Demons, weapons, accessories and environment.

This is mainly a character design book with designs. You'll see Bayonetta, Jeanne, Enzo, Rodin, Luka, Cereza, Balder and other characters. There are lots of coloured sketches as well as high resolution character graphics, featuring plenty of poses and costumes including many discarded ideas. Costume design is definitely one of the highlights. Notes and artists' scribbles are all translated.

This game has some really unique and exquisite enemy designs. The concepts are out of the world, mixing angels and demons with extra shiny metal. The designs are intricate and requires some time to explore, although sometimes there can be too much things going on, which can get confusing visually.

If you like weapon designs, there's a whole chapter on it. There are guns, blades, claws and torture weapons. I love the weapons in this game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. S. Findley on 10 Mar. 2014
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I've never played the first Bayonetta game (but I've pre-ordered the sequel on the Wii U), so I decided on buying the art book of the game to find out more.

Though I had to collect it from the post office (as it was deemed too big to go through the letter box), it was worth it! The art work within is absolutely astounding! Sketches (finished and WIPs) and even unused ideas for costumes for the main character, gun designs, boss designs and the list goes on...

There's even a DVD at the back of the book which gives more details and information about the making of the game I believe (I have yet to watch it)

I bought this book not only to read and understand more about the game, the characters and the concept designs, I bought it because It'll help me to become more creative and help me come out from my comfort zone (my art work is somewhat tame and tasteful, some of the unused designs are a little raunchy)

For any Bayonetta fan out there, I recommend this book to you.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rynichan on 3 Aug. 2014
Format: Hardcover
I'm about to finish this book and I cannot believe how great it is. If you're into the behind-the-scenes of games this is THE book for you.
Bayonetta is a fantastic game, it was such a breath of fresh air with crazy-ass ideas and action and reading this art book only made me appreciate Platinum Games even more. These guys love what they do and they've thought about every single tiny detail in the game, even things that me and you wouldn't notice whilst playing.
The quality of the book itself is perfect, glossy ,sturdy pages and a hardcover. HQ images of initial designs and final designs and comments of the staff explaining their thought processes or telling little anecdotes are spread all over the book, but not so much that it becomes boring.
You also get back stories of characters and accessories which you don't get to see in the game.
Summary: This books will expand on the world of Bayonetta and it will be a great addition to your library, there is no way you will regret buying it . I know the price is a bit steep... But it's worth every penny.
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