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In conjunction with its 10th anniversary celebration this year, the Halo franchise today has announced the release of its first every single art book, The Art of Building Worlds. The prolific publication will serve as an exhaustive lexicon of the memorable and groundbreaking art from the entire range of Halo games. Featuring over 400 images, The Art of Building Worlds will include rare sketches, commentary as well as concept art from the various stages of development, including characters, maps, weapons, and the visually sweeping landscapes that have become so recognizable by game enthusiasts.
From start to finish, the book will highlight the series’ early origins with Halo: Combat Evolved including a dedicated chapter to the Master Chief and the artists who created the seminal hero, revealing the impressive development and conception of the now iconic game protagonist. Coinciding sections are dedicated to the Halo homeworlds, the design of the Covenant forces and technology, UNSC troops, Cortana, The Flood, and a plethora of other iconic Halo concepts and visuals. The replete hardcover is available beginning October 18, 2011, through Amazon.