Super Mario Odysseyis a big, beautiful game, and the artwork that fueled its creation was collected in a book last year titledThe Art ofSuper MarioOdyssey. That art book was published in Japan this past September, and later this year, publisher Dark Horse will bring a localized edition of the book to North America.
Dark Horse’s release ofThe Art of SuperMarioOdysseywill be a 368-page hardcover book full of “concept art, preliminary sketches, and notes from the development team, plus insight into some early ideas that didn’t make it into the game itself,” according to a release from the publisher. The art book will also contain screenshots and marketing materials fromSuper Mario Odyssey.
Since the book has been out in Japan for a while now, there shouldn’t be too many new surprises. Reports from the Japanese edition have already revealed some fascinating early looks at Cappy, New Donk City, and plenty of unused Mario costumes. The book even featured the first official Nintendo drawing of “Bowsette.”
The Art of Super Mario Odysseywill go on sale Oct. 22, and will be available for pre-order at retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and TFAW with a list price of $49.99. Here’s a peek at the North American book cover: