Ah, art books! They're like comics, but without some goofball writer showing up and running his mouth all over the real attraction, and if you're looking for a good one, you can't find a whole lot that are better than Udon Entertainment's line of Capcom Tribute books. Unfortunately, they've been out of print for a while, but now, following up the release of the Fighting Game Tribute, Udon's earlier offerings are coming back in print in a series of new hardcovers.

The "Refreshed" editions of Mega Man TributeStreet Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute are available now, and if you're the kind of person who buys art books based on Capcom video games, that's probably all you need to know. If, however, you'd like to see what's in store --- including art by Bryan Lee O'Malley, Adam Hughes and more --- check out a sample below!



The new hardcovers have a pretty hefty price tag of $59.99 each, but for that price, you get over 300 pages of what Udon's press release describes as "sumptuous art" in the Mega ManStreet Fighter, and Darkstalkers books. The Fighting Game Tribute book, at the same price, only has 272 pages, but one assumes that they make up for the lack of quantity by distributing 30 pages worth of sumptuousness to the rest of the art:


These new hardcover editions feature gorgeous new cover art by top UDON illustrators, making these editions must-have collector’s items for hardcore fans. Long Vo provided the art for the new Street Fighter Tribute and Darkstalkers Tribute covers, while Mega Man manga artist Hitoshi Ariga illustrated the cover for Mega Man Tribute.


For more on the books, including where you can find them for purchase, check out Udon's blog post about the re-released art books.



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