Famitsu reported that Ring of Elden receives a two-volume art book, with the books being published at the same time on November 30. Together, the books will cover 800 pages of concept art ranging from parts of Lands Between to NPCs and weapons. There will also be an Ultra Limited Edition, which will come with a fancy box for the books and a framed art print of the first Elden Lord Godfrey.
Other FromSoftware games have regularly released art books, but both Ring of Elden volumes will be the largest art books to date (for comparison, Bloodborne art book had 250 pages and dark souls 3 had 350). The first volume will focus on NPCs, armor, and locations, while the second volume will introduce items, enemies, and weapons. Although this release is only available in Japan, fans are optimistic that a global release will eventually happen as well depending on how dark souls art books have been processed.
Both books can be purchased separately, each for around 4,400 yen (about $31). The Ultra Edition costs 17,600 yen ($125). Although unconfirmed, fans are hoping that interviews and behind-the-scenes information will be included in both volumes, as interviews with the design team and director are usually a staple of these art books. There may be interviews with director Hidetaka Miyazaki and possibly George RR Martin in the books.
How popular Ring of Elden since its release, there is no doubt that the Ultra Edition could sell out quickly. If and when a global version of the art books comes out, there is a small possibility that they will be a bit different from these versions. While not every fan can get these books for themselves, it’s likely some buyers will share the highlights online.
The announcement of these art books added more to the expectations for Ring of Elden DLCs. The fan community now believes that the future Ring of Elden DLC can be incredibly large, as artbooks released first can mean DLC will have enough content to get its own artbook. A big DLC was expected, as Lands Between offers plenty of outlets to tell more stories.
With the beauty of the visuals Ring of Elden, these two art books are likely to be part of many players’ collections. Only a few excerpts from the books have been released, and they already show concept art details for Farum Azula, the Golden Mask, Malenia, and Volcano Manor.
Ring of Elden is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
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