Dark Souls: Design Works
About the book
Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous hardcover collection, Dark Souls: Design Works features key visuals, concept art, character & monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game's creators.
Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite Dark Souls game in a gorgeous...
From Software Biography
FromSoftware, Inc. is a Japanese video game development company founded in November 1986. The company is best known for their Armored Core and Dark Souls series, with Demon's Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring being closely related to the latter.
HistoryFromSoftware was founded as a business software developer by Naotoshi Zin in Tokyo, Japan, on November 1, 1986. In 1994, the company released its first game, King's Field. Despite its commercial success in Japan, the game was not released in North America, although King's Field II was released in both regions the following year. After releasing King's Field III, FromSoftware went on to release the horror game Echo Night and the role-playing game Shadow Tower in 1998. In 1997, FromSoftware released Armored Core, the first in a mecha video game series that spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs. The success of Armored Core solidified the company's development, and in July 1999, FromSoftware released the multiplayer action game Frame Gride.In 2000, with the launch of the PlayStation 2, FromSoftware released the role-playing games Eternal Ring and Evergrace. In 2003, FromSoftware published Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, a stealth game that combines action and adventure elements. The company also released a pair of sequels to their PlayStation 1 offerings with King's Field IV and Shadow Tower Abyss. FromSoftware also released the Lost Kingdoms titles for the GameCube, a competing sixth generation console. IGN would note however that during this generation FromSoftware's focus would shift from RPGs to mech games due in part to the success of the Armored Core series. In 2002, FromSoftware released the mech action game Murakumo: Renegade Mech Pursuit for the Xbox before entering the mobile game market, where FromSoftware released another King's Field title. In 2004, FromSoftware released another Xbox title, Metal Wolf Chaos. In 2005, FromSoftware would start to produce a series of licensed games based on the various anime properties under the banner Another Century's Episode. In the same year, the company hosted the video game industry's first internship that let students experience game development through a game creation kit, Adventure Player, for the PlayStation Portable. In 2008, FromSoftware underwent a stock split before entering the Nintendo Wii market to release Tenchu: Shadow Assassins. Game director Hidetaka Miyazaki became the president of FromSoftware in May 2014 and also serves as its representative director.In April 2014, Kadokawa Corporation announced its intention to purchase the company from former shareholder Transcosmos. The deal was finalized on May 21, 2014. In December 2015, FromSoftware was nominated for developer of the year at The Game Awards 2015, but lost to CD Projekt Red. In January 2016, FromSoftware established a studio in Fukuoka that focuses on creating computer-generated imagery (CGI) assets for their games.Other games they have developed include the Enchant ... Read full biography
|Publisher:||Udon Entertainment Corp|
|Languages:||| English ||
|Publication date:||Dec. 31, 2013|
|First Publication Date:||None|
|Publication City/Country:||Richmond Hill, United States|