Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

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Awakening: The Art of Halo 4
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Author(s):

Paul Davies

Publisher:

Titan Books

Publication date:

November 2, 2012

Media type:

Print (hardcover)

Pages:

192 pages

ISBN:

978-1781163245

 

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is a hardcover art book that chronicles the artwork behind Halo 4. Published by reference/companion and art book specialists Titan Books, Awakening was written by Paul Davies, a Halo enthusiast and gaming journalist for Official Nintendo and Computer & Video Games. It was released on November 6th, 2012.

Official summary[edit]

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 is a very special collection of concept art, sketches, and artists’ commentary that highlights the imagination and creative vision of 343 Industries. With a unique behind-the-scenes view of the creation of new worlds, new enemies, and new heroes, Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 reveals every spectacular element of the game.

Content review[edit]

Awakening begins with a foreword by Kenneth Scott. The first chapter "Environments" features concepts for every level of the game from start to finish plus a pre-production section at the end. The second chapter "UNSC" showcases studies of the Master Chief and Cortana; the rest of this chapter along with chapter three, "Covenant", feature human and Covenant troop, weapon and vehicle concepts respectively.

The fourth chapter "Forerunner" first showcases character designs from different Promethean classes to the Ur-Didact, before continuing with concepts of the Cryptum and Forerunner weapons.

The fifth and final chapter "War Games" features multiplayer map designs as well as different armor permutations in Halo 4.

An acknowledgements page along accompanied by a piece by Robogabo finishes the book.

Limited edition[edit]

Exclusive print signed by John Liberto, concept artist for Halo 4. Comes with new jacket art- a variant from the standard edition. Comes with a stunning slipcase of Master Chief’s Helmet printed in 4 colors with 5th-colour metallic Pantone on 157gsm silver-foil stock. This edition is limited to 1000 copies worldwide.

A 1,000 numbered copy UK-exclusive limited edition was also released. This edition features a unique holographic slipcase cover as well as alternate front cover art. A hand-signed print of Shutdown concept art by John Liberto is also included.

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