What a monster From Software’s 2022 hit Elden Ring turned out to be. Winner of many game of the year awards and it sold millions and millions of copies. It became a game that gamers all over the world fell in love with and today we are looking at the Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 1 and 2 and seeing if they are worth pre-ordering.
When Are These Out & How Much Will They Cost?
The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 1 and 2 are currently scheduled for release on July 25th, 2023. They have an RRP of $59.99 which is matched in the UK at £59.99. However, if you use Amazon, you can save a little bit of money as they are slightly cheaper on there. Both books are hardback books and look very stylish and will make for a great collector’s item if you are a fan of the game.
The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 1
The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 1 is the larger of the two art books coming in at 432 pages. In this volume, we get a whole bunch of art from the game, concept art, and designs from the development of the game. This volume is about the opening movie and many of the locations from The Lands Between including the open world part and many of the dungeons. Character designs are also a huge part of this volume.
The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 2
The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 2 comes in at 384 pages and this one here features some more amazing art from the game, concept designs, and more for you to look at. What is neat about this volume is that this one is more about the enemies and the monstrous creatures that roam The Lands Between. The various weapons in the game are also a key part of this volume as well.
Are These Worth The Money?
To be honest with you The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 1 and 2 are in line with what other gaming art books are priced at these days. The fact that these are hardback and large artbooks adds more value to them. What makes these seem so much more expensive is that they are available separately, but most people will probably want both books which puts the price at well over 100 bucks! While this is a lot of money, we would not say that these are overpriced.
Are These Worth Pre-Ordering?
If you know for sure that you want The Elden Ring: Official Art Book’ Vol. 1 and 2 then we 100 percent suggest that you pre-order these. Gaming art books are funny things, some hang around forever and end up on massive clearance on places like Amazon. Others come and go pretty much instantly and with how much of a huge hit Elden Ring was and also the fact that there is not actually a great deal of merch out there for this game makes us think this will be very popular so you probably should not sleep on it if you are interested in it.