Dark Horse Comics has announced the latest addition to their line of video game art books. The Art of Gears 5 will feature behind-the-scenes artwork from the development of the latest Gears of War sequel. The book is being produced on partnership with game developers The Coalition.
Released in 2006, the original Gears of War game won numerous awards, and has spawned six sequels, with Gears 5 being the latest, as well as a pair of spin-offs. The third-person shooter franchise was also adapted into a 24-issue comic series published by Wildstorm from 2008 until 2012. The series was written by Joshua Ortega, and featured art by, among others, Liam Sharp and Simon Bisley.
Check out the cover art for the new art book, as well as the full press release from Dark Horse, below. The Art of Gears 5 is due in stores some time in 2019.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (April 23, 2019)—In partnership with The Coalition, Dark Horse is pleased to announce a collection of gorgeous art that delves into the characters, settings, and equipment of Gears 5 in the full-color hardcover tome The Art of Gears 5, the most in-depth look at Gears of War art to date.
The Gears of War series of third-person shooters has grown tremendously since its initial release in 2006, and the highly anticipated Gears 5 arrives later this year. Now, you can entrench yourself in a world of conflict and discovery with Dark Horse’s latest expertly designed art book.
In Gears 5, the world is crumbling. The Swarm has corrupted the Coalition’s robot army and is descending upon human cities. With danger closing in, Kait Diaz breaks away to uncover her connection to the enemy and discovers the true danger– herself. The Art of Gears 5 examines in careful detail this bold new chapter in the Gears of War series, chronicling the development of the action-packed game with art that spans from early concepts to polished renders.
Dark Horse and The Coalition proudly join forces to present The Art of Gears 5, on sale later this year for $39.99. Pre-order yours today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local comic shop.