Fire Emblem: Awakening Art Book Cover Illustration Revealed

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

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Prior to the shocking announcement at E3 that Fire Emblem: Awakening would indeed be localized, an art book was announced for the game that would be released by the end of this year named the Fire Emblem Awakening Material Collection: Knights of Iris.

The art book illustrator is Yusuke Kozaki, who has worked on plenty of  personal work, anime and comics and has done character art for the No More Heroes series, and of course the character art for Fire Emblem: Awakening. He recently shared on his twitter the illustration for the cover of the art book.

The book will be filled to the brim with character art (full cover illustrations), event illustrations, NPC, unit and weapon designs. Also included are concept art of the game’s early planning development phase such as storyboards and rough sketches. That’s not all! It will also contain the character popularity poll results,  full support conversation directory, and the Series 1 DLC character artwork collection; all of this jam-packed into 320 pages.

No word on the localization of this particular piece of work, so we can only hope for now. The art book will be released in Japan on December 7 for 3,990 yen ($50). If you’re interested in importing, you can do so here via

The game was released in Japan earlier this year, while the game is expected to launch early next year for North America and Europe.

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  • Want so hard.  I don’t even care that I won’t be able to read half of the support conversations…just take my money, please.

  • OH. MY. GOD. I WANT THIS!!!!!

    *eBay time*

  • Really hoping stocks this!

    • I would have linked CD Japan, but they ran out of stock on pre-orders :/

    • So far, your best bets look to be Amazon and Playasia. The latter has been added to the article because it seems cheaper in the long run.

  • Maybe the West will get it as a preorder bonus?

    • Not a chance. This book is a full retail product in Japan.

  • Pre-ordered as soon as I saw this. Can’t wait to get my hands on the game and some pretty sweet swag.

    If the Metroid Other M picture collection, and the Xenoblade art-book are anything to go by, I’m pretty sure the Fire Emblem art-book are going to have high-quality printing. Looking forward to it.

  • saya2

    Love fire emblem I hope this artbook comes to US I’d buy it for sure..