12/07/2017

☆ Book Of The Week: NEOGEO: A VISUAL HISTORY ☆ #Retrogaming

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Those awesome chaps at BITMAP BOOKS have sent us some new details on the 
NEO GEO VISUAL HISTORY book that I think will make you want to own this tome opus even more!
Sit back, relax and cast your mind back to the halcyon days of the early 90's and one of the most beautiful looking consoles ever made......

(Taken from BITMAP BOOKS)

"For a brief few years in the early 1990s, the NEOGEO was the pinnacle of video gaming. 

An elite, exclusive console that didn’t just emulate the arcade experience – as so many 8- and 16-bit consoles tried to do – it was the arcade experience, pixel for pixel, on your TV at home. 


Born in the days before polygons, the NEOGEO was a staunchly 2D system that gave birth to some of gaming’s most iconic franchises, including Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown and, of course, Metal Slug.
 
NEOGEO: a visual history is the first officially licensed NEOGEO art book of its kind released in the English language. 

A visual celebration of all things NEOGEO, it’s crammed full of beautiful imagery split into dedicated chapters, such as Hardware, Box Art, Character and Concept Art, and Pixel Art. NEOGEO memorabilia has been collated and photographed from all over the world, handpicked to appear in this unique and exclusive volume. 


NEOGEO: a visual history also features official interviews with key staff integral to the NEOGEO’s history, including producer Yasuyuki Oda, artist Tatsuhiko Kanaoka (Falcoon) and composer Hideki Asanaka (sha-v).
 
The book weighs in at a healthy 400 pages, is A4 in size and available in hardback only. Metallic gold ink has been used throughout and the binding employs thread rather than glue, so it will be much more durable and can open flat, minimising imagery lost in the binding. Produced using the very best in print techniques, this fantastic tome will happily grace any gamer’s coffee table.
 

NEOGEO: a visual history promises to be a real collector’s item for all fans of the NEOGEO system and of classic gaming in general. It provides a fascinating insight into the world of the mystical NEOGEO console – something that was so unobtainable for many of us back in the ’90s."

Pre Order
NEOGEO: a visual history is exclusively available to pre-order from 7am BST on Monday 3rd July 2017 from www.bitmapbooks.co.uk with worldwide shipping. 


Books will be delivered in September 2017.

Special Editions 
There are a number of different editions to suit both the casual NEOGEO fan and also the hardcore collector. 


The Standard Edition is just the book, priced at £29.99. 

The Collector’s Edition comes in a heavy board black slipcase, with five A4 posters, two stickers and an enamel pin badge. The Collector's Edition is priced at £49.99 and exclusive to the pre-order period. 

For the hardcore collector, we have the MEGA Edition, which is the same as the Collector’s Edition but with a metallic gold slipcase and an exclusive ‘Memory Card Kid’ black T-shirt. Priced at £69.99, the MEGA Edition is limited to 330 copies and comes with a stamped letter of authentication.

I'm Guessing That Has Made YOU Want This Beauty EVEN MORE!

Get Over To www.bitmapbooks.co.uk And Get Involved!

"STAY FROSTY!"