If you needed an incentive to pick up Cyanide Studio's Game Of Thrones when it releases May 15 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, Atlus has just announced that it will be producing a bonus art book to be offered as a pre-order bonus.
"'Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG' represents one of the most elaborate, expensive bonuses we have ever offered," commented Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ATLUS. "Everything about this premium art book is above and beyond the typical pre-order bonus, and all at no additional cost to the customer. Its larger dimensions, page count, hardcover binding, and exceptional print quality are more in line with what fans would expect from a Deluxe Edition extra or a separate purchase, which is why it will only be available at select retailers and quantities will be extremely limited. The A Song of Ice and Fire series of books and the Game of Thrones TV series are as special to us as they are to the millions of fans around the world; we are thrilled we can offer this unique bonus to complement the first major video game release based on the franchise."
The book will contain 64 full full color pages of sketches, renders, photos and screenshots from the game alongside commentary from the game's developers. It will also include rare behind the scenes materials and a message from author George R. R. Martin himself. But remember, because it's so special, it's only available in limited quantities from specific retailers, including Amazon (US and Canada), GameStop, EB Games and the HBO Shop.