Game of Thrones pre-order includes hardbound art book, hard winter

As any citizen of Winterfell will tell you, there's nothing better to pass the time on a cold winter's night than to curl up with a good book. It should come as no surprise, then, that those who pre-order the upcoming Game of Thrones RPG will also receive a hardbound art book. Entitled Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG, the book doles out "sixty-four full color pages of sketches, renders, photos, and screenshots from the game accompanied by compelling text and commentary from the game's developers."

The book will be available with orders from GameStop, EB Games, the HBO Shop or Amazon (US or Canada). Of course, if winter gets really bad, books have a dual purpose for emergencies: kindling.
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ATLUS UNVEILS FULL COLOR, HARDCOVER ART BOOK FOR UPCOMING "GAME OF THRONES" RPG; FREE WITH PRE-ORDERS FOR A LIMITED TIME AT SELECT RETAILERS

Loaded with concept art and developer notes, "Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG" is the ultimate complement to the upcoming video game and the perfect bonus for fans of the books and TV series

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23, 2012 -- ATLUS (Index Digital Media, Inc.), in collaboration with Cyanide Studios, today unveiled a limited pre-order bonus art book for "Game of Thrones™," the upcoming RPG based on the internationally bestselling book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin and the critically acclaimed HBO® television series, Game of Thrones®.

Only available from select retailers while limited supplies last, the "Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG" art book stands as one of ATLUS' finest bonuses to date, offering sixty-four full color pages of sketches, renders, photos, and screenshots from the game accompanied by compelling text and commentary from the game's developers. The book will also include rare behind the scenes materials, like a portrait of the development team signed with a special message from author George R. R. Martin himself. The art book--measuring 8.5" wide and 11" tall--is hardbound, meticulously composed, and printed on premium stock, a true labor of love worthy of the series and its fans.

"'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."

"Game of Thrones" is currently scheduled to release on May 15 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PC. "Game of Thrones: Visuals from the RPG" will only be available in limited quantities from Amazon (US and Canada), GameStop, EB Games, and the HBO Shop®. For more information, visit http://gameofthrones-thegame.com. Expect frequent news updates, content additions, and more between now and the game's release!

This article was originally published on Joystiq.