Bitmap Books Celebrates Retro-Game Art with Unofficial “NES / Famicom: Visual Compendium”

Bitmap Books, an independent publisher based in the United Kingdom that specializes in retro-gaming art books, is publishing a massive unofficial visual compedium that highlights the digital artistry of some 170 games for the Nintendo Entertainment System and its Japanese counterpart, the Famicom.

 

 

Bitmap Books describes The unofficial NES/Famicom: a visual compendium as follows:

 

The NES/Famicom: a visual compendium retro book showcases the very BEST pixel art, product design and box art on each system (Nintendo Entertainment System and Nintendo Famicom). Spread across over 536 pages, the NES/Famicom book features more than 170 legendary and classic retro games, with articles on the leading developers, interviews with key industry figures and mini-features on subjects such as unreleased games, packaging and fan art.

 

 

 

 

The unofficial NES/Famicom: a visual compendium is available in both softcover and hardcover editions. The softcover version retails for £24.99 GBP ($30.56 US), while the hardcover version retails for £29.99 GBP ($36.68 US). Both versions feature a lenticular cover that reproduces the illusion of motion in the sprites decorating the front of the book.

 

Sources:

Official Bitmap Books home page

FunstockRetro.co.uk

 

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