UDON Announces Art of Capcom: Complete Edition

Bad things tend to go down whenever Ryu refuses to join in the class photo.

Bad things tend to go down whenever Ryu refuses to join in the class photo.

UDON Entertainment has announced its latest project that may be of some interest to Mega Man fans: UDON's Art of Capcom: Complete Edition.

Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends; come on in, it's time to party with Chun Li and Friends!

Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends; come on in, it's time to party with Chun Li and Friends!

This 600-page hardcover volume collects over ten years' worth of the Canadian-based company's artistic contributions to the world of Capcom in one handy tome, featuring more than 80 UDON artists' renditions of such classic Capcom franchises as Street Fighter, Rival Schools, DarkStalkers, Strider, and of course, Mega Man, as well as others. The art inspired by these titles include "comic covers, toy designs, video game sprites, game box art, tribute art, and much more!"

Those who have taken note of previous editions will be interested to know that this monument to UDON and Capcom's decade-long partnership includes all of the artwork from UDON's Art of Capcom volumes 1 and 2, as well as "over 75 pages of brand new material not included in previous editions."

There will also be a version exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con, featuring the wrap-around dust jacket by Joe Ng, as seen above. "Created in homage to Capcom artist Kinu Nishimura's Capcom Design Works covers, this dust jacket is sure to be a favourite of Capcom fans old and new! Available at Comic-Con this July, months before the regular edition ships this fall!"

Now, if you're interested in this for Mega Man and only Mega Man, here's what you should probably know: There isn't a particularly huge portion of Blue Bomber material, with what's featured including the hard and soft cover art for Mega Man Tribute, the cover for Mega Man X Collection, the promo art and endings for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, promo art for Marvel vs. Capcom 2, some other miscellaneous pieces like Dreamwave's calendar art, a few pieces of tribute art done by UDON artists just for fun, and of course, the cover art to the book itself.

"I think that's most of it," UDON Entertainment managing editor Matt Moylan told us.

Those interested in the regular version will need to prepare to fork over $79.99 for the massive anthology, whereas those who are attending the San Diego Comic-Con with that edition in mind will need to have $100 at the ready.