All-New Hardcover Will Document Years of Art and
Design from the Popular Online RPG
Grinding Gear Games, developer of the critically-acclaimed action role-playing videogame Path of Exile with over 14.2 million registered users, continues its partnership with comic book and graphic novel publisher Dynamite Entertainment as they jointly announce the upcoming release of The Art of Path of Exile.
Planned for release the early part of 2017, The Art of Path of Exile will feature over 150 pages of artwork, a visual history from the game’s development through the five subsequent expansions, all collected in a deluxe 9″ x 12″ hardcover format with a suggested retail price of $24.99.
“We’re thrilled to partner again with the team at Grinding Gear Games on our second Path of Exile collaboration,” says Rich Young, Dynamite’s Director of Business Development who also serves as editor on the project. “This book is sure to be a fine addition to Dynamite’s growing line of art books, and essential for players of the game and fans of video game art.”
“We’re very excited about the release of this art book. The journey to bring Path of Exile to where it is today has been a long one and we’re eager to share that with our community,” says Erik Olofsson, Creative Director of Grinding Gear Games. “We’re really looking forward to showing the fans behind-the-scenes concept art and a sneak peek of upcoming content.”
“Dynamite has been very selective with the publishers and games we partner with for our expanding art book program,” says Dynamite CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “As the excitement builds for our upcoming Art of Atari book, we are pleased to announce that we will be following it up by revisiting our excellent partnership with Grinding Gear Games for The Art of Path of Exile!”
Path of Exile is an online action role-playing game set in a dark fantasy world. Playing as one of seven unique character classes, players find themselves banished for their past misdeeds to the world of Wraeclast. There, they encounter hundreds of species of deadly enemies laden with loot and mysterious artifacts as they explore the abandoned continent. With over 14.2 million and counting registered users,Path of Exile has received universal critical acclaim, including 2013 Game of the Year awards from leading game sites such as GameSpot and PC PowerPlay.
More information about Path of Exile can be found on the game’s website: http://www.pathofexile.com/