March 20, 2010

Video Walkthrough

Enough with the words, here's a video walkthrough of the Art of Tomb Raider, 2 volume set. The Pre-order price only lasts until the end of March, then they will return to $125US plus S&H.

Progress Update:  Books will be arriving and going through customs here in the United States sometime between March 26 and April 3. Once we get the shipment,  each book will be individually inspected for any defects, printing errors or otherwise.  Once each book passes this quality test, we will then begin shipping.
Be sure to watch the video in 1080p full screen.
You can actually read the text on the pages.  

Cheers!




33 comments:

Puddytoes said...

Again I say, woohoo! Thanks guys!

Matt said...

I can almost smell the fresh printed pages!

Soo close now :)

Tiffany said...

AWESOME! CAN'T WAIT!

Best Tomb Raider Player Ever said...

Make sure to ship mine out first, as I am the best Tomb Raider Player ever.

Brandon said...

Um wow 1080p LOL well this looks absolutely fantastic, what a great preview vid! I can hardly wait any longer for this book! This is gonna be amazing!!

Hand_von_Khezzara said...

As much as I love Lara but 110$ and 60$ shipping is insane. Print 10.000 or whatever and make a realistic price. 60$ shipping? No way! That is a rip off

Cistern said...

Pricey shipping? Maybe. But after dropping over $100 on a 500+ page book of high quality plates, I sure would be sad if it arrived all scraped up from cheap shipping.
The thing wieghs a ton.

I estimate buyers' remorse over this book to be at or near zero ;)

Hand_von_Khezzara said...

Nothing against the quality but it`s still a high price and that just because of a low printing. Tomb Raider selled in the millions and then just 2.000 is bad. I could accept the 110$, no problem but if I need to pay 60$ too is way to much. 20$ okay but 60? I am not a millionaire.

Funk said...

my shipping cost was 12$. where do you get $60 from? are you overseas? if so, $60 to ship something that weighs 12 pounds in a protected manner is not unreasonable.

Matt said...

$60 is cheep for overseas, infact its nothing if you think about it, i dont want my 500USD worth of book to be damaged in post for the sake of $60

Get a grip ppl, its all going to be worth it :)

Best Tomb Raider Player ever said...

Lara Croft Guardian of Light will be coming out in July/August. I have read that within a year another 'normal' game with Tomb Raider in the title will also be produced.
After looking at the isometric version I can only hope this rumor to be true. GoL may in fact turn out to be an interesting experiment, but I can't imagine Square Enix to believe they can maintain the fan base with such a deviation.

Treeble said...

Do we get a notice when our books are shipped or just the general message saying we can expect them any day after April 4th?

Jerry said...

Apparantly there has been a delay at customs, and the books will not be available to inspect and ship until the end of May.

Steffan Schulz said...

Thanks Jerry for the positive insight.

The truth is the books will be in our warehouse on monday morning. They have cleared customs.

Jerry said...

April Fools!!!

Gotcha ;)

Steffan Schulz said...

Touche' :)

Orphen said...

LooooL you really make my heart jumpin when I read the end of May


Thanks Steffan for telling us
I really can't wait more

Anonymous said...

Amazing quality book and well worth the money considering game art books of 50-100 pages go for about $30-$50 and do not have nearly the amount of artwork this compilation has. Thank you for creating this book and having a limited run, because honestly printing a large amount of these books and knowing that most gamers are cheap would have put your business in the hole.

Orphen said...

OMG my copy in the way
can't wait ^____^
Thank you so much Steffan

Puddytoes said...

Yay for tracking numbers!! :D :D :D

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Puddytoes said...

I just got my book and have only just scanned it quickly. Gentlemen, you've done a gorgeous job, I'm so excited to sit down with it and read through it completely. It was so worth the wait.

If you haven't gotten yours yet, I can't wait for you to see it. You're going to love it! If you're still riding the fence on the purchase, get down and buy it already, you won't regret it.

And all those that have complained with impatience, I hope you're adequately abashed when your copy arrives.

Credit due, gents. EXCELLENT book, I'm ecstatic about it and am so glad I bought it. After this and the McQuarrie book, I'll be keeping an eye out for your next project. *whispers Legend of Zelda and The Dark Tower at you* ;) LOL Thanks again guys!

Treeble said...

I officially hate you, Puddytoes!

Just kidding, lol. ;) I am very excited and can't wait until my own copy arrives. We've followed the progress of this book for quite some time so it was bound to be such an amazing thing. Hopefully mine won't be long now. =D

Puddytoes said...

LOL Well if you have to hate me, feel free. I can be hate-worthy.

I envy you the OMG IT'S HERE!! ;)

Arisugawa said...

I agree with Puddy. My books just arrived today. WONDERFUL.

And yes, please, do the THE DARK TOWER next. I've been begging for a book with all the covers from the various editions (and there are a LOT of them when you consider the various international paperbacks).

PLEASE PLEASE consider the THE DARK TOWER know that the Tomb Raider book is done.

Puddytoes said...

Also hey!! Fans! I only got the standard copy so I have a request if any of you are willing. If you got the exclusive copy, would you be interested in posting some pictures somewhere I could see it? The gentlemen are occupied with getting the books shipped so it's not on the site yet. If you don't want the whole world to see them you can contact me at this name at gmail. :)

Anonymous said...

I just received my Tomb Raider book today and it is amazing looking. Looking over the concept sketches and the final renders is a treat.

Anonymous said...

Hi all.
leepaynetombraider here.
Bad news. got my tracking number but i think my book is stuck in america due to the volcano situation over here in europe. Oh well have to wait longer

Orphen said...

OMG finalllllly I received my copy today it takes sooo long ( Thank for the volcano -__-;;; )

Steffan I really want to hug you this book is AWESOME
everything is so amazing I'm really happy to have this book
the quality is great too
I just have one note as I am an old fan it's not all Lara's pic

there's some missing pics around 20from TR 2,3,4 and underworld and for some characters too like Natla, Amanda and the doppelganger

there's a mixed in some sections
like pics from TR2 in TR3 section
TR4 in TR5


other than that,,,,,the book is magnificence ,unique and great piece


THANK YOU guys

Suz said...

Lol, i seriously can't wait for mine to arrive. Has anyone received their books in the uk yet?

Treeble said...

Mine hasn't reached Brazilian borders yet either, I think. :/

azrasta said...

I'm in Ecuador, and got the book today :)
The book is awesome!

drsw36 said...

I'm from Canada and got my book yesterday! Thx guys! I'm so happy!!!! :D Can't open it until my birthday on sunday though :,(