Masamune Shirow’s Art for Fire Emblem, RF Online and More Featured in New Artbook by Dark Horse

on March 1, 2014 6:43 PM

The massively popular mangaka and illustrator behind The Ghost in the Shell Masamune Shirow has worked on quite a few games during his career, and the upcoming artbook Intron Depot 5 Battalion to be published by Dark Horse will feature some of that work.

Between the most well known games included in the book there are Fire Emblem‘s remake Shadow Dragon for the Nintendo Ds, and the PC MMORPG RF Online, but there are quite a few lesser known titles as well.

Below you can see the cover and a few sample pages from the book, that will be released in the US on March 12th for $44.99. Having already seen the whole thing I can tell you that if you’re a hardcore Fire Emblem fan, this is definitely worth your attention. Seeing Marth and Caeda drawn with Shirow’s masterful hand really hits the spot.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.