New 220-page ‘Final Fantasy XV’ art book now up for pre-order

An image of "The Art and Design of Final Fantasy 15” limited edition art book. (Cook & Becker)

Fans of the epic “Final Fantasy” lore can now expand their admiration for the franchise beyond the video games.

According to a Gamespot report, “The Art and Design of Final Fantasy 15” art book is now available for pre-order. The book features 220 full-color pages depicting different images from the “Final Fantasy XV” video game. Moreover, it also showcases images from the game’s CG film titled “Kingsglaive.”

The images were carefully handpicked. The book features art made with different styles, renditions, and representations. Fans will get to see digital paintings and renderings, as well as old school rough pencil sketches. The standard version measures 9×16 and costs $49. It comes with a cover featuring Noctis in the arms of his father, King Regis.

Meanwhile, the limited edition costs $169. It comes with an exclusive yellow cover, a special box, and two giclée art prints that are individually numbered. Both versions can be pre-ordered at the Cook & Becker website.

In other “Final Fantasy” news, “Final Fantasy XV” may finally arrive on the Nintendo Switch, though in a different form. In an interview with IGN, game director Hajime Tabata revealed that “there is a chance” that the “Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition” may appear on Nintendo’s flagship console.

“It’s certainly not zero.” the game director said. “Obviously we’d have to think about what the meaning and what the significance of bringing this to Switch would be,” Tabata went on to say.

“You know, whether people would want to play it and whether it would be the right thing to do for our team,” he continued. Moreover, he also confirmed that the game will not offer controller support, considering its mobile orientation. Should the game push through, it will appear as a handheld title for Switch, sans that docking capabilities.

When it comes to the PC version, Tabata clarified in another interview that the 170 GB free space requirement was incorrect. He stressed that it was a communication error on their part. He also explained that it was a memo that should not have been written in the first place.