Amazon has put up a listing for the Taro Yoko’s Strange Works: From Drakengard to NieR: Automata, revealing the cover as well as other details. If you are interested, you can preorder the book (which is being published by Third Editions) with this link from the shopping website; furthermore, you can find Amazon’s product description and the hardcover design below:
Throughout his entire career, Taro Yoko has always felt disheartened by the image of humanity reflected in most big-budget video games, which propose the use of firearms as the principal means of action. Through his own work, from Drakengard to NieR: Automata, this artist attempts to explore the reasons behind our strange fascination with conflict. Is man so vicious that he must triumph, discriminate, hurt and kill even for entertainment?
Within the great fields of ruin resulting from wars in which mankind battled against mankind, Taro Yoko perceives this entertainment as a way for hope, a horizon, a shield against evil. In this book we explore the contours of his games, the behind-the-scenes of their development, the complexity of their tales and their thematic depth. Discover this multifaceted and altruistic creator, who is convinced that video gaming is a diverse and unique medium.
Taro Yoko’s Strange Works: From Drakengard to NieR: Automata will be released in 2019.