With all the activity around the Game Developers Conference last week, you may have missed a really important (well, in our opinion anyway) announcement from Ballistic Publishing revealing the imminent release of The Art of UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves art books. We don't have any copies in the studio yet, but we saw some unbound production versions just prior to GDC and the quality of the paper and printing is really quite exceptional -- something Ballistic is well-known for. I'll post some photos that won't do the book justice at all when we get some copies in at the studio. The Limited Folio edition, of only 200 will be printed, throws in some sweet extras beyond the standard paperback and the leather-bound Special Edition. The Limited Folio Edition of the art book is bound in black suede leather with gold-embossed cover art, and a matching hand-crafted, black suede leather-bound presentation case with a ribbon. Also included is a certificate of authenticity that have been individually numbered and hand signed by Evan, Amy, Robh and Erick. Each book is 272 pages and contains over 180 pages of concept art, and over 80 pages of production art and character models. All three editions will be available in April 2010 and are available for pre-order NOW at the Ballistic Publishing website. You can get a sneak peek at what you would be receiving, as the pre-order page allows you to preview the contents of the art book. There's also a pre-order bonus -- the first 300 people to buy the paperback edition, and all Special and Limited Folio Edition customers will receive a free 15-minute walkthrough video of three concept pieces from UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves. The video shows pieces by Naughty Dog Art Director Robh Ruppel and Concept Artist Andrew Kim.