Late last year, publisher Pix’N Love surprised everyone when they announced a ‘history of Sonic the Hedgehog’ book would be printed for release near to the start of 2012. However due to various problems at the publisher this ended up being delayed, but now Pix’N Love have finally revealed the final product… and what a product it is too!
The book is a collection of 20 years of Sonic games and it’s history, by the looks of it, there’s even a small section on early Sega. Many games have already undergone a real coffee table/art book treatment, from the pages Pix’N Love have shown off, this certainly looks like it’s one of the better ones.
From what we can make out, there are pages dedicated to specific games as well as sections dedicated to the original concept art of Sonic including the Sonic the Hedgehog Band and even the ‘Madonna’ concept art makes it in.
Pix’N Love have said that the book is out now. However several people (including myself) have reported that their order hasn’t yet been dispatched despite ordering from Pix’N Love’s own website. So we’re not sure whats going on there since it’s quite obvious that the book is ready. They do post worldwide but check your own region before ordering if you fancy one.
Now for the bad news. The book is in French, which is bad if you can’t read French… but the bad news doesn’t end there. Pix’N Love’s English Facebook site has claimed repeatedly that there is an English translation on the way. However, recently they have since claimed that despite the translation of the book being complete, it may not get published. The reason being is that ‘the Nintendo Game & Watch book didn’t sell as many copies as they hoped, so the English translation of the Sonic book may not get released.’ We will let you decide in the comments if you think that decision makes sense.
They have however said that this decision might be reversed if they get enough support on their Facebook page. Which you can find here. So if you want an English version of this book, better get posting on their wall.
UPDATE: Pix’n Love has contacted TSS to clarify some points in this article. Click here to read the updated story – including a release date for the English version of the book!
Source: Pix’N Love’s French website