Splatoon was a major success for Nintendo in 2015, generating significant buzz and establishing the IP as one that has a key role to play in the future. The gameplay is terrific, of course, but part of the appeal is also found in the hugely colourful environments and characters.

Those that love the designs in Splatoon are now in luck, as a hardback book previously released in Japan is now coming to the West in 2017.

Dark Horse is publishing, following up previous high-profile collaborations with Nintendo; it's pitching the book as a premium hardback, just like previous releases in the partnership.

Containing an "inkredible" 320 pages of artwork, including 2D and 3D illustrations of characters, maps, concept art, weapon and gear design, storyboards, sketches, hand-drawn comics, and more, The Art of Splatoon is sure to please Inklings and humanoids alike.

It's due out on 13th June in North America and Europe, with pre-orders already available on Amazon UK and Amazon US, for example, with prices of £32.33 and £39.99 respectively.

Are you tempted by this one?

[via darkhorse.com]