We reported last month that an official Shovel Knight art book was on the way, and now Yacht Club Games has shown off a few pages from the publication.

Created in conjunction with UDON Entertainment - which can count Street Fighter, Okami, Mega Man, Dark Souls, Bayonetta and Sonic the Hedgehog amongst its other book projects - the 184 page, full-colour book contains character art, developer commentary, concept art, background development images, sprite sheets, promotional illustrations and an exclusive interview with the team.

Shovel Knight: Official Design Works launches this August at $39.99. Are you tempted? Dig deep in the comments section to let us know.

[via yachtclubgames.com]