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One of Nintendo’s most stylish games is finally getting its own art book. Dark Horse is bringing The Art of Splatoon to stores in 2017, the publisher announced today, filled with designs and illustrations from the hit Wii U game.

Die-hard Splatoon fans may recognize some of the art featured in the book, which was released in Japan last year. Dark Horse is adapting the Japanese edition of The Art of Splatoon for English-speaking audiences, making this the first time original concept art and even some comics based on the game will be translated from their native language.

The Art of Splatoon runs 320 pages and is set to hit stores on June 13, 2017. Pre-orders for the $39.99 book are now open, but kids and squids who can’t wait for its release are encouraged to dip back into the Wii U game until then. The limited-time, online Splatfest events are no more, but there’s still plenty to check out in Splatoon, which made it onto Polygon’s games of the year list in 2015.

Check out the cover of The Art of Splatoon below, courtesy of Dark Horse.

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