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Take a look inside the Nier: Automata World Guide

Dark Horse’s localization, featuring artwork and lore, is out today

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Dark Horse and Square Enix are releasing the localized, English-language version of Nier: Automata World Guide Vol. 1, a 192-page book featuring hundreds of piece of artwork and detailed lore used in the creation of Nier: Automata, one of Polygon’s favorite games of 2017. The book is officially out Tuesday, May 7.

Nier: Automata World Guide is localized from the Japanese release of the same name from 2017. The book includes maps, character biographies, short stories, concept art from artist Akihiko Yoshida, and commentary from the game’s creators.

Dark Horse provided Polygon with a series of preview pages from Nier: Automata World Guide, which you can check out below. The book, which retails for $39.99, can be purchased from online retailers like Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and Books-A-Million.