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Metal Slug: The Ultimate History – proofs have arrived

Metal Slug: The Ultimate History – proofs have arrived

Thanks to everyone that has pre-ordered Metal Slug: The Ultimate History. We will aim to keep you all up-to-date on production via this blog. This post is sharing proofs and the next update will be to share actual physical copies of the books, hopefully next week. We're sent a few samples to sign-off before the full shipment is sent to the UK. Orders are due to ship in early November and we're still on schedule.

Below are some photos of the flat running sheets. These are essentially unbound actual pages from the book. We're very happy with the quality and the photos don't to justice to the vibrancy of colour. The special Pantone orange used throughout really adds something special to the print. All the hours and hours of hard work by the team, ensuring the each screenshot is pixel perfect was 100% worth it. I'm sure you're all going to love it. Roll on next week...

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A huge thanks from Vocação! (The CRPG Book)

A huge thanks from Vocação! (The CRPG Book)

Firstly, let us say a huge thanks to everyone that has pre-ordered The CRPG Book. We know that the production has been hit with a delay due to a quality issue, but your patience is much appreciated while the reprint is in production. We are now getting ready to receive the reprinted books and can send out all pre-orders in July within the next couple of weeks. We promise it will be worth the wait!

The reason for this post though, is to pass on the deep thanks from Brazilian charity, Vocação. You may or not be aware that the author of The CRPG Book, has amazingly donated all his royalties to charity. This amazing selfless act has meant that we recently donated £12,475 to Vocação – this money will directly helps kids and teenagers from poor areas to get education and employment, who then go on to help others around them to do the same, changing the community for the better.

Thank you everyone!

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Metal Slug: The Ultimate History coming soon

Metal Slug: The Ultimate History coming soon

Bitmap Books is incredibly proud to announce Metal Slug: The Ultimate History, the first officially-licenced book to document the lineage of one of gaming’s most beloved franchises.

An instant classic upon its debut in 1996, the original Metal Slug laid the foundations for an action-packed series which would become globally renowned for its tight gameplay, gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and playful sense of humour. Metal Slug has effortlessly retained these core attributes across multiple sequels and spin-offs in the years since, and this publication – the first officially-licenced and fully-endorsed book of its kind, ever – aims to not only illuminate the rich history of the franchise via hundreds of screenshots and a comprehensive written account of its often mysterious history, but also seeks to celebrate the iconic artwork which has made millions of players fall in love with the antics of the plucky Peregrine Falcon Squad.

To help achieve this goal, SNK has offered unprecedented access to its vast archives of concept artwork and illustrations, some of which is being made publically available for the first time. The book also contains 11 exclusive and incredibly detailed interviews with key members of the development team such as Kazuma Kujo and Toshikazu Tanaka. These insightful discussions bust myths and reveal the real truth behind the creation and evolution of this esteemed franchise.

Thanks to SNK and the talented team behind this classic 'run-and-gun' series, Metal Slug: The Ultimate History will offer the most complete insight yet into one of gaming's most appealing and beloved series.

Metal Slug: The Ultimate History will be available to pre-order in July with delivery planned for September 2019. More details to follow soon.

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Important: USA store closing as of May 8th 2019

Important: USA store closing as of May 8th 2019
Thanks to everyone that has placed orders on our new USA Store, www.bitmapbooks.com. When launching, we placed a great deal of faith and trust into the fulfilment house we chose in America. Their task was to meet the incredibly high standards set by our UK fulfilment house. We know these are expensive books that are treasured, so it’s always been our mission to get the packaging as good as it possibly can be and minimise any damage caused by shipping.

After a 3 month pilot, we’re sorry to say that things haven’t worked out with the USA Store. Some orders are arriving incorrectly, poorly packaged and there are no signs of this improving after multiple pleas for improvement. It’s even harder as we’re trying to manage the situation over email from the UK.

As of May 8th, www.bitmapbooks.com will be closing. Any USA customers can order from www.bitmapbooks.co.uk. Any pre-orders placed on www.bitmapbooks.com will be fulfilled by our UK warehouse so there’s nothing to worry about.

We appreciate that this will mean that USA customers will now have to pay for shipping in future but our view is that it’s better to pay a little more, and for things to arrive properly.

Any questions, please email hello@bitmapbooks.co.uk

Thanks, Bitmap Books

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CRPG Book – revised delivery date announcement

CRPG Book – revised delivery date announcement

Thanks to everyone that has pre-ordered The CRPG Book so far.

The original delivery date was March but we're sorry to say that this will be delayed now until April. The books are due to arrive early April but we need some time to unpack and pack up all the pre-orders.

Thanks for you patience. We never like to delay delivery dates but we promise it will be worth it!

In the meantime, feast your eyes on how the final book is looking! We received a sample copy this week.

Bitmap Books, 2019.

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