Udon Entertainment has announced that it's publishing a Dark Souls art book in collaboration with Namco Bandai and From Software. The book, Dark Souls: Design Works, will give readers the chance to see how the world of Lordran evolved from concept to finished product – and at a safe distance, too.

In addition to the visuals, the book contains an exclusive interview with game director Hidetaka Miyazaki and members of the game's art team. Take a look at the gallery below to see sample pages from Dark Souls: Design Works.

The 128-page hardcover book is due out in October.