I agree. The Japanese cover was beautiful. This one looks like a tacky children's book. My current thought is that it could possibly just be a dust jacket, and we'll get the gorgeous hardcover underneath. *crosses fingers*
Speaking from the perspective of a commercial printing specialist (worked in prepress for 5 years) I can say with confidence that the images shown for the cover very likely do not convey the quality of the cover. Color, texture, foil stamping, and the contrast between these elements would not translate well to a digital image.
Keep the faith! Im sure the cover will be of excellent quality.
Agreed. I can't wait to get this book. However, the quality of the cover will likely decide whether it goes on the shelf with my other collectible books, or on display on top of the shelf. Either way I'm gonna love the book, but obviously having a beautiful cover would be a welcome bonus.
I hope the cover they have on display right now isn't the actual cover. The Japanese one is really cool, but I think the coolest would be a simple really dark green with a golden Hylian Crest stamped/embezzled into the cover with some cool border surrounding it, kinda like the Collectors Editions of the Legend of Zelda Prima Game Guides. Those are FANTASTIC!
I'm actually digging this cover more than the Japanese one. This is much better than the temporary cover with 25th anniversary art on it. The green just screams Link and the gold foil just looks better on green anyway. Just getting my opinion out there.
The Japanese one looks like it was trying to imitate a simple leather book, but I have not see a physical copy of the book, so I wouldn't really know. I too like this book cover. It seems more mystical with the artwork. Like a spell book.
As someone who has seen the actual book (I work in a place where they have these being stashed waiting release date) the cover is VERY nice, and is quite elegantly textured so you have a nice bas relief effect going on. I won't say it's the highest quality, but it definitely is worth the <20$ ticket price