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The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts Hardcover – February 21, 2017
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|The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia||The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts||The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia||The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition||The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion|
|Become the ultimate Hyrule Historian and collect the series!||Contains an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! As a bonus it also includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga — Akira Himekawa!||Over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and a great deal more!||This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and tons of extras including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma!||Honoring the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible. The book comes with a black Nintendo sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and an instruction booklet with fun, theme-appropriate material inside. The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it!||Relive Nintendo’s Game of the Year! This oversized hardcover is the ultimate art & lore companion to the award-winning video game and includes material from both of its DLC packs! This book features sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada. Design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators. Historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team. Witness the making of a champion!|
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This book has maybe 25-33% more art than the Hyrule Histora. I say art, because aside from the small interview section in back there's barely any text describing the art aside from the character's name or what game it came from. There is an interview in back of the book, but it mainly discusses the art of Zelda rather than the lore. You will not get insight or commentary in terms of hidden story lines or about the Zelda timeline in this book.
You do get art from the entire series from the original Legend of Zelda to Zelda Twilight Princess HD or Zelda Tri Force Heroes. There are 3,4 pages dedicated to Zelda Breath of the Wild, but again just promotional art you have seen before.
Like the Hyrule Historia, the ink and paper quality i really good. Great coffee table book for when you have guests over or want to browse through it if a loading screen ever pops up.
Overall great compilation of promotional Zelda art through the ages in one location
This is supposed to be a series of 3 or 4 books I hear. I really wonder what the next one is. I'd like to see an updated timeline and have Link Between Worlds and BotW included in the next one, whatever it may be. Fingers crossed for some kind of lore encyclopedia that really digs deep into the games' monsters, dungeons, characters, items, weapons, etc.
Every page is filled with gorgeous art from ALL of the Zelda games and there's even a decent interview portion in the back featuring the creative minds behind them.
And for half the regular retail price you can not beat it. It's awesome. :)
I have two gripes with the book which are mostly minor compared to everything else this book has to offer. Some posters are printed over two pages where the seam hides predominate details (SNES master sword scene in particular) and I was hoping for less box art and more concepts and sketches, thus the "artifacts" of the books title was a little thin.
Content is identical to the non limited edition version. While the content is cool, but it's not mind blowing.
By far the coolest feature is the mater sword slip sheath. Nice touch, big hard to justify the premium over the regular version.
Must have for Zelda die hards. Not so much for anyone else.