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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition Hardcover – June 19, 2018
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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 deluxe edition is just a different cover for the Encylopedia. I do like how they indented in the hardcover itself to make it look like a old school cartridge with an old school cartridge sleeve... The pages themselfs have a gold trimming to it making the outer part of the book look all gold. Then there is also that extra bonus of that instruction booklet which I found nice but won't spoil (it's just 6 pages)
The content inside of it is basically a dictionary on everything zelda. It doesn't really explain the lore or the storys, the other two books did that already. What it does do is basically give definitions to all the zelda characters, items, and places. All very nice, tons of stuff to cover. Then it goes on to expand the lore of what was covered in The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, as well as having concept art, maps, languages, etc. And an exlusive interview. Overall pretty good for those hardcore zelda fans, even though most of these have been talked about in the previous two books already in terms of the artifacts and story in greater detail. But do note there is NO breath of the wild content here, I will explain why that is at the bottom.
If I wasn't a collecter but still a zelda fan who owns the other two books, then I would recommend just getting the regular version honestly. The deluxe edition sells itself on noglastia only, it's not really so much deluxe but rather a LIMITED edition version or COLLECTORS edition of the regular book would have been better wording because really an extra booklet isn't very deluxe. I would have honestly given this a 4 out of 5 because ya there is really nothing deluxe about this, but I can't say I hate it either... I do love my hardcover books. Shop smart, I always say.
Recommendations - If you liked this book, then look foward to the upcoming breath of the wild book because as I mentioned before this book actualy has nothing about BOTW but instead they are making a whole book dedicated to only BOTW. Also as well as a mario encyclopedia if your into that kind of thing, and their final fantasy books that are also coming. All done by dark horse books so you should already know what to expect.
The contents inside of the book is nicely laid out in clean clear text, with pictured examples of just about everything from a variety of sources. The book has an extensive bibliography from what sources all material inside is presented and included from. The book is divided into three sections that encompasses the entire The Legend of Zelda history: Historical Records, Database, and Archives.
One thing to note is that this book is translated from the original Japanese encyclopedia, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Encyclopedia, that was released March 1, 2017. As such, any Breath of the Wild (BOTW) material is abhorrently absent within, despite material from the game being credited on page #2 of the publishing credits. If BOTW material is covered in the book, I certainly don't see it at all.
I definitely recommend this book for fans of The Legend of Zelda, as this is a beautiful book that contains a plethora of wonderful information about all of the games. Everything is presented in gorgeous fashion to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this iconic franchise.
The book itself is very in depth with all the information and artwork from the past games that any Zelda fan can handle and then some. Unfortunately, you won't see anything from BOW here. When the release date was changed from April to June my assumption was that they intended to add the BOW content, it is a little disappointing it's not included.
Aside from cosmetic appearances the deluxe edition doesn't vary in content compared to the standard edition.
I had some serious concerns about how the book would be shipped since I've received enough Zelda books sent in envelopes via Amazon, resulting in many damaged books. Seeing a book shaped box inside the Amazon shipping box almost made me giddy. Packaged in it's own form fitting box, my book arrived in great condition.