Amazon has opened pre-orders on the limited edition The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artefacts book. The luxurious book is extremely limited in quantity as there’s only 10,000 copies featuring the original cover with a raised 3D embossed Master Sword. If you want to pre-order the item then it is going to cost you $79.99. You can check out the item description, below.

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Dark Horse and Nintendo are proud to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts Limited Edition!

This exclusive edition of only 10,000 copies features an original cover with a
raised 3D embossed Master Sword. The book fits into an acetate slip case that features a golden sheath for the Master Sword and emulates the sword being removed from the sheath when the book is removed from the top of the slipcase.

Containing artwork from the entire history of the video game franchise, including the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild, this is the sequel hardcover to Dark Horse’s 2013 bestseller, The Legend of Zelda™: Hyrule Historia. It includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more!

The sword itself is a 3D embossed sculpt with a metallic foil finish and is printed at the size of an actual sword hilt to give the reader the satisfaction of unsheathing the realistic-looking sword from the acetate sleeve sheathe that encases the book. The cover’s background features the Lost Woods in a deep, custom-mixed purple ink with a soft touch lamination and spot-gloss UV which is framed with metallic foil. The pages are gold gilded to round out the premium enhancements.

The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each page. The book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.

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  1. Nintendo can’t help itself, can it? How many did Amazon fucking get!? 3 copies!? I understand limited edition but god damn!

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      • Not sure if you realize it but this is Zelda & you don’t do ANYTHING with that franchise without Nintendo’s say so. In fact, you don’t do anything with anything of Nintendo’s without their say so. But I will give you credit for trying to damage control for Nintendo, though. I expect a lot of it if the Switch ends up being a total letdown for many.

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      • Not really damage controlling, just pointing out the obvious fact that Nintendo isn’t the one publishing the book and making the copies of it. Did they have a say in making it, of course. But it’s very unlikely that they said how many copies to make and distribute. But common sense isn’t really a think around hear.

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        • Common sense tells me it’s Nintendo’s property, they will be making some money off of this too, and they will have some control over distribution. And considering Nintendo has done shitty stock of other things lately, it stands to reason they are partly responsible for this, too.

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