Dark Horse Publishing, the publisher that brought us the previous two stunning books, Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, have set a release date for a third addition which will be a Zelda Encyclopedia.
As part of the “Goddess Collection”, the third book will be the final iteration, and will be a 320-page guide to every Legend of Zelda title starting from the first game, all the way up to Twilight Princess HD. The book will feature maps, illustrations and also an exclusive interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma.
The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia will be available April 2018, and can be purchased for $39.99, which is not too much to ask if you’re collecting the trio of books.
I have Arts and Artifact… I’ve been told Historian is pretty much the same but I still want it lol. Can anyone confirm?
Hyrule Historia is NOT like Art and Artifacts. It’s mich more. It contains the story of each game, the official timeline and yes, tons of art. A lot of the art though, is pre-designs (the proper term escapes me) for characters from skyward sword.
Thanks for that, I’m gonna get it eventually but now I want it more since I know there’s more to it.
Arts and Artifacts are just pictures, Hyrule Historia gives you a synopsis of all the games, shows you a timeline, and even a manga in the back. Only art I can think of is the concept art.
Thanks for your reply, I got Art and Artifacts and it was a buddy of mine who said it was similar. He has Historia but could find Art and Artifacts… Perhaps he said that so I wouldn’t get both before him lol :p
Whoo hoo! I can complete the Triforce of books soon!
Ok shut up and take my money, im a sucker when it comes to Zelda art related books.
Already have the first two, cant wait for the third one.
FYI, the Encyclopedia was already released in Japan its preface states that a lot of its content was made up by Dark Horse writers – it even contradicts the Hyrule Historia.
It tries to claim that Majora’s Mask “was all a dream” even, lol
But how would you know that if Japan had it first?
That’s a silly question. He can either read Japanese so had it imported from Japan or is Japanese himself.
Or he went online & saw it on a Japanese site.
Til they release an updated Hyrule Historia to include the newest entries, I’m good with just Hyrule Historia.
I bought Hyrule Historia back when it first released, but never opened it.