We found out recently that Mario is getting his own encyclopedia detailing his exploits and it is now available for pre-order on Amazon. If you want a copy then it is going to cost you $79.99. The Super Mario Encyclopedia Limited Edition is due to be released in North America on October 25th so you’ve got plenty of time to make your mind up.
“This limited edition comes with an embossed slipcase specially designed to look like the iconic Super Mario Question Mark Block! Inside, you’ll find one of four covers–Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom–each accentuated with shimmering holofoil! The book also includes a ribbon bookmark, printed with the original beanstalk design from Super Mario Bros., and a sky-and-cloud design printed along the pages’ edge.
Super Mario Encyclopediais jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games–from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom–even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
Buyers will receive one of four covers, chosen randomly (Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Super Star, or 1-Up Mushroom), each in the “Question Mark Block” slipcase.”