The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia dated for April 2018
Dark Horse has more than just Final Fantasy up their sleeve. Scheduled for a 24 April 2018 release is The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, a guide book compressing thirty years of history into a 320-page hardcover tome.
The publisher has previously released two other Zelda books – ‘The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia’ in 2013 and ‘The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts’ earlier this year. They covered the timeline and artwork respectively, whereas the Encyclopedia complements the two by zeroing in on lore details. Together they make up what Dark Horse and Nintendo call the Goddess Collection.
This third book was announced a few days back. According to the blog post:
“The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a 320-page exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda franchise from the original The Legend of Zelda to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The guide describes enemies and items, potions and poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in the 2013 smash-hit Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma!”
The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Things From Another World, and participating comic shops. The Amazon listing goes for US$23.99 (about S$33) with standard shipping to Singapore an extra US$10.
It’s unfortunate that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn’t represented in the collection. It’s an immense game, however, so perhaps Nintendo plans on having a book dedicated to it.