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At New York Comic-Con yesterday, Akira Himekawa hosted a special panel. It was dedicated almost entirely to their work on The Legend of Zelda manga. If you’re interested in watching the full panel, you can do so below.

Update 3 (10/2): The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is up on Amazon UK and Amazon Germany.


Update 2 (10/1): Pre-orders are discounted again, now down to $23.99 on Amazon.


Update (9/30): Pre-orders have been discounted to $34.10 on Amazon.


Original (9/28): Amazon has opened pre-orders for The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia. You can reserve your copy here. For those of you in Canada, you can get it here.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia features 320 pages covering the first game up through Twilight Princess HD. You’ll find “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 much, much more, including an exclusive interview with series producer, Eiji Aonuma”. It also has expanded coverage of the Zelda timeline and rare development sketches of characters.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia releases on April 24, 2018.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia came out in Japan earlier this year. Dark Horse Comics is readying the English release, and it now has a release window. You can look forward to the North American launch in April 2018.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia will cover the series’ first game up through Twilight Pricness HD. Spread across 320 pages, you’ll find explanations and descriptions of everything from items and potion to relationships between characters. The book contains maps, illustrations, and screencaps plus an interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma.

Pre-orders for The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia are opening soon. Pricing is set at $39.99.

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Grant Kirkhope just wrapped up his work on Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle as the game’s composer. But Mario isn’t the only Nintendo franchise Kirkhope is interested in contributing to.

Speaking with GamesMaster this month, Kirkhope spoke about really wanting “to get on to Zelda”. Part of this is due to Zelda: A Link to the Past being his favorite game of all time, and having a great deal of respect for the soundtrack.

One of the statues First 4 Figures took pre-orders for earlier this year was The King of Red Lions from Zelda: Wind Waker. It now seems that production is complete, as IGN has posted an unboxing video. Have a look at it below.

At Japan Expo in France, The Art of Legend of Zelda Series Masterclass was held with series producer Eiji Aonuma, art director Satoru Takizawa, and illustrator Yusuke Nakano. Thanks to Nintendo UK, the full event is now online with English subtitles. Check it out below.

Nintendo of France has uploaded a video of the full Master Class – The Art of the Legend of Zelda Series panel from Japan Expo to Youtube. Eiji Aonuma (producer), Eiji Nakano (illustrator) and Satoru Takizawa (art director) talked about what it was like creating the art of Breath of the Wild and several other Zelda games. Note that the panel was held in French (and Japanese), so you’ll have to understand either of those two languages to get the full experience out of this.

Nintendo has been sharing special Zelda art pieces to promote the masterclass held by series producer Eiji Aonuma and other developers at Japan Expo. Following the event of the session, the final piece of art was published online. You can view it above, and look at the other two pieces of art here and here.

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At the Zelda Masterclass panel at Japan Expo in Paris, it was revealed that more Zelda behind-the-scenes books will be making their way to the West.

First up is Hyrule Encyclopedia, which is an extensive visual guide to the world of The Legend of Zelda, containing tons of art and information about the various items, enemies, locations etc across the series. It is currently set to be released in September in France, though we’d be surprised if it wasn’t released at the same time in other countries and languages.

Nintendo published another piece of new Zelda art just in time for Japan Expo 2017. Series producer Eiji Aonuma and other developers will be hosting a special masterclass at the French expo this week.

As for the art, it’s based on Eugène Delacroix’s “La Liberté guidant le peuple”. That’s an artwork at the Louvre, in case you were unaware.

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