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Update 3 (8/4): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion Hero’s Edition is up on Amazon Germany and Amazon France.


Update 2 (7/29): Pre-orders for the Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion Hero’s Edition have opened on Amazon UK.


Update: Also announced today is the GameStop-exclusive Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Create a Calamity Artbook Champions Edition – Summer Convention Exclusive 2018. It has the following:

– Collector’s Box with Die-Cut
– Tapestry Cover Sheet
– Book with Cover-Back Cover Artwork Exclusive to this Edition
– The Champions Premium Art Print
– Six Mini-Prints
– Four Enamel Pins (or Orbs) of the Divine Beast Symbols


Original (7/16): Amazon has revealed a special version of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion book. Launching with the regular version on November 20, the slipcase edition “features the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion and includes the Creating a Champion art book with an exclusive cover, a map of Hyrule printed on cloth, an art print of the Champions’ photo Link hangs in his Hateno home, and a beautiful glass replica of a spirit orb.”

Here’s a more in-depth overview:

Nintendo Life caught up with Dark Horse editor Patrick Thorpe for a discussion about the publisher’s Zelda books. Thorpe spoke about how the partnership with Nintendo started, revealed that Hyrule Historia has sold nearly one million copies, and talked about the Zelda timeline.

We have these excerpts from the interview below. You can read the full discussion here.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia finally released outside of Japan this week. Dark Horse published a trailer for the book, which we have below.

You can purchase The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia in standard and limited edition forms here.

At the end of last year, a special Master Works book for Zelda: Breath of the Wild came out in Japan. It featured a ton of concept art, a history section, developer interview, and more.

It will have taken about a year in the end, but the book is confirmed to be coming west. It’ll be localized as “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion”. Nintendo will once again be working with Dark Horse on the western version.

Update 2 (2/23): Super Mario Encyclopedia pre-orders are now 40% off on Amazon (thanks Tenakira). It’s also now up on Amazon Canada at 26% off.


Update: Amazon has this up for pre-order here.


Original (2/19): The Super Mario Encyclopedia originally debuted in Japan back in October 2015. Three years later, the book is finally getting an English localization.

Dark Horse is continuing its relationship with Nintendo by handling the Super Mario Encyclopedia for western publishing. It offers a look at almost every Super Mario game created, starting from Super Mario Bros. up through Super Mario 3D World. You can expect descriptions of enemies, level layouts, tricks and glitches, and guides for finding all the collectibles. There are a total of 256 pages.

Dark Horse has announced that their ARMS graphic will be offered free of charge as part of their Free Comic Book Day Silver on May 5, 2018. Details from their press release are below: