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SNK and Dark Horse are teaming up on a massive book to celebrate Samurai Shodown. Spanning nearly 300 pages with almost 700 documents and illustrations, The Art of Samurai Shodown offers a look into the making of the Switch fighter.

It appears that Dark Horse’s book is based on what was originally created by Pix’n Love Publishing. However, this will now have a worldwide release.

Here’s the full product description:

An Amazon listing has revealed Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, an upcoming book coming from Dark Horse Books. Ian Flynn, the head writer for the IDW Publishing Sonic the Hedgehog comic series, is the author.

Those that pick up the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia can expect “a full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue speedster’s video game appearances”. Amazon’s listing provides the following overview:

A brand new art book is on the way based on Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Bethesda, in collaboration with Dark Horse Comics, are planning a release for 2020.

Amazon offers up the following description of the full-color oversized hardcover book:

As we know, The Art of Cuphead is set to release towards the start of 2020. However, an Amazon listing has now revealed that a limited edition will be offered alongside the standard version.

Here’s what fans can expect from the book:

Dark Horse has put out a trailer for the localized version of The Art of Super Mario Odyssey, which finally arrives in the west on Tuesday. View it below.

You can pre-order The Art of Super Mario Odyssey on Amazon here.

Square Enix and Dark Horse have formed a partnership to release The Art of Mana outside of Japan. This is the first official art book for the Mana series, which contains over 200 pages and 400 illustrations.

Here’s a full description of the book:

The Art of Bravely Default finally came out in the west this week. Fans will be happy to hear that the next book, The Art of Bravely Second: End Layer, is also seeing a release overseas.

Dark Horse Books picked up The Art of Bravely Second: End Layer for English localization. The book is jam-packed with 250 pages of concept art and developer commentary.

Super Mario Encyclopedia has finally made it to North America, thanks to Dark Horse. Watch a trailer promoting its release below.

The Super Mario Encyclopedia can be ordered from Amazon with savings here>.

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.