Dark Horse is a powerhouse of a publisher, handling such notable IP’s as Conan, American Gods, Hellboy and my personal favorite Shaolin Cowboy. Dark Horse also handles making comics for Warcraft, Overwatch, and Dota 2. With all this street cred, is it any wonder that they’ve been entrusted with one of Gaming’s most sacred franchises?
The three book Hyrule Historia trilogy reads like an encyclopedia set/art book, featuring everything you could ever want to know about the Legend of Zelda Franchise. The first in the series ‘Hyrule Historia’ details the making of the franchise with art from the entire series. The second ‘Art and Artifacts’ is crammed with all of the art you could ask for from concept art to box art. The final book ‘Encyclopedia’ will include a;
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! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe!
Not to mention:
- An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda.
- An expansion of information from The Legend of Zelda timeline.
- Rare development sketches of your favorite characters.
- An extensive database of items and enemies.
All three books will run you about $120 for the set, but you can pick up ‘Encyclopedia’ on April 24, 2018, for $39.99 here.