The Deluxe Edition Zelda Encyclopedia Looks Like An NES Cart

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Due out in April from Dark Horse, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a 320-page tome covering the characters, places and things from the first 30 years of Nintendo’s RPG series. The newly-revealed $80 deluxe edition looks very familiar.

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Covered in gold foil paper with embossed, debossed and textured features, the deluxe hardcover edition of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia looks like it came straight out of a large-ish NES console. Rounding out the illusion is a black polypropylene sleeve lined with velvet flocking and a scale instruction booklet, in case you need to remember how to read a book.

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If you ask me, the deluxe edition presents a problem. This is the third book in the “Goddess Collection,” which includes the bestselling Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts. The standard edition matches the first two volumes nicely.

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Part of me wants to collect the whole set. The other part is salivating over this:

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Tough call. Fortunately I have until April 24, 2018 to figure it out.

Kotaku elder, lover of video games, keyboards, toys, snacks, and other unsavory things.

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danentwistle
Dan Entwistle

The standard edition matches the first two volumes nicely.

That was exactly my first thought. The Limited Edition is lovely, but I’ll keep my pre-order for the Standard Edition to complete my set.