After 2013's The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, you could probably be forgiven for thinking that there's not much more Legend of Zelda material left to collect. That was, after all, a massive hardcover that featured 280 pages of art and information that took readers through the thirty-year history of the beloved video game franchise --- and considering that it was one of the biggest books of the year, it certainly accomplished its goal of giving long-time fans everything they wanted.

It turns out, however, that there was more. A lot more. Like, four hundred pages more, from concept art to illustrations from the instruction manuals to promotional images for everything from the original NES game all the way up to the upcoming Breath of the Wild.

Now, Dark Horse and Nintendo are teaming up once again to collect it in a massive hardcover called Art and Artifacts, set for release next year. Check out a preview below!



I have to say, I like that the cover matches Hyrule Historia's, just in a different color. And since that book's green obviously forms the baseline, I'm going to assume that the red cover of Art & Artifacts means that it has resistance to fire. Uh, but maybe don't test that one out for yourself.

Here's the official word:

Following the fantastic success of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, Dark Horse and Nintendo® are excited to announce the next installment in a legendary partnership and the first in a new line of The Legend of Zelda literature. On February 21, 2017, Dark Horse will release The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts.

Fans of The Legend of Zelda are in for a treat with The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Readers can peruse over four hundred pages of fully realized artistic masterpieces, exclusive interviews with the design team behind the beloved video game franchise, the official pixel art of the early series, and rare promotional art never before published in this format. The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts offers fans a sneak peek at art from the newest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, prior to its official release. This breathtaking volume is essential for any true Zelda fan!


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