Dark Horse comics is publishing a brand Zelda art book, titled The Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts.
This will be the second collection published by Dark Horse, following 2013 book The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. Arts and Artifacts will feature more than 400-pages worth of “rare promotional art,” Nintendo licensed pixel art and interviews with the franchise’s design team, Dark Horse said in an announcement.
Although Arts and Artifacts will take a look at the past of the Legend of Zelda franchise, it will also look forwards towards the future with a sneak peek at the artwork and styles involved with next year’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for WiiU and Nintendo NX.
The book will hit store shelves February 21, 2017, but you can pre-order it now for $39.99 USD.
The official Amazon blurb describes the book as such:
“The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts contain over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda™ including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild! Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece. This book includes rare promotional pieces, game box art, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art, interviews with the artists, and much, much more! The Legend of Zelda™: Art and Artifacts collect many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.”
Some other recent Zelda literature includes the Twilight Princess manga series being localized by Viz Media, which will release in March.
Since 2013’s Hyrule Historia there has been a number of new releases, including A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS, and Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD for the WiiU.
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