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The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia (The Legend of Zelda)

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This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD.

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 i
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Hardcover, 327 pages
Published June 19th 2018 by Dark Horse Books
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Lewis Van Osdel
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a must have item for a hardcore Zelda fan! The book is filled with a lot of information covering games from the last 30 years.

The book is packed with information covering every canon Zelda game released through 2016, so the book really covers the first 30 years of the Zelda franchise. If you are a fan of the Zelda timeline, then you will find an updated 2016 version that places where A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes games appear plus you will see a r
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Allie Ryan
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great in-depth look into the Zelda franchise, filled with text, drawing concepts, pictures, and screenshots from all of the games in the franchise leading up to Breath of the Wild (this book is based on the Japanese translation which was published a few months before Breath of the Wild).

A gorgeous addition to the “trilogy”, it is packed with over 300 pages worth of material divided into three primary sections: Historical Records, Database, and Archives.

The first section historical records dive
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Rodolfo
Jul 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Ohh boy! This couldn't have a more appropriate title! Indeed, this book contains way more information than the previous two combined.

Every single item, every single pick able stuff, every dungeon, level, monster and NPC ever in the 30 years of Zelda, excluding Breath of the Wild, is here.

This was definitely a challenge. Here I was thinking it'd be a smooth ride filled with pictures such as Arts & Artifacts, but I was way off! There are pictures, and even different than in Hyrule Historia, b
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Olivia
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In the interview with series produce Eiji Aonuma, he expresses the hope that this Encyclopedia will make fans feel nostalgic for the Zelda franchise. Well, mission accomplished! All I want to do now is play all the Zelda titles again.

Packed full of detailed information about each title and the Zelda franchise as a whole, this book really is a testament to how impressive and important the Zelda series is for players, and how impactful and influential the games have been on the gaming industry as
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Giulia
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As usual, the quality is insane. Pity that Breath of the Wild was left out once again tho.
Samuel Ch.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful compilation of all the Hyrule culture, its religion, lands, monsters, villages. Everything about this magic place.

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This is almost everything I wanted from this book. The book is absolutely huge and detailed, and it spent a long time in translation. So long, that it seems odd not to have anything about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild despite coming out over a year after the game. That's a timing issue and not reflective of the work as a whole. I hope to see more books like this for other series.
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