The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts book is set for release in late February as the sequel to Dark Horse’s 2013 best-seller Hyrule Historia. We previously detailed the coffee table book back when pre-order prices dropped on Amazon (still available), and now Dark Horse is unveiling the epic Special Edition version of the book.
Art & Artifacts features loads of concept art, sprites, rare promotional materials, illustrations, interviews and more spanning the entire series including the highly anticipated Breath of the Wild. While the standard version looks great, the Special Edition is taking it to the next level. We are getting gold gilded edged pages and a completely redesigned metallic foil finished cover with a 3D embossed Master Sword and sheath slip cover. An acetate slip case featuring the Master Sword’s golden sheath slides off to reveal the Sword itself on the cover below.
The sword itself…is printed at the size of an actual sword hilt to give the reader the satisfaction of unsheathing the realistic-looking sword from the acetate sleeve sheathe that encases the book. The cover’s background features the Lost Woods in a deep, custom-mixed purple ink with a soft touch lamination and spot-gloss UV which is framed with metallic foil. The pages are gold gilded to round out the premium enhancements.
The Limited Edition version is available for pre-order on Amazon right now for $79.99 with a February 21st release date, but there are only 10,000 copies available. The Standard Edition for $25 Prime shipped will launch on the same day.
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each page. The 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 collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise, as well as rare and never before seen content, presented in one handsome hardcover.
Limited Edition of 10,000 copies
Two elements exclusive to this edition: Master Sword cover and Acetate Slipcase