The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition is no ordinary gaming book, as it’s designed to look like a giant golden NES cartridge, complete with sleeve, all for $33.45 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. More specifically, the book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with theme-appropriate material inside. The cover itself is made from a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a finished with a spot gritty varnish, while the details are embossed / debossed for added authenticity. Product page. Read more for another hands-on video review, additional pictures and information.
Simply put, this book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge that you might find yourself blowing dust out of the bottom before opening it. Once opened, you’ll discover a comprehensive collection of enemies, items, potions, poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters, and much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma.
If you’ve never played the game, this series focuses on Link, who is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda and the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, who is the principal antagonist of the series. The plots in these games commonly involve a relic known as the Triforce, a set of three omnipotent golden triangles. Why do some Links look different? There are several incarnations of the main character. More information.