Last month, Dark Horse Comics announced the November 20th release date of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion, an extensive art book celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Zelda franchise and the release of Breath of the Wild. A localized version of Breath of the Wild Master Works, which released in Japan last year, the book will feature tons of concept art and developer insights from the latest Zelda title. Beyond the standard edition announced last month, Dark Horse recently revealed two different special edition versions of Creating a Champion, each with its own set of exclusive art, extras, and packaging.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion Hero’s Edition touts a snazzy royal blue color scheme and a few extra goodies:

This deluxe slipcase edition features the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion and includes the Creating a Championart book with an exclusive cover, a map of Hyrule printed on cloth, an art print of the Champions’ photo Link hangs in his Hateno home, and a beautiful glass replica of a spirit orb. Bring light back to Hyrule with the Hero’s Edition!

The Creating a Champion art book is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and includes material from its DLC packs. Witness the making of a champion!

This book features:
  *  Nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada
  *  296 Pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from creators
  *  55 Page historical section that divulges an in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild.
  *  Interviews with key members of the development team including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma”

Dark Horse has also revealed the GameStop-exclusive Champions’ Edition of Creating a Champion, which is sure to excite the most passionate Zelda collectors:

“Dark Horse Books pays tribute to the chosen Champions of Hyrule with with the Champions’ Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion.

This collector’s case features burnished leather with gold foil embellishments, the Creating a Champion art book with exclusive cover and gold gilded edges, a cloth Calamity Ganon tapestry, an art print featuring the Champions flying into battle, six mini prints of each Champion as well as their leader, Zelda, and four beautifully crafted glass Champions’ orbs with laser etchings of the Divine Beast symbols rendered within. Add the strength of the Champions to your own with the Champions’ Edition!

The Champion’s Edition:

  • Collector’s Box with Die-Cut
  • Tapestry Cover Sheet
  • Book with Cover-Back Cover Artwork Exclusive to this Edition
  • The Champions Premium Art Print
  • Six Mini-Prints
  • Four Enamel Pins (or Orbs) of the Divine Beast Symbols”

The Hero’s Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion will cost $99.99 USD and is currently available for pre-order right here. The Champions’ Edition will cost $149.99 USD and is available for pre-order exclusively at GameStop right here. The standard edition will cost $39.99 and is available for pre-order right here.

All editions are scheduled for release on November 20th.

Will you be picking of either special edition of Creating a Champion? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Dark Horse, GameStop (via Nintendo Everything)

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