Dark Horse’s Hyrule Historia and Arts & Artifacts were well-received by many Zelda fans, with both containing several insights into the story and art of the series. Excitingly, it was recently announced that a follow-up, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, will be joining the two books as part of the “Goddess Collection”.

The encyclopedia will contain a 320-page comprehensive guide of every Zelda game between The Legend of Zelda and Twilight Princess HD, with descriptions and explanations of items, characters, and character relationships. It will also include detailed maps, illustrations, and screen caps. Finally, it will include an exclusive interview with Eiji Aonuma, the producer of the Legend of Zelda series.

The encyclopedia will sell for $39.99 and will be released in April of 2018. It will likely be available for pre-order soon.

But what do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the next installment in the Goddess Collection? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Kotaku

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  • Dylan

    but will BoTW be in it as well?

  • JessterK

    Wonder why it doesn’t include BOTW. They really are playing coy about its place in the timeline.

  • Christian Beach

    It doesn’t include BotW? That blows, because that means we still won’t get any answers on the timeline placement.

    Hopefully the Champions Ballad DLC will remedy that.

  • Dylan

    I yihnk primarily in CT but also a Dragon Break.

  • yunku2002

    BotW is not included because the book was released alongside it in March.

  • Jebradiah Drake

    It’s a Triforce in a Triforce XD

  • Jebradiah Drake

    For the most part I like the design on the cover, but I would have changed the three words on each section of the Triforce. Instead of having the name of the most common holder of that piece of the Triforce, I would have simply written “Power”, “Wisdom”, and “Courage” on them since that’s what they will always represent no matter who’s hands they fall into. Like in ALBW when the Triforce of Power and Wisdom fell into the hands of Hilda and Yuga.

  • Isn’t the third book supposed to be all about BotW? What happened to that?

  • Christian Beach

    That’s about where I’m leaning as well.

  • Dylan


  • Dylan

    it makes sense.

  • Ben H. Clément

    Wouldn’t it be boring? I mean there is already a BotW guide I think? So a complete encyclopedia on one game would be deceiving for me

  • Well, new artwork. I personally cannot get enough of BotW.

  • Dylan

    well HH is pretty much book of Medora.

  • Marandahir

    Because it came out before BotW in Japan. It’s just taken this long to get translated.

  • Marandahir

    It took them long enough to translate this one.

  • Marandahir

    No. It came out before BW in Japan, and therefore didn’t include any BW material.

    Strangely, it retcons the Hyrule Historia with changes, like moving Oracles to after LA with a new Link and a new Zelda, and it has a few other weird timeline details. Remember that this was written essentially by Japan’s version of Nintendo Power, unlike the HH…

  • Lifeoflink

    I’m with you two.

  • That sound like an updated version of Hyrule Historia. I’m talking about the book mentioned here [1] at the 40-minute mark. They say it comes out in September and is entirely devoted to the artwork from Breath of the Wild.

    [1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyVOztt4vGE

  • Marandahir

    That’s Book 4 in the series. This one is Book 3 and came out like late last year in Japan, it’s just now being translated.

  • Hylian Terrier

    Completely agree with all of you.

  • Looks like I’m saving money…Wooo~

  • Kafke

    >”The encyclopedia will contain a 320-page comprehensive guide of every Zelda game between The Legend of Zelda and Twilight Princess HD, with descriptions and explanations of items, characters, and character relationships.”

    *Every* game? Like, including the game watch and ancient stone tablets? I’m very excited to see what kind of misinformation this book has in it. I hear it’s pretty bad.

  • Thomas Foolery

    Oh it’s pretty bad, yeah. It’s mostly just Ninteno Dream’s fan-canon of the games. At least the book has a disclaimer saying as much so nothing in it should be taken seriously.

  • Nikki

    Yes, I’m looking forward to it!