Nintendo is continuing the partnership they established with Dark Horse Comics and releasing a new Zelda art book, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. Dark Horse perviously published The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, and Art & Artifacts is to be the first in a brand new line of Zelda books in a collaboration between Nintendo and Dark Horse.
The most interesting bit about this new Legend of Zelda art book is that it will include “a sneak peek at art from the newest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, prior to its official release.” Art & Artifacts is slated to be released on February 21, 2017, so the rumored March release date of Breath of the Wild is plausible given the book’s release.
“Readers can peruse over four hundred pages of fully realized artistic masterpieces, exclusive interviews with the design team behind the beloved video game franchise, the official pixel art of the early series, and rare promotional art never before published in this format. The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts offers fans a sneak peek at art from the newest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, prior to its official release.”
The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts sounds like every Zelda fan’s dream come true, and given the quality of Hyrule Historia there is no doubt it will be a best seller, especially considering the fact that it contains artwork for Breath of the Wild before it’s even released. We can’t wait to see what else Nintendo and Dark Horse have in store for us!