Nintendo recently announced a new book titled Hyrule Encyclopedia that will certainly complement both Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts as Nintendo’s official coverage of the history of The Legend of Zelda. The book, which is due to be released in Japan this coming February, will be rounding out Nintendo’s celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Zelda series, Siliconera reports.

Naturally, Hyrule Encyclopedia will be every Zelda fan’s go-to reference for facts, figures, and lore about Hyrule. The first section of the book is slated to be a visual encyclopedia, showing artwork of artifacts such as the Master Sword and Hyrule Kingdom while pouring over their history. The middle section of the book will be a rich archive detailing the series’ dungeons, enemies, items, and characters, among other things. Lastly, it will also include archives straight out of Nintendo’s past and provide explanations for the game’s events as well as Nintendo’s view of the storyline.

Nintendo hasn’t yet revealed specific dates for bringing this book to Europe and the United States; however, they do plan to release it in the West sometime during 2017.

  • Vladislak

    This one could actually be a game changer for the fanbase like Hyrule Historia was. I’m excited for it!

    • JepMZ

      That’s literally what happened lol

      • Vladislak

        It’s really just sparked debates. It’s not actually written by anyone from Nintendo (unlike HH which as I recall had Aonuma as editing supervisor), it seems to contradict the games, and most importantly there’s a foreword that says they took creative liberties with the lore. All of which calls into question what parts of it are canon and what aren’t.

  • Linkle

    As a theorist, I find this both exciting and foreboding.

    Hyrule Historia was my life. If they alter anything at all or deny the existence of certain events then I will be extremely angry.

  • my booths

    I have the digital copy of Hyrule Historia but now I am thinking of buying the hard copy and the Arts & Artifacts book!