Nintendo book-publishing favorite Dark Horse Comics has confirmed it will bring The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia to North America and Europe with a release date of April 24, 2018, serving as the final volume in the “Goddess Collection” trilogy. It’s a 320 page volume with detailed information on every game in the series up through 2016’s The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.
Encyclopedia will offer a comprehensive look at items, characters, and maps as a celebration of the franchise’s 30th anniversary. To sweeten the deal, it includes an exclusive interview with series producer Eiji Aonuma. Focusing on the first 30 years, there won’t be any detailed information regarding the latest, highly acclaimed game in the series, 2017’s Breath of the Wild — perhaps because the book previously launched in Japan earlier this past February, before the game came out in March.
Dark Horse Comics has had a long relationship with The Legend of Zelda in book form, having previously published Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts in the past four years for western readers. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia features cover art designed for it to sit next to those past books. It will run $40 USD when it launches next April, with no word on a collector’s edition as of yet.