Kotaku reported that the upcoming Zelda Encyclopedia is getting a deluxe release that looks strikingly like the original NES cart. This looks like total "collectors bait" and as such I really want one. I might try to add this to my Christmas list but at $80 it's not really in the "stocking stuffer zone."

"Due out in April from Dark Horse, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia is a 320-page tome covering the characters, places and things from the first 30 years of Nintendo’s RPG series. The newly-revealed $80 deluxe edition looks very familiar. It even has an instruction booklet polypropylene sleeve that folds out.

Covered in gold foil paper with embossed, debossed and textured features, the deluxe hardcover edition of The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia looks like it came straight out of a large-ish NES console. Rounding out the illusion is a black polypropylene sleeve lined with velvet flocking and a scale instruction booklet, in case you need to remember how to read a book.

Travis   Admin wrote on 10/24/2017 at 08:42pm

This is gorgeous. Shelf material, even if you aren't the ultimate Zelda fan.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 10/25/2017 at 04:16am

It really is. I think we are hitting "peak retro" too with this sort of thing or at least companies realizing that people that buy this kind of thing are collectors that also like retro games. The Venn Diagram between gamers, collectors and retro has a wide intersection smile

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 10/25/2017 at 09:34pm

I just asked my comic shop to order one for me.

Timogorgon   Member wrote on 11/06/2017 at 04:07am

This would look really good on my bookshelf... Right next to my Link to the Past Players Guide and Comic book!

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