FRESH AIR BLOWS THROUGH DARK HORSE PUBLISHING LINE
Dark Horse to Publish “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion” in November 2018
Today, Dark Horse Comics is proud to announce The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion art book. Creating a Champion is the latest addition to Dark Horse and Nintendo’s bestselling publishing line and is preceded by The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia, The Art of Splatoon, and The Art of Fire Emblem: Awakening.
This oversized hardcover is the ultimate companion to the award-winning video game The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild and includes material from both of its DLC packs. This book features nearly 50 pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, 296 pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a 55-page historical section that divulges the history of Hyrule as it is known in-game, and interviews with key members of the development team— Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma. Witness the making of a champion! The breathtaking cover is by Takumi Wada.
Praise for The Legend of Zelda publishing line at Dark Horse:
“Hyrule Historia is a book any Zelda fan will treasure.”—IGN
“The artwork is plentiful and beautiful, and there are a lot of quotes that
bring to light how much creative freedom was given with the game.”
“The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts is a gorgeous tribute to the series’ art.”—Nerdist
“Thus, this book, Art & Artifacts, is fantastic because it covers all games from all eras, and opens the door
to the nostalgic versions of these games that made me love Link and his adventures.”—AiPT!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild—Creating a Champion goes on sale November 20, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon and TFAW, and at your local comic shop. This 424-page tome retails for $39.99.
Dark Horse Comics
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, The Legend of Zelda, Halo, The Witcher, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.