The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion|
Dark Horse Books
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion, known in Japan as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Works, is a book released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series, focusing solely on Breath of the Wild.
Creating a Champion features almost 50 pages with sketches and illustrations from Takumi Wada, 296 pages of artwork and commentary about the making of the game from its creators, 55 pages of the history of the game's Hyrule, and interviews with the team members, including Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa, Takumi Wada, and Eiji Aonuma.
Two limited editions were released. The Hero's Edition features an exclusive cover, a deluxe slipcase, a Hyrule cloth map, a print of the Picture of the Champions, and a glass replica of an Spirit Orb. The Champions' Edition, exclusive to GameStop retailers, features gilded pages, an exclusive cover, a collector's leather box, a cloth Calamity Ganon tapestry, an art print of the Champions, six mini prints, and four glass orbs with the Divine Beasts symbols.
- The Japanese release features a concept art of Link's Father and sister which is not present in the English release.
|Champion's Edition unboxing|
- "Publication Date: November 20, 2018" — THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD--CREATING A CHAMPION HC, Dark Horse, retrieved May 14, 2018.
- "Release Date: December 15, 2017" — ゼルダの伝説 30周年記念書籍 第3集 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA BREATH OF THE WILD:MASTER WORKS ゼルダの伝説 ブレス オブ ザ ワイルド:マスターワークス (ゼルダの伝説30周年記念書籍), Amazon Japan, retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "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 fifty pages of sketches and official illustrations from Takumi Wada, two-hundred and ninety-six pages of design artwork and commentary about the making of the game from the creators, a fifty-five-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 LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD--CREATING A CHAMPION HC, Dark Horse, retrieved May 14, 2018.
- "This deluxe slipcase edition features the royal blue worn by the Hylian Champion and includes the Creating a Champion art book with an exclusive cover, a map of Hyrule printed on cloth, an art print of the Champions' photo Link hangs in his Hateno home, and a beautiful glass replica of a spirit orb. Bring light back to Hyrule with the Hero's Edition!" — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-Creating a Champion Hero's Edition, Amazon, retrieved July 16, 2018.
- "This collector's case features burnished leather with gold foil embellishments, the Creating a Champion art book with exclusive cover and gold gilded edges, a cloth Calamity Ganon tapestry, an art print featuring the Champions flying into battle, six mini prints of each Champion as well as their leader, Zelda, and four beautifully crafted glass Champions' orbs with laser etchings of the Divine Beast symbols rendered within. Add the strength of the Champions to your own with the Champions' Edition!" — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Creating a Champion Champions' Edition - Summer Convention Exclusive 2018, GameStop, retrieved July 16, 2018.
- LINK’S FAMILY OMITTED IN THE WESTERN BREATH OF THE WILD CREATING A CHAMPION BOOK, NintendoSoup, published January 11, 2019, retrieved September 19, 2020.