[Updated 2/17/17 – Guides at GameStop & Amazon]:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild guides have finally appeared on GameStop’s site. Right now they are taking pre-orders on the Standard Edition as well as the Collector’s Edition. They aren’t currently carrying the Deluxe Edition, but they will probably add that later as it gets closer to its new March 31 date. The other two guides arrive alongside the game on March 3, 2017.
[Updated 2/16/17 – Deluxe Guide Pre-Order]:
Barnes & Noble has begun taking pre-order on the Deluxe Edition of the Breath of the wild guide! It’s not cheap though – $79.99! Go here to order.
[Updated 2/10/17 – Pre-Orders Start]:
Since the posting of our original article, Amazon has begun taking pre-orders on the Standard Edition and Collector’s Edition of the Zelda: Breath of the Wild guides! Still no word on the Deluxe Edition pre-order, but when we find out we will update the site.
It seems like forever ago that Zelda was announced for Wii U. Now that it’s coming to both it and the Nintendo Switch in 2017, it’s time to start getting hyped (just incase you’ve managed to suppress your excitement up until now).
Nintendo has done a masterful job of keeping details under wraps for Breath of the Wild. Sure, they give us little crumbs of information and new videos every now and again, but it’s been a long wait.
At least we know one more piece of the puzzle now! Piggyback is creating three separate strategy guides released for the game. In addition to the normal version, there will also be a Collector’s Edition and a Deluxe Edition. We don’t know the specific differences yet between them, but we can tell that both the Deluxe and Collector guides will be hardcover. From the graphic, it appears that they may be larger in page size and page count as well, but it’s impossible to know for sure until more information is released.
Now, I don’t usually purchase strategy guides. However, I make exceptions for two franchises: The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest games. It’s not that they are too difficult to play without a guide. I just really enjoy the artwork and extra information that’s usually contained within. I’m definitely digging all three covers and once I learn what each one contains and price points I will make the decision as to which one to order. Let’s hope that Zelda can somehow make it out sooner than later.
As always, for more information on Breath of the Wild, be sure to stop by our preview. It will have the latest videos and screens as well.