‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Latest News: Art book for game to be released

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A promotional image for Nintendo's hit video game "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." (Facebook/LegendofZelda)

Nintendo will release another “The Legend of Zelda” art book focusing entirely on the franchise’s latest installment.

Nintendo shared on Twitter sample images of the art book. The sneak peek features “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” character sketches. One of the images shows a concept art of King Dorephan, father of Sidon, the Zora prince. Another is a sketch of Sidon himself, which offers a striking difference from his final appearance in the video game.

Another interesting detail on the post is the backgrounder on the royal family of Zora. The said description, however, is written in Japanese.

According to a report by Gamespot, the first “Zelda” art book titled “Hyrule Historia” came out back in 2013. The art book gave fans a look at how the series’ different installments took shape within the “Zelda” timeline. A follow-up came in the “The Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts” book. It showcased some rare sketches and other artworks from every “Zelda” game made.

Meanwhile, a report from CinemaBlend said that fans grew excited upon hearing the news. Some were reportedly inquiring when they could purchase the new books. Others, on the other hand, were said to be requesting for an English version of “Hyrule Historia,” which was originally released in Japanese.

The announcement of the new art book comes on the heels of Nintendo’s confirmation of a new expansion for the game. The DLC pack will launch during the holiday season for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii consoles. Moreover, the DLC will focus on the game’s backstory, which will likely shed some light on questions surrounding the main game.

Apart from the latest “Zelda” news, Nintendo Switch owners can also look forward to some unannounced games. The company’s executive managing officer Shinya Takahashi said in a recent investor meeting mentioned that they will be releasing some titles soon.

“We are working on a variety of projects now where we are asking ourselves how we can follow up on 1-2-Switch in terms of using Nintendo Switch to play differently, and what would be fun to play,” explained Takahashi.