Mario could finally get his own encyclopedia in English on October 23, a tome that traces the three decades of his existence in Nintendo games, as spotted by Kotaku.
The original book was released in Japan in 2015, and an English translation is expected to be released on June 15 last year, according to Amazon’s pre-orders, but these lists have been removed without explanation. Nintendo and the publisher, Dark Horse Comics, have remained silent. But now, the Super Mario Encyclopedia has appeared on Amazon with a new release date.
It is available for pre-order now for $ 39.99, sold as being sold by Nintendo, but the list has no image. The German and Spanish versions of the encyclopedia were made available last October. Dark Horse Comics and Nintendo did not immediately react to the comments.
From the original to Super Mario 3D World the Super Mario Japanese version of Encyclopedia contains 256 pages of content from 17 Super Mario games. Also included is an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, game tips to find each star, coin, sun and mushroom, glitch explainers, and leveling. As this is a translation of a 2015 book, the encyclopedia unfortunately does not take into account Super Mario Odyssey.
Nintendo has already teamed up with Dark Horse Comics to create three Legend of Zelda books last year. Dark Horse Comics then followed with a luxury version of the Legend of Zelda encyclopedia, which comes with a gold cartridge, currently available for pre-order. Thus, a luxury edition of the Mario encyclopedia could possibly be on the horizon ….