Dark Horse is releasing the Ultimate Guide to the Mushroom Kingdom in October 2018.
Mario fans won’t have to brush up on their favorite Nintendo character by reading old Nintendo Power magazines or surfing the web any longer. Coming this October the Super Mario Encyclopedia! will be available for all their Mario factoid needs.
Nintendo is teaming up with Dark Horse to produce the 256-page tome on all things Mario. The encyclopedia will cover all seventeen Super Mario games which span 30 years of gaming history.
Read the full press release below for more details.
MILWAUKIE, Ore., (February 19, 2018)–Today, Dark Horse is excited to announce the expansion of our publishing partnership with Nintendo to release the Super Mario Encyclopedia! The Super Mario Encyclopedia is preceded by New York Times bestseller The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts, The Art of Splatoon, and The Art of Fire Emblem Awakening.
The Super Mario Encyclopedia is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario™ games and spans more than 30 years of the franchise’s history –from the original Super Mario Bros.™ to Super Mario™ 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom–even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
“Dark Horse is incredibly proud to continue our partnership with Nintendo,” said Dark Horse President and Founder Mike Richardson. “Together, we’ve produced beautiful art books to honor the ground-breaking games Nintendo’s created. We’re proud to give fans another way to appreciate the material.”
Super Mario Encyclopedia goes on sale October 23, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, TFAW, and at your local comic shop. This beautiful 256-page volume retails for $39.99.