The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts

This book was such a joy to read through. Not only is the art throughout absolutely fantastic, but I found it to be an incredibly satisfying way to revisit the franchise, by way of these art pieces instead of what we tend to remember of the games (the actual graphics of the games). It’s also made me want to really get around to playing the Zelda games I’ve missed, which are basically all of the Gameboy ones (Link’s Awakening, Oracles, and The Minish Cap). It also includes an interview with some of the artists, that actually offers some insights in what the thinking was when they came up with the main aesthetic for each game.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.