The magic of the latest entry in The Legend of Zelda franchise is getting another shot in the arm. Gamestop has collaborated with Dark Horse Books for the Creating A Champion Champions' Edition of Breath of the Wild. This collector's edition "pays tribute to the chosen Champions of Hyrule", costs $149.99, and serves as a lovely way to celebrate one of the monumental Legend of Zelda releases.
The Creating A Champion Champions' Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild includes art prints, a tapestry, crafted glass orbs, and more all housed within a burnished leather case with gold foil embellishments. The case alone will make you feel like you're holding a piece of the Zelda lore. Here's a full breakdown of the contents for this collector's item:
- Collector's Box: Burnished leather with gold foil embellishments.
- Creating a Champion Art Book: Features gold gilded page edges.
- Calamity Ganon Tapestry: Printed and cloth; measures 39.5" x 22".
- The Champions Art Print: An all-new illustration by Takumi Wada.
- Six Mini Prints: Featuring Zelda, Link, Mipha, Revali, Daruk, and Urbosa.
- Four Champion Orbs: Each glass orb features a laser etching of one of the Divine Beast symbols and measures 1.5" in diameter.
If you've yet to play Breath of the Wild, the title earned a nine out of ten from Shacknews and set an exceptionally high bar for the Nintendo Switch console early in its life. Here's an excerpt from our Breath of the Wild review:
By avoiding the pitfalls, other open-world adventures have made too often, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild makes itself an instant classic. Instead of a generic, Zelda-themed clone of a Ubisoft or Elder Scrolls title, Nintendo has translated its unique know-how into a Zelda game that brings the franchise in line with current gaming trends. While no one would say that the classic Zelda formula was entirely stale, it would have been disappointing not to see a significant progression with Breath of the Wild, especially with it being the flagship product of Nintendo's latest system.
Though there are some technical issues with Breath of the Wild, they pale in comparison to the sense of wonder and adventure the title projects. By setting The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a launch title for the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo debuted with a system seller. If you're getting a Nintendo Switch, there's simply no question of what the best bang for your buck will be in the system's early days. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game that is meant to be loved and savored for years to come, and I'm sure it will be looked back on with as much fanfare and admiration as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Nintendo's other hallmark titles.
The Creating A Champion Champion's Edition of Breath of the Wild is available now exclusively at Gamestop for $149.99 and you'll want to act quickly if you want a piece of the action before it makes it into the hands of resellers. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.