Having scored a hat trick with its Zelda-themed reference books (Hyrule Historia, the Zelda Encyclopedia and Arts & Artifacts), Dark Horse Publishing is pinning its hopes on another Nintendo icon with a new guide on all things Mario-related. The Super Mario Encyclopedia will cover 30 years of the plumber's gaming exploits, ranging from 1985's Super Mario Bros to 2015's Super Mario Maker.

For some bizarre reason the edition won't include anything released after 2015, including the smash Switch hit that is Super Mario Odyssey, but it's still a comprehensive guide to every other mainline entry. It's due out in North America on 23rd October with a price tag of $39.99. No word on a special edition or an EU price tag just yet, but the Zelda ones got a release over here eventually so it's only a matter of time.

Is the Super Mario Encyclopedia a must-have coffee table read or an incomplete Mario record? Let us know...

[via kotaku.com]