Fangamer is publishing a book all about the localisation (or localization, if you prefer) of the very first Legend of Zelda title on the NES, and it looks set to be an essential purchase for truly hardcore fans of the series.

Written by professional translator Clyde "Tomato" Mandelin, whose credits include Attack on Titan, One Piece and Dragon Ball, Legends of Localization Book 1: The Legend of Zelda is 208 full-colour pages of info, focusing on the differences between the Japanese and English versions of the NES original.


The standard edition - which costs $29.99 - comes in a hardcover format, and includes an "obi" style jacket and postcard. The deluxe edition - which costs $35 and is limited to 500 - comes with a "passport" packed with tips to help English-speaking players enjoy the Japanese version of the game, a signed gold-foil bookplate and an illustrated bookmark.

You can pre-order both today, and the books are expected to ship in mid-December.