Player guides were once massively popular, now they are mostly a novelty item reserved for only the most collectable of games for example Zelda: Breath the wild which had its very own official guide which covered every aspect of the game and its two expansions licensed and authored by Piggyback
It would seem that Piggyback did a good job as they will be following that release up with a new guide for Zelda Tears of the Kingdom which according to its amazon listing will come in both hardback (for $44.99) and paperback ($29.99
The books blurb
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom offers a vast world full of varied quests, challenging puzzles, ferocious monsters, and unique sights to behold. Working closely with Nintendo®, we have created the authoritative, all-encompassing guide that this game so richly deserves. We have explored all features and facets of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom with a single mission: to help you discover and enjoy every moment of this game.
Given the original manual/guide has near 10′000 sales on Amazon and holds a 4.8 rating you’d think they will do just as well with the new guide which in its handback form looks very nice and its probably the perfect thing to complete a collectors set.. alongside the custom switch version of course
So curious what the opinions are on guides, I tend to think of them as that thing you buy to add to a collection after carefully flicking through it once or twice - so people buy these as guides or collectables ?
I first noticed this story running on Polygon link of course above is our my words (mostly)