Video Game Book Giveaway: Zelda, Final Fantasy VII, and Dark Souls Books Up for Grabs!

Gamers, this giveaway’s for your collection.

Founded in 2015 by two experts from the video game book market, Third Editions is dedicated to the analysis of the greatest sagas in the history of video games, deciding to approach these titles as cultural works in their own right. 

Recently, they expanded to the international market, and they’re giving away a book (of the winner’s choice). So, if you’re a gamer, and you want to have a cool book to add to your collection, this is your week.

We’re looking at three books about some of the greatest video games in history.

ZELDA. THE HISTORY OF A LEGENDARY SAGA

“To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Third Editions wanted to pay respect to this legendary saga, one of the most prestigious in the gaming world. This work chronicles every game of the series, from the first episode to the latest Hyrule Warriors on 3DS, deciphering the whole universe using deep analysis and reflection.

Dive into this unique publication, presented as an ancient tome, which will allow adventure fans to finally (re)discover the amazing Legend of Zelda.

This book was written by Nicolas Courcier and Mehdi El Kanafi, former authors and now publishers. The first print was release [sic] in 2010 and the book has been updated since.”

THE LEGEND OF FINAL FANTASY VII

“What gamer hasn’t tried Final Fantasy VII? The game, released in 1997, is now the standard-bearer of a whole generation, and it’s also the one which catapulted Sony’s PlayStation onto center stage. To celebrate this mythic video game’s 15th anniversary, Third Editions wanted to throw itself back into this unbelievable universe.

This carefully crafted publication takes a look back at all the titles that helped forge Final Fantasy VII’s mythology (including the Compilation of FF VII), and deciphers their content through examination and original analysis.

This book was written by Nicolas Courcier and Mehdi El Kanafi, former authors and now publishers. The first print was release [sic] in 2011.”

DARK SOULS. BEYOND THE GRAVE

“If the Dark Souls series managed to seduce players and journalists, it was mainly by word of mouth. It was such a great success that Dark Souls 2 was named “Game of the Year” 2014 by the vast majority of gaming magazines and websites. To date, this saga is one of the most important in the gaming industry. The odd thing is that these games are well known for their difficulty and their cryptic universe.

This publication narrates the epic success story, but also describes its gameplay mechanics and its specific lore across more than 300 pages. Characters, plots and the scenario of the three Souls (Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II) are deciphered by Damien Mecheri and Sylvain Romieu, who spent a long year studying these dense and enigmatic games down to the smallest detail.

These two authors are videogames [sic] journalists with a lot of experience. Damien has already written three books and Sylvain own a very famous blog dedicated to the Souls saga.”

The giveaway

So, we are giving away one book. The winner can pick any from the three books above.

The giveaway is open to US residents and runs from today until January 14.

Simply tweet and comment via the widget below, and you’re good to go.

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