Publisher Third Edition to localise books on Zelda, NieR, Final Fantasy and Dark Souls


Second Kickstarter a smash success

French book publisher Third Edition have announced that their second Kickstarter campaign has been hugely successful, thus enabling them to localise a selection of their highly-acclaimed video game tomes.

Nearly 2,000 backers contributed over $155,000, and now work will begin on translating four of the company's titles into English. The three initial releases are Dark Souls: Beyond The Grave Volume 2. The Legend of Final Fantasy VIII and The Legend of Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga (Volume 2: Breath of the Wild). As the Kickstarter reached its stretch goal, a fourth book, The Work of Taro Yoko: From Drakengard to NieR: Automata, joins the lineup.

This is the second successful crowdfunding campaign held by Third Edition. Back in 2016, the publisher raised the cash needed to localise books based on BioShock, Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy VII, as well as the first two volumes on the Zelda and Dark Souls franchises. Third Edition have stated that it hopes to translate their entire library in time. Given the success of these crowdfunding efforts. It seems a foregone conclusion.

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