Third Editions is a French publisher who’s campaigning to translate their gaming related encyclopaedias into English. Each book focuses on a particular game’s story, background, gameplay mechanics and the developer’s intentions.

The first three books they’re working to translate are the three best-sellers that delve into the worlds of Zelda, Final Fantasy VII and Dark Souls. Third Editions are seeking funding via Kickstarter to cover the costs of translation and publishing. Each book is available in both physical and eBook format. €10 will net you an eBook of your choice. Add an extra €10 for each subsequent book. €79 will get you a sweet looking collector’s edition bundle that includes physical copies of all three books in a gorgeous engraved wooden box.

If the project is a success, Third Editions will add translations of more of their published works in the form of stretch goals. You can find out more info and pledge to the campaign right here.


Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane

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