Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros.

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Encyclopedia Super Mario Bros., also known as Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: Nintendo Official Guide Book (Japanese: スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック Sūpā Mario Burazāzu Hyakka: Nintendō Kōshiki Gaido Bukku), is an encyclopedia that was released exclusively in Japan on October 19, 2015, as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.. The book covers characters, enemies, power-ups, items, stages, techniques and graphics from all 17 titles in the main Super Mario series up to Super Mario 3D World,[1] as well as developer interviews, concept art, well-known glitches, and level design explanations.[2] It contains 256 pages.

This book was supposed to be translated in English and released in North America and Europe by Dark Horse Comics on June 15, 2017,[3] although preorders for the English translation were canceled in May 2017,[4] with the new release date now being yet to be defined. Its German translation will be released on the 12th of October 2017 by TOKYOPOP[5][6] and its Spanish translation will be released on the 17th of October by Planeta Cómic.[7][8]


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  1. ^ (September 9, 2015). Nintendo releasing Super Mario encyclopedia in Japan. GoNintendo. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ Vogel, M. (October 21, 2015). Nintendo of Japan Has Just Published a 30th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Complete Encyclopedia. Nintendo Life. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Brian (February 18, 2017). Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia coming to North America and Europe in June. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  4. ^ Brian (May 6, 2017). Amazon UK cancelling Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia pre-orders. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Official page of the Super Mario Bros. Enzyklopädie – Die ersten 30 Jahre on TOKYOPOP's site.
  6. ^ Page of the Super Mario Encyclopedia – Die ersten 30 Jahre on TOKYOPOP's online shop.
  7. ^ Official announcement from Planeta Cómic's Twitter account.
  8. ^ Spanish cover from Planeta Cómic's Twitter account.

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