Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

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English front cover of Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia

Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia, also known as [Nintendo Official Guide Book] Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia 30th Anniversary 1985-2015[1] and 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) in Japan, 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,[2] as well as developer interviews, concept art, well-known glitches, and level design explanations.[3] 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,[4] although preorders for the English translation were canceled in May 2017,[5] and the release date has been moved to October 23, 2018.[6] However, the date was later modified again, this time on October 16[7]. Its German translation was released on October 12, 2017 by Tokyopop[8], its Spanish translation was released on the October 17 by Planeta Cómic[9] and its French translation will be released on the July 4, 2018 by Soleil Productions in the Soleil Manga collection[10][11].


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  1. ^ Last page of the German translation of the Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia.Media:ESMB German page 256.png.
  2. ^ (September 9, 2015). Nintendo releasing Super Mario encyclopedia in Japan. GoNintendo. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Brian (February 18, 2017). Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia coming to North America and Europe in June. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  5. ^ Brian (May 6, 2017). Amazon UK cancelling Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia pre-orders. Nintendo Everything. Retrieved July 2, 2017.
  6. ^ ECCC 2018: Dark Horse Powers Up Publishing Line with "Super Mario Encyclopedia". Dark Horse. Retrieved February 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Page of the Super Mario Encyclopedia – Die ersten 30 Jahre on Tokyopop's online shop.
  9. ^ Page of the Enciclopedia Super Mario Bros 30ª Aniversario on PlanetadeLibros' site.
  10. ^ Official announcement of the release on Soleil Manga website.
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