This is the first in a multi-part series highlighting each element of the highly-anticipated Zelda™ Box Set.
Fans all over the world are clamoring for the Zelda Box Set. In addition to the 6 hardcover Zelda Collector’s Edition strategy guides, treasure chest book holder, and golden 2-sided metal Zelda bookmark; the Zelda Box Set includes an individually numbered certificate of authenticity with a signature and message from Mr. Eiji Aonuma, Producer/Director for The Legend of Zelda™. Today we take a closer look at the certificate of authenticity and answer some of the questions posed by the fabulous Zelda fan community.
The certificate measures 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 and is printed on high quality textured art paper in keeping with its collectable status. The paper was hand-selected as the best material to respectfully showcase the message from Mr. Aonuma.
Each certificate includes the unique collector’s edition number for that box set. This is a limited edition collector’s set—there will only be one production run. The number sequence on the certificate displays the unique number for each box set as well as the total number printed.
The certificate includes a personal message from Mr. Aonuma to Zelda fans and has his signature stamped in gold foil. Initially, the concept was to simply have Mr. Aonuma’s signature on the certificate, but after many discussions with Nintendo, an idea emerged to ask Mr. Aonuma to deliver a message directly to the fans of The Legend of Zelda. Mr. Aonuma agreed. Special paper was sent to Mr. Aonuma in Japan. After he penned his original message to the fans, he sent the paper back to the Prima Games office in California.
What does the message say? All we can tell you at this point is that it is a personal message straight from Mr. Aonuma that all fans will enjoy. Jesse Anderson, Prima Product Manager for The Zelda Box Set has seen and read the original message from Mr. Aonuma. His reaction: “As a fan of The Legend of Zelda, I was very excited to see the message and know that Mr. Aonuma himself wrote it.” You'll just have to wait until the box set is released to see exactly what it says!
This special note from Mr. Aonuma is exclusively available with the Zelda Box Set certificate of authenticity. Preorder your copy of The Zelda Box Set now. Quantities are limited! The Legend of Zelda Box Set is available at these retailers: