Third Editions, French publisher of high-quality gaming history books, announced the stretch goals for their second English translation Kickstarter yesterday as they crossed 85% funded. The second Kickstarter looks to fund English translations of Dark Souls: Beyond the Grave – Volume 2: Bloodborne and Dark Souls III, Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga – Volume 2: Breath of the Wild, and The Legend of Final Fantasy VIII.
Each of the stretch goals below are listed in Euros, however Kickstarter will adjust the currency exchange rate for your region. A couple of the stretch goals will only be of interest if you decide to get the Collector’s Edition books, but if the campaign manages to hit 100K €, Third Editions will add a fourth book to the campaign. They’ve got an incredible library to choose from, so any additional translation is a huge win for English speaking readers.
We hope you are doing well! We’ve now reached 85% of the goal, so it’s time to give you a glimpse of the first stretch goals we have planned:
65K €: Ebooks for free for each book pledged!
70K €: Dust jacket included in each collector’s edition only!
75K €: Lithography included in each collector’s edition only!
80K €: A bookmark included in every book!
90K €: Third Editions’ newspaper (the story of our company) offered for any pledge of one book or more!
100K €: NEW BOOK! (there’s no point in being too mysterious about it ;))
So… brace yourselves and keep spreading the word!
Third Editions specializes in high quality books that explore specific games in a narrative structure. Each book covers the creation of the game and analysis of the mechanics, themes, and legacy that its specific game has. The first Kickstarter campaign successfully raised $170,000 to fund the English translations of five books, covering the BioShock series, Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid franchise, Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda games up to A Link Between Worlds, and the Dark Souls series from Demon’s Souls to Dark Souls II. We’ll have a review of these books once we’ve finished reading the extensive texts, but our early impressions are very, very positive.
The second campaign has a little over three weeks to conclusion, and these campaigns usually see a massive surge near the end after the initial goal is met. If you have yet to back Third Editions gaming history books Kickstarter project, you can check on all of the details and progress on the campaign page. You can buy books that have already been translated to English over on the Third Editions site.