Third Editions Books now available at PixelCrib!

We are excited to introduce you to our latest arrival - these amazing collection of books from Third Editions, a specialty publisher of video game books.

These highly acclaimed books are almost like non-fiction studies of the games. They  narrate their genesis, delving into their backgrounds, and figuring out the gameplay mechanics as well as the developers’ intentions.​ Basically, its all you need to know - and even more.

The books are beautifully made (just wait till you see the stunning gold on the Bioshock book cover!) and have the same overall dimensions so they are perfect for a book-shelf collection. It will suit as a great gift for the gamer in your life or as the perfect excuse to delve back into proper reading. Anyways, enough of us waffling on - check out the collection below!

Zelda: The History of  a Legendary Saga

Zelda: The History of a Legendary Saga

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, Third Editions wanted to pay respect to this legendary saga, one of the most prestigious in the gaming world. This work chronicles every game of the series, from the original NES classic all the way to covering Hyrule Warriors on 3DS.  

The whole Zelda universe is carefully analysed and reflected upon. Dive into this unique publication, presented as an ancient tome, which will allow adventure fans to finally (re)discover the amazing Legend of Zelda.

The Legend of Final Fantasy VII

The Legend of Final Fantasy VII

Quite possibly, this game is on the same (if not close) level of adoration as Ocarina of Time. The game, released in 1997, is now the standard-bearer of a whole generation, and it’s also the one which catapulted Sony’s PlayStation onto center stage. To celebrate this mythic video game’s 15th anniversary, Third Editions wanted to throw itself back into this unbelievable universe. This carefully crafted publication takes a look back at all the titles that helped forge Final Fantasy VII’s mythology (including the Compilation of FF VII), and deciphers their content through examination and original analysis. 

Dark Souls: Beyond the Grave

Dark Souls: Beyond the Grave

If the Dark Souls series managed to seduce players and journalists, it was mainly by word of mouth. It was such a great success that Dark Souls 2 was named “Game of the Year” 2014 by the vast majority of gaming magazines and websites. To date, this saga is one of the most important in the gaming industry. The odd thing is that these games are well known for their difficulty and their cryptic universe.

This publication narrates the epic success story, but also describes its gameplay mechanics and its specific lore across more than 300 pages. Characters, plots and the setting of the three Souls (Demon's Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II) are deciphered by Damien Mecheri and Sylvain Romieu, who spent a long year studying these dense and enigmatic games down to the smallest detail.

Bioshock: From Rapture to Columbia

Bioshock: From Rapture to Columbia

In just three episodes, the BioShock series has made a prominent name for itself amongst players’ hearts. Spiritual successor to System Shock 2, the first BioShock was a video game by Irrational Gales - lead by Ken Levine. Set in 1950’s ambience, with creepy underwater art déco levels, progression in BioShock is possible through open and smart game mechanics, encouraging players to creatively use it’s environment. The atmosphere of the first game was absolutely incredible. 

The saga is also filled with many profound and philosophical themes, while involving the player in every of its aspects. Inspired by the fiction and philosophy of Ayn Rand, it is a rare and mature video game series that succeeds in making you think as you play. 

This non-fiction book delves into the backstory of this series with an in-depth investigation while revealing many anecdotes and unpublished secrets. 

Metal Gear Solid: Hideo Kojima's Cult Work

The Metal Gear games has contributed greatly to gaming by bringing us the 'stealth action-adventure' genre of games.

The series is renowned for its unparalleled attention to its research and detail during production, polished gameplay as well as its riveting but occasionally baffling story-lines.

In this book you’ll find a complete panorama of the cult saga from Hideo Kojima, exploring all its facets: the history of every iteration and trivia from the development cycle, a study of the themes and an analysis of the gameplay mechanics.

The book covers the original NES game all the way to MGS V: The Phantom Pain.

Check out our range of Third Edition Books Here!