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'RuneScape: The First 20 Years' Hitting Bookshelves In October

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Fans of RuneScape may have some more reading on their hands. RuneScape: The First 20 Years—An Illustrated History is set to release this fall.

The book is in partnership with Dark Horse Books publishing and Jagex due to be published in the fall of this year. It’s meant to be an official companion of sorts to the main game, RuneScape. The book will provide you with exclusive looks behind the scenes as the game celebrates its historic 20th anniversary. This will be accomplished in part with various exclusive interviews with the designers and developers, accompanied by hundreds of illustrations and art.

There will also be a deluxe edition of the book available exclusively in the RuneScape Merch Store. Jagex CEO, Phil Mansell, spoke about the book in the accompanying press release:

“I am delighted Jagex is teaming up with Dark Horse, an illustrious company that shares our passion for delivering high-quality creative storytelling. 20 years of RuneScape is a massive milestone for Jagex and our games, and I thank our community for being on this incredible journey with us. RuneScape: The First 20 Years will provide our players with a unique insight into the story of the past two decades and a chance to explore RuneScape’s fantasy world of Gielinor like never before.”

If you’re interested in purchasing, you can grab  RuneScape: The First 20 Years in comic shops and bookstores October 5, 2021. It’s available for pre-order now through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and your local comic shops and bookstores for $39.99.

The Deluxe Edition will include a special variant cover, card slipcase, hard backed folio containing art prints, gold edged pages and page marker and can be pre-ordered now exclusively from the RuneScape Merch Store priced $99.99.

For an update on the log in issues affecting the game, check out our ongoing coverage here.


Poorna Shankar