Zelda: Hyrule Historia Confirmed For English Release
Disclaimer: This is a book, not a game.
08.20.12 - 12:10 AM
If you're a big The Legend of Zelda fan, then it's likely you already know about the Hyrule Historia. It's a big, hardcover book that includes all sorts of information, art and, mostly importantly, a history of the Zelda universe. The Zelda timeline has been a point of contention for fans over the years, but this book clears all that up and has, until now, only been available in Japan.
Thanks to Dark Horse Comics, Hyrule Historia will be available in North America on January 29th of 2013 and will retail for $34.99 USD. No word on whether it will be brought to other western countries, but I suspect most of you (like me) will be happy to import it from the USA.
Here's the official release from Dark Horse:
"Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link’s adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga — Akira Himekawa!"