The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is Coming to the West

Link to the past

Good news — that lovely looking Zelda book that came to Japan earlier this year, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, is being released in North America at the start of 2013.

Dark Horse Books will be publishing the 272-page hardcover art book, which contains bundles of concept art, the complete history of Hyrule and, of course, that slightly confusing official Zelda timeline. As well as words from Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers involved in the series, there's also a comic from Akira Himekawa, author of the official Zelda manga.

It's scheduled to ship on 29th January 2013. You won't need a Giant's Wallet to afford it, either: it'll cost $34.99 US, $38.99 CAN.

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!

KEY SELLING POINTS:

  • The Legend of Zelda franchise has sold 68 million copies since the release of the first game,
    with the original Legend of Zelda being the fourth best selling NES game of all time, and The
    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time holding the record for the highest reviewed video game of all
    time.
  • Covers the full history of The Legend of Zelda franchise.
  • With an introduction by game designer Shigeru Miyamoto.
  • Includes the official timeline of The Legend of Zelda games, never-before-seen concept art, The
    Legend of Zelda manga, in-depth information on the making of the The Legend of Zelda
    franchise, and art by some of the most storied concept artists in video games.

[via diamondbookdistributors.com]