The graphic novel re-telling of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past that originally graced the issues of Nintendo Power in 1992 will flip the hourglass and return in full-colour form this year via VIZ Media.

Outside of Nintendo's magazine, the graphic novel was last compiled for sale in 1993. Nostalgic collectors have waited many ages and seasons for its return, while younger generations who only knew Nintendo Power in its twilight years might just be catching wind and awakening to the comic's existence for the first time.

Anyone who tracks manga might recognize the visual style in A Link to the Past as that of Shotaro Ishinomori, who's also donned the cap of manga artist for series such as Kamen Rider and Cyborg 009. While the overall story arc of the game is followed, Ishinomori added a few of his own touches and characters, making it an interesting foray between worlds of canon and fabrication.

The graphic novel of A Link to the Past is expected to arrive this May. We can barely mask our enthusiasm for its release. How about you?

[via prweb.com]