Hyrule Historia To Be Released In English

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Hyrule Historia

Earlier today some eager Zelda fans awoke to find that Dark Horse Books will be publishing The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia for North America. It ships January 29, 2013 at the insanely low price (compared to current import prices) $34.99 ($38.99 Canada). Read more for the excerpt!

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!

- 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.

ISBN-13: 978-1-61655-041-7
Price: $34.99 ($38.99 CAN)
Publisher: Dark Horse
Imprint: Dark Horse Books
Writer: Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma
Artist: Akira Himekawa
Size: 9 x 12
Page Count: 272
Carton Qty: 8
Format: Hardcover, Full Color
Recommended Age: 8+
Comparison Title: The Art of the Mass Effect Universe (ISBN-13 978-1-59582-768-5, $39.99), The Art of Alice: Madness Returns (ISBN-13 978-1-59582-697-8, $34.99)
Genre: Art, Coffee Table, Popular Culture
Ship Date: 1/29/2013
Rights: World except territories specified elsewhere in rights statement

This is some amazing news, and the rest of the world can't wait either! Check out the original PDF here.


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