The Legend of Zelda's Hyrule Historia translated into English and coming in January
Being a Legend of Zelda fan, when I first heard of Nintendo's Hyrule Historia, which can be best described as the ultimate geek tome for all things Zelda-related, I felt that my head could have exploded just at the thought of such a book actually existing.
Until I realized that it was only available in Japan. Cruel, cruel reality.
But look! The light of the goddesses is shining down upon the West. It is revealing the glorious news that The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is riding on a speeding arrow to the U.S.! (pardon the flourish, I'm just excited) That's right, the ultimate Zelda geek tome will be translated into English for the first time, courtesy of Dark Horse Comics, who will release the book Stateside on January 16, 2013 for $34.99.
And for that price, you will have a 9" X 12" hardcover book featuring 248 pages loaded with concept art from the games and a full history of the Zelda series. Additionally, the book will include Nintendo's official and oft-discussed Zelda timeline and a comic from manga artist Akira Himekawa (the artist behind those Zelda mangas you might have seen at the bookstore). And topping off the whole package like so much delicious icing (sorry, I got flourish-y again) will be an introduction from series creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself.
Dark Horse hasn't made it clear whether Hyrule Historia will be released exclusively in the U.S., or if it will be released throughout the West. We'll let you know if word from them comes up, and in the meantime, feel free to let us know what you think about the book coming to the States in the comment box below.
Now pardon me while I do a little dance of joy where no one can see me.
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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