Epic Zelda Book ‘Hyrule Historia’ Is Coming To America

Posted: August 17, 2012 in nintendo 3ds games
Like Eddie Murphy. In that film. Except it’s a book.

Nothing causes us to punch the air with a hoot of pure delight like the news of something cool the Japanese have coming to a country other than Japan. Because you are clever, you have probably noticed that America and Canada are different countries to Japan. Not only this, but they are countries that are going to get the awesomeness that is the official Hyrule Historia.

The magnificent compendium of all things Legend Of Zelda hit Japan as part of Nintendo’s jubilant celebration of the franchise. We gave up all hope of ever seeing it in the West, but light at the end of the tunnel has been ignited, as Siliconera is reporting that the magnificent book is coming next year.

Clocking in at $35, the book’s being published by Dark Horse, and will be available to consumers from January 29th 2013.

The hardcover book contains an impressive 272 pages of Zelda lore, as well as insights into the creation of the series and a foreword by Nintendo mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto. There’ll be concept art aplenty, oodles of insight from some of the top designers who’ve worked on the series, as well as an exclusive manga by Akira Himekawa, the head honcho of Zelda manga adaptations.

The book is also famous for containing the, that’s the, official Legend Of Zelda timeline for the entire franchise, finally setting in order a series of videogame myths, legends and parables that has otherwise baffled fans for years.

Seeing such a terrific tome translated is wondrous news indeed. While there’s no confirmation of any release in Europe or Down Under, we’d be surprised (and probably weep openly in the streets like Christian Bale did in that scene in Equilibrium) if the Hyrule Historia didn’t eventually go global, following this news.
Either way, we’d actively encourage any and all future purchasers of this book to hold it aloft over their heads to a triumphant fanfare upon getting it. It’s tradition.

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