Hysteria in the West Over Historia

Hey, remember that really cool book that Japan got earlier this year? You know… the Zelda one? With several hundred pages of concept art, the complete Hyrule history, and that crazy timeline?

Oh yeah, that one. Well, guess what? It’s getting a North American release! Now, it won’t be out in time for Christmas, but shortly thereafter. Dark Horse Books is taking the reins on this one, and bringing The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia to Western shores. You’ll get all of the above in the book, plus some commentary from Shigeru Miyamoto and other developers. And a comic from the Zelda manga creator.

It’s going to be more or less a word-for-word translation from the Japanese version, even including many of the tiny notes that weren’t quite legible in Japanese, making this book slightly larger than the one on shelves in Japan. It’ll be 272-pages long, and hardbound.

Even better news is the price point on this one: $34.99 USD, $38.99 CAN. Release date is January 29th, 2013 – and yes, you can pre-order it on Amazon.com already for $20.99 at time of writing.


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