Hyrule Historia is coming out on January 29, 2013

Hyrule Historia is almost upon us at last! Even better it comes out a day before my birthday! To tell you a little bit about what it is here is the description on Amazon.com

“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!”

Click more to see a video about it and links to the website and amazon page.

Here is some information about it courtesy of the Hyrule Historia website.

“Hyrule Historia is, in essence, the “Zelda Bible.” This 274-page collector’s item was created by Nintendo and published by Shogakukan on December 21, 2011 for Japan and in January 2013 by Dark Horse Comics for the west. It is made up of four sections:

  • “The First Story” is an introduction to Skyward Sword and its world.
  • “A Complete History of Hyrule” is the second section which gives the Zelda community the most sought-out information on the timeline and the tiny details such as Hylia’s bloodline and the diminishing of the Hylian race. It follows the order of events of the series chronologically.
  • “Creative Traces” holds a great amount of official and concept artwork along with various sketches.
  • The fourth section holds the Skyward Sword manga by Akira Himekawa, the leading author in charge of creating the manga of the Zelda series.

 

Though Hyrule Historia provided the fans with an official timeline, the creators mention that various details had to be overlooked and that fans should just enjoy the series and the new timeline. It is said that the order of events and the details within the timeline change according to who is weaving the tales, and additionally, history is still being spun. Therefore, it may be safe to assume that, years down the road, various aspects of Hyrule Historia may become obsolete as new information could take its place.

That being said, we hope you enjoy the website, and we encourage you to purchase a copy of your own to support this incredible series.”

Click here to go to the Amazon page and here to go to the official website

Everyone be sure to pick up a copy of this book and also the video was by IGN.

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