Yes! The fabled item, Hyrule Historia, which fans of the The Legend of Zelda series have been begging for, is finally being localized and being published by Dark Horse Comics no less.
The item is not just an art book that covers the entirety of the franchise (excluding the CD-I games), but there are also snippets of a never-before-released manga , and a (never would have imagined it possible) timeline! Yes a timeline, which not even die hard fans thought Nintendo would ever go for after Shigeru Miyamoto himself said “there is no timeline”. Times sure have changed.
Diamond Book Distributors has listed Hyrule Historia as part of Dark Horse Comics’ January 2013 release schedule, priced at $34.99, with a specific date of January 29, 2013. Here is the full product description:
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!
KEY SELLING POINTS:
• 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
• 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.
Pre-order your copy from Amazon today for a wicked discount!!