You see that cover up there? Underneath that cover is nearly 30 years of "Legend of Zelda" history from publisher Dark Horse Comics, and this February, it's getting a pretty limited release. "Hyrule Historia," is the upcoming hardcover collecting art, manga, and historical material from the franchise will come in two flavors: the hardcover, and the limited collector's edition which will include a faux-leather cover and 280 gold-gilded pages for $69.99.
How limited will it be? Dark Horse is producing 4,000 copies when the book is released on February 13th.
Hit the jump for the full press release.
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Collector’s Edition is limited to only 4,000 copies and contains an introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto, the full history of the Legend of Zelda™ franchise, and the official timeline of the Legend of Zelda™ games. This stunning hardcover also collects the Legend of Zelda™ manga and never-before-seen concept art, in-depth information on the making of The Legend of Zelda™, and art by some of the most storied concept artists in video games!
The limited edition of Hyrule Historia looks like it could have been pulled off the shelf of one of the sages of Hyrule. The faux-leather hardcover with gold-gilded pages bears the symbol of the Gate of Time, debossed, on the cover. The limited collector’s edition of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is perfect for the hardcore The Legend of Zelda™ fan!
While an official timeline of the Zelda universe seems weird (was it ever decided that "Link" and "Zelda" were just titles those characters held or something), I'll definitely be picking up a copy for any of the Yoshitaka Amano art work that will make it into the book. Also: hopefully some of the "Nintendo Power" comics might hopefully make it in there? With nearly 300 pages of content, I'd have to imagine Dark Horse and Nintendo would make room.
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