Remember that gorgeous Zelda art book released in Japan, Hyrule Historia? It unveiled, after all the long years of debate, the official Zelda timeline, and most shocking of all, it made sense. Mostly. Sadly it was only for Japan, leaving you with the options of importing it or reading about it online. However now Dark Horse has production descriptions listing the book for January 29th, 2013 at $34.99, confirming it will come out here in the US. That’s still a ways away, but confirmation is always great. The full product description is below, if you’d like to hear more.
“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!”