Zelda fans, rejoice! Hyrule Historia is coming to America

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When Hyrule Historia was initially released last December in Japan, the first question that came to many Zelda fans’ minds was, “When will be able to get our hands on this encyclopedia of awesome?” Well, the wait for the English translation of said Zelda encyclopedia appears will soon be over.

Diamond Book Distributors, a branch of Dark Horse Comics, has listed Hyrule Historia on their upcoming release schedule for 2013. The specific date is listed as January 29, 2013, with a price of $34.99. In addition to a complete written and visual history of the Zelda franchise, the book will include an exclusive comic by Akira Himekawa, creator of The Legend of Zelda magna.

Now, one last question for Zelda fans to ask: Where and when can we pre-order?

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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!

Harrison Milfeld is a writer, editor, and freelance journalist from Missouri. Ever since he could walk, Harrison has been an avid fan of the world of Nintendo. For years, he has purchased every one of the company's subsequent products (yes, including the Virtual Boy and eReader). It wasn't until he was a young teen when he bought a PS2 that he began to embrace cross-console relations, a decision he doesn't regret. When he's not gaming, Harrison is looking to break into the magazine journalism industry and realize his dream of becoming a features reporter.