Buried within the retailer catalogs for next year, the latest Diamond Book Distributors catalog has revealed that Dark Horse has acquired the rights to publish The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia encyclopedia that was published in Japan.
The book as listed will be published by Dark Horse as a hardcover weighing in at 272 pages, which will include the history of the Zelda series, an in-depth look at The Legend of Zelda’s timeline, an overview of Hyrule’s evolution, concept art and more information on the franchise than is realistically necessary, fitting its status as an encyclopedia perfectly.
Here's the marketing blurb for the book as described by Dark Horse:
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!
Pricing for the book is set at $34.99 and will be released on January 29th of next year. Any Zelda fans looking forward to finally being able to buy the massive tome in English?