It's the book that unseated 50 Shades of Gray at the top of Amazon's sales character. After racking up a staggering preorder count, that some estimate to exceed over a quarter million, comic/manga publisher Dark Horse will be releasing The Legend of Zelda - Hyrule Historia on January 29th.
Dark Horse Books and Nintendo® 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™, andThe 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!
* The full history and making of the The Legend of Zelda™franchise, never-before-seen concept art!
* Introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto!
Dark Horse also notes:
Some of you may have seen the strange cover that initially went out with solicits. People didn't like it, but it wasn't the final version. Fans had faith that Dark Horse would give them something awesome. Something collectible. Something special. And we delivered.