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Zelda: Hyrule Historia book coming to the west

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, a book that got headlines for detailing the Zelda series timeline, will release in the US early next year for $34.99.

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You might recall that late last year, Nintendo (finally) officially released a timeline of events in the Legend of Zelda series. The company had long insisted that an official order existed, but refused to publicize it. The revelation came from a book called The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia that was released in Japan, and that tome is making the journey westward.

IGN reports that Dark Horse Comics wil be publishing the book in the US, set for January 16, 2013. It will cost $34.99, and consist of 248 pages. Dark Horse also commented that some notes were very small in the Japanese version, and it will be making them legible for the US translation resulting in a bigger book. It will be prefaced with an introduction from series creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

Of course, if you recall the news about the timeline, you might also recall that it was absolutely nuts. It splits into three parts, all centering on Ocarina of Time: one for child Link, one for adult Link, and one if Link just utterly failed his quest. You may not have realized it, but when you died in OoT, you were setting up the canonical branch that leads to the original NES Legend of Zelda. Trippy.

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    August 17, 2012 6:45 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Zelda: Hyrule Historia book coming to west.

    The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, a book that got headlines for detailing the Zelda series timeline, will release in the US early next year for $34.99.

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      August 17, 2012 7:08 AM

      I remember poring scans of the Japanese book, awed that Nintendo actually revealed the timeline. Can't wait to pick up a copy I can read next year. ;)

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      August 17, 2012 7:14 AM

      James Rolfe is going flip his shit. I hope he does another timeline video after he reads this.

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        August 17, 2012 9:47 AM

        Shoot, forget the AVGN, I'M flipping my shit over this! This is the ultimate coffee table book! Must have it!

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        August 17, 2012 10:33 AM

        i bet he will if he gets time.

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      August 17, 2012 10:01 AM

      Wha...!?

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      August 19, 2012 1:47 PM

      Preordered on Amazon! Git 'er dun!