Now this is pretty cool. Dark Horse Books and Nintendo are teaming up to bring us The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. If you’ve ever lost track of the various events, happenings and Hyrules of the Zelda universe, this is an invaluable resource.
Bound in a hardcover, it contains never-before-seen concept art, the history of Hyrule, a timeline depicting the chronology of each game – all topped off with an introduction by Shigeru Miyamoto himself.
Wait, this book actually tells us which Zelda game came first? If that doesn’t say “must-buy”, what does?
But wait, it gets even better. To further cement it’s awesomeness, the Zelda: Link to the Past comic, created by Zelda manga author Akira Himekawa, is also included in the Hyrule Hystoria. For some one who spotted this rare gem a good 18-20 years ago, this is a rare gift indeed.
The Hyrule Hystoria will go on sale in January 2013 for $34.99 USD.