The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

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by Eiji Aonuma, Akira Himekawa
     
 

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

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616550417
Publisher:
Dark Horse Comics
Publication date:
01/29/2013
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
25,951
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Hexone4Life More than 1 year ago
This is amazing. The Quality of the book is great. The Details and the timeline is a must have for a fan of the series. The colorful artwork is a treat to the eyes. Please be aware that Online shipping is not recommended. By book was badly damaged. I ended up picking one up at the store.
Guineawheat More than 1 year ago
This is a beautiful book! It has wonderful illustrations and is a must have for any Legend of Zelda fan! I was disappointed when my copy arrived with a dent in the top of the front cover but the book itself is very well done and makes me want to go through and play all of my old games again. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have even a passing interest in the Zelda series or in design and character development, then this is the book for you. Quality content in a very well made presentation.
InLibrisVeritas More than 1 year ago
This answers so many of the Zelda fan’s dreams and I’m happy to say this was the book that kicked 50 Shades from the Amazon’s number 1 spot on the Best Seller list, even now it’s still ahead of it. At any rate! Historia is a whole collection of history, concept art, storyline and timelines that Zelda fans have been dreaming of for so long, over 25 years…seriously. It opens up with a section solely on Skyward Sword the newest installment to the series, and the rest of the book kind of refers back to it as well. Part of me knows this is kind of selling point for them but it’s also because Skyward Sword is technically the 1st game on the timeline now, so there are a lot of cool little things that they connected to the others games to help tie them together. The concept art is really awesome and I’m happy the designers decided to actually keep their really old notes because it’s neat seeing their processes to get to those final characters. The one problem I had with it, and I’m blaming this on the fact that I had to read it on a computer is that the wording in the concept pictures is too hard to read. But I’ll simply count that as another reason to buy this. The timeline is exactly what we wanted. It explains the rather complicated timelines (since it splits into three) and gives you the basic storyline from one to the next, which some side info on characters, objects and places. I’m a bit sad there wasn’t more to my favorite game, Link’s Awakening, but since I never finished it the story of it made so much more sense. For something that they will admit came together by accident it’s actually a pretty cool storyline for the world, and despite a few consistency errors it’s pretty fluid. Some of it is a tad repetitive, but most people will not sit down and read this like a normal novel so I doubt that will be too much of an issue. I think that any hard-core Zelda fan would love to have this both as a great reference but also to pull back those memories of sitting in front of the NES or N64 for hours, chopping grass or rolling to get some where faster. It’s a great addition to any gamer’s collection. I received this from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hyrule historia is a high-quality book. It has a lot of concept art in high-quality and gives an abridged history of Hyrule (hence the name). If you don't get into it as much and just like to play, you probably don't need it; but if you are a TRUE fan of the series, going beyoond just playing, this is a really great book to have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gave this to my son for his 15th birthday. He's a big Zelda fan and he loved it!
SpiritDreamer More than 1 year ago
I got this book yesterday for my 16th birthday, and I'm pretty sure it was my FAVORITE present! So far, it is amazing and I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book the minute I got it, and the only disappointment was that there was a small dent in the top corner of the front cover when I received the book. It's not that much of a bother though, so other than that, the book is amazing. I loved all of the artwork and facts. It really is the perfect book for any zelda fan or collector.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The historia was well worth the purchase. Within these pages it is easy to see all the love that has been put into the Zelda series. The only reason this doesn't receive a 5 out of 5 from me is because I wished for a bit more depth than given. Here's hoping for a volume 2.
Sinix23 More than 1 year ago
MUST HAVE FOR ANY ZELDA FAN!!!!
Cheyennexx More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing! It's a really great find with the artwork and story of the game we have all come to know.
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champagne_blonde More than 1 year ago
I recently purchase this book as a birthday gift for my fiance. He loved it. The cover is thick and sturdy. The detail is gorgeous. The pages and photos are high quality. A must-have for every Zelda fan!
KristenMichala More than 1 year ago
If you love the Legend of Zelda series you will not regret this purchase. This book is jammed pack with information and even unreleased sketches and unused characters and ideas. This book is great!
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SCWarrior More than 1 year ago
If you are a fan of Zelda in anyway, you'll love this book!!
Pally356 More than 1 year ago
Im glad that we got this Zelda "Encyclopedia". It contains a ton of information, art and facts about the series as a whole. I kinda wish that some of the games in the series in general had more information (Particularly the GBC games) but overall its got a ton of info. It even has the legit timeline of the Zelda games, so we wont have to try and figure that out anymore. Anywho, I highly recommend this to any Zelda fan.
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I got the digital version of this book on my Wind Waker edition WiiU and I knew it would be the perfect gift for my friend that is a super Zelda fan. The book is great, I love it and all the art, but if you're thinking of buying this online because of the sale, please don't. Spend the extra $10 and buy it in the store. The corners of mine are all bent in and I'm probably going to exchange it for a better condition one from my local B&N. The only reason this gets a 5 star is because the book is great quality, I'll be calling B&N to complain about their packaging methods though. Unacceptable.
Kaylg More than 1 year ago
This book is beautifully illustrated! It's full of information about characters and gives interesting background information about relationships. It makes understanding the games much easier.
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ChrisKowalski More than 1 year ago
this is the neatest book ever! I loved it! sweet!!!!