For the last year or so, the Hyrule Historia seemed like a piece of the powerful and legendary TriForce. Fans of Nintendo's mega-popular series knew the Japan-only book existed. But English-speaking Zelda acolytes had to go through out-of-the-way means — like maybe-not-legal scans and fan translations — to get at its knowledge. Not anymore.
Technically, the English version of the book goes on sale next week. But, Kotaku was able to get a copy earlier today. The images and video seen here will show you an exclusive look inside the limited edition of Hyrule Historia. You'll see character designs for Link and Zelda, letters from series creator Shigeru Miyamoto and current producer Eiji Aonuma and a peek at the official timeline for the Zeldaverse that puts the games in chronological order. It's a great looking package should make any die-hard TLoZ fan, dare I say, tingle.
Die-hard fans who live in New York City were among the first people to get the English version of the Hyrule Historia. at a special preview sale publisher Dark Horse hosted at the Nintendo World store in Manhattan. Everyone else will have to wait until next week. Grab the regular or collector's edition from direct from Dark Horse Comics or at a comics shop or bookstore near you.
Here are some scans in the meantime: