So I'd heard some whispers about Dark Horse publishing some kind of Zelda history book, but I hadn't actually heard anything from the company itself, which seemed odd. But now I know why. Apparently, they were planning on making the big reveal at PAX, but the news leaked a little ahead of schedule. But Dark Horse is confirming that they are indeed publishing The Legend Of Zelda - Hyrule Historia in America!
The American version of the hardcover book will contain the same concept art, historical timelines, and more. The legendary Shigeru Miyamoto will be providing an intro, and there will be info from the games' creators themselves. And in addition to all the usual stuff, there will also be an exclusive comic from the foremost creator of the Legend of Zelda manga, Akira Himekawa. Basically, for a Zelda fan, this is a must-have.
It isn't due out until January 29, 2013 (or so it says), but you can already pre-order Hyrule Historia at Amazon for just $20.99! (And even as a pre-order, it's actually hit the #1 spot on the Amazon Top 100, beating out all that Fifty Shades of Crap! Go Link!)