Released in December of last year, Hyrule Historia contained artwork, stories, and the controversial Official Zelda Timeline. Since then, Zelda fans such as myself have been drooling over fan translations, and any other information that we can get in English about the book in hopes of getting an official translation and release in North America.
While our wait isn’t yet over, we at least know that there now is an end to the wait. It was announced last night that Dark Horse will be publishing an official translation of Hyrule Historia early next year.
In North America, the list price of this tome is $35. Last night when I pre-ordered from Amazon, the selling price was $24.99, and is now currently listed at $20.99, scheduled to be released on January 29, 2013.
If you want to pre-order Hyrule Historia from Amazon and lock in their low-price guarantee, you can do so here. Now if only we can get that elusive launch date for the Wii U.
Let us know in the comments below if you plan on picking up a copy for yourself, or if you’ve already pre-ordered.
UPDATE: A press release came from Dark Horse minutes ago to officially announce the book. The plan was to wait for PAX Prime at the end of the month for the reveal. With Amazon posting the pre-order last night, the cat got out of the bag a few weeks early. In less than 24 hours, Hyrule Historia is already #3 in Amazon’s Top 100 list. Dark Horse is expected to see this increase to #1 shortly.