The cover of the English version of the encyclopedia
|Writer(s)|| Shigeru Miyamoto|
|Publisher(s)|| Dark Horse Comics|
|Release date|| January 29, 2013|
December 21, 2011
October 2013 (German)
|ISBN|| ISBN-10: 1-61655-041-4|
ISBN-10: 3-8420-0859-7 (German)
ISBN-13: 978-3-8420-0859-5 (German)
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is a 274-page page book featuring official Zelda artwork as well as the history of the Zelda universe. It is filled with concept art and design sketches of The Legend of Zelda titles.
The encyclopedia was released on December 21, 2011 in Japan with a cost of ¥3,255. An English version was released by Dark Horse Comics on January 29, 2013 at the price of $34.99. Dark Horse also released a limited edition with an alternate cover and gilded pages. It was limited to 4,000 copies.
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The encyclopedia is divided into three sections. The first section, titled "The Legend Begins", describes the events covered in Skyward Sword. The next section is "The History of Hyrule", which reviews the storyline of each game, additionally suggesting a complete take on the Zelda Timeline, including the previously-unconfirmed placement of certain games. The rest of the book, titled "Creative Footprints" is filled with artwork spanning the 25 years of the franchise, followed by 32 pages of the Skyward Sword manga by 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! [...] Price: $34.99 ($38.99 CAN)" — January 2013 New Releases; retrieved Aug. 16 2012, Diamond Book Distributors.
- "Hyrule Historia goes on sale December 21st for 3,255 yen (about US $41.72)." — Nintendo Announces Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Encyclopedia; retrieved Dec. 15 2011, Crunchy Roll.
- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia - Tokyopop Manga-Shop, Tokyopop.
- "The book, published by Shogakukan, is 274 pages broken down into three sections. First, "The Origin Story" basically goes over the world introduced in Skyward Sword. "A Complete History of Hyrule" makes up the second section. The rest of the book is devoted to artwork from the series spanning its 25-year existence, including a 32-page manga by artist unit Akira Himekawa (who have done previous Legend of Zelda manga)." — Nintendo Announces Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Encyclopedia; retrieved Dec. 15 2011, Crunchy Roll.