A few months ago Dark Horse announced they were publishing The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, an authorized art book of the storied video game franchise. Such was the excitement for this book that it knocked off Shades of Grey from the Amazon best seller list for a while, and money from The Beat’s Amazon affiliate link paid for all our Christmas presents.

Offering never-before-seen concept art, behind-the-scenes commentary and an exclusive comic by Zelda manga-ka Akira Himekawa, Zelda fans of all ages are sure to be gaga for this book.

The book comes out on the 29th of January, and Dark Horse promises a beautiful package with an introduction by legendary producer and video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. It’s also, with over 100,000 copies sold through Amazon alone, guaranteed to be one of the biggest selling books of the year from a comics publisher.

And here’s a little preview. Crank up the ocarina and enjoy.


  1. In My Own Words…..
    Rating 5/5
    The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia is the best book I own out of the franchise so far! The artwork is just amazing. I could not have asked for more from the creator of such legendary games as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, F-Zero, Pikmin, and the Wii series. This hardcover edition feels and reads perfect. If you have ever played any of the games you will dwell right into it and read along as you stay gazing at the marvellous concept art for hours to come. And even if you havnt played any of the games im sure the second you have a look at Link your mind will recognise him instantly! Its just like Mario.. A charecter that will live on for generations!
    I truly recommend this book to all of you. Give your imagination and eyes a treat, you wont be disappointed.


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