The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Eiji AonumaThe Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia by Eiji Aonuma

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia

byEiji Aonuma, Akira HimekawaIllustratorAkira Himekawa

Hardcover | January 29, 2013

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Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise with the New York Times best selling The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts and The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia. Also look for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — Creating a Champion for an indepth look at the art, lore, and making of the best selling video game! 

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! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary producer and video-game designer of Donkey Kong, Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, Shigeru Miyamoto, this book is crammed full of information about the storied history of Link's adventures from the creators themselves! As a bonus, The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia includes an exclusive comic by the foremost creator of The Legend of Zelda manga — Akira Himekawa!
Eiji Aonuma is a Nintendo game designer, director, and producer. He is the series producer and manager of The Legend of Zelda and won the Golden Joystick Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.Akira Himekawa is the pseudonym of two female comic book and manga artists who have collaborated together since 1991. Their illustrating cre...
Title:The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule HistoriaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:276 pages, 12.05 × 9.32 × 1.06 inPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:Dark Horse ComicsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1616550414

ISBN - 13:9781616550417

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Addition This makes a beautiful companion to a collection of Zelda games. The artwork is beautiful, prints are really crisp, and it is packed with tidbits of information that really give you a sense of wholeness for the game content.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Great art, great reading, must have for Zelda fans!
Date published: 2018-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful artwork I bought this as a gift to myself and just love the stunning artwork within. Lots of neat fun facts for Zelda lovers old and new!
Date published: 2018-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous LoZ lore book This book is chock-full of Zelda trivia, gorgeous art and more from a bunch of recent generation LoZ games. It even includes some of the manga series pages at the back! Great gift for those Zelda fanatics in your life.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I love this book, its definitely a good keepsake if you love Zelda
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant A great book that includes brilliant details that will leave Zelda fans satisfied
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loves it! I gifted this to my boyfriend who totally loves anything Zelda related and he can't put it down! He loves the authentic Zelda information that is true to the games and its artistic and great quality book form.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Quality I am very very impressed with the quality of the book and the beauty of the pages and artwork. An amazing book Zelda fans will adore with such an amazing quality totally worth the price.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from get this book! great book for Zelda gamers. love this book
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from gift bought this as a gift ...great book
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! If you are a fan of the series and don't have this, you need to get it! It's an awesome read.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardcover for life I love this, plus, having some pages in colour is really awesome
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Love Zelda. Love this book. Has everything for the Legend of Zelda fan. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book Good collectable for video game fans
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty cool Lots of detail, lots of art.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for the Legend of Zelda fan in your life For the perfect The Legend of Zelda fan in your life, I would totally recommend getting this book especially for those that don't know too too much about the older years especially with this generation.
Date published: 2017-03-25
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Date published: 2017-03-13
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Date published: 2017-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amaing! This book was beautiful!! I got it as a gift and it was a big hit, even i enjoyed going through it
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Im usually not a collector, but I am a fan of zelda and this book is beautiful. Very satisfied
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Beautiful book. Lots of art
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love it! I have 2 people who absolutely love this book!
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for Zelda fans! Received this as a gift and absolutely love it. It's full of never before seen concept art, and information that any fan of the Legend Of Zelda would love to know! It's a great read and the book itself is great quality and beautifully designed.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you love Zelda, you'll love this I'm a huge zelda fan and i've enjoyed every single page of this book. I would recommend to anyone that loves zelda! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book if you're a true Zelda fan I've had this book a while now and I absolutely love it. Complete (up to a point) and thorough, if you really love The Legend of Zelda, this book will be interesting and exciting.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legend of Zelda fans rejoice! A gorgeous tome filled with character art, info and a bonus manga. Must have for collectors and fans alike!
Date published: 2017-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must! if you are a zelda fan, this is a must have!!!
Date published: 2017-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book A serious must have for anyone who loves the Zelda games. Very insightful facts and concepts. Plus, it's pretty :)
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have for any Zelda fan! This is the book that finally settles the timeline, whether fans like it or not. For any Zelda fan, this is the book to own. Featuring some interesting tidbits from developers, some beautiful artwork, and general information about the world of Hyrule. This is a must-have for any Zelda fan!
Date published: 2016-12-30
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Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love the art This book is a must have for any serious Zelda-lover.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the Zelda Fan Honestly if you like the Zelda games nothing about this book will disappoint you. It lays out the history and timelines, goes through each game and has a ton of cool concept art. My only gripe with it is that this book was released around the same time as Skyward Sword, so the book tends to favour that game the most.
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing It was great to see the art and history of the game.
Date published: 2016-11-18
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Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOP PRODUCT TO HAVE FOR A ZELDA COLLECTOR The must have for any Zelda Collector to have, this book supply's you with all the knowledge you need. It also depicts the chronological order for the Zelda games, showing you were each game is in the Zelda Universe. You must pick up this book to fully complete your collection or pick it up as a gift for the Zelda Fan in your Family
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have for fans Anything dark horse makes is amazing so you can imagine how beautiful and informing this book is. Definitely worth the price.
Date published: 2016-11-13
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Date published: 2014-12-29
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Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia For all fans of the Zelda universe, a great read with lots of illustrations.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must-Own! I was very eager to hear about this, and got it as soon as it came out, went home and read it cover to cover. The artwork of the series is a large section of the book, and it was very interesting to see how a character model or an enemy is created. I was surprised with the level of overall detail and look, but what really made it great was the very intricate timeline. It is a must-have for every Zelda fan, as it answers many key questions players of the various games in the series have had over the years. As well, there is a short manga-style comic by Akira Himekawtta, who wrote and drew many Zelda-based manga, all of which are great. In conclusion, if you like The Legend of Zelda, this is the book for you, and a great piece for the memorabilia collection, celebrating 25 glorious years of the one of the best game franchises in history, or should I say, Historia?
Date published: 2013-02-26
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