Unparalleled Collection of Historical Information on The Legend of Zelda Franchise

Do you know 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.

This book does a good job in covering the history of Zelda. It also does a pretty good job at explaining the history and sequence of the game stories

There are sections on each of the characters, and colorful pictures, and all other kinds of good things that warmed the cockles of my heart. The manga at the back of the book was pretty cool too. It's worth the price for a "true" Zelda fan. For someone that never played the originals and is more of a modern day Zelda fan, you will also enjoy it, and it might just inspire you to go back and play the originals.

The first third of the book goes into detail on the latest Legend of Zelda title, Skyward Sword, and it's characters, like Link, Zelda, Groose, and Demon Lord Ghirahim. It also goes into detail about how they made the characters, as well as how the final boss came to be and why they designed him the way they did.

The second third of the book actually goes into detail about the Timeline Theory and how it splits after Ocarina of Time. If you're confused on how things are placed, this book tells you where each LOZ game is and why they are connected. They also tell you tidbits about the games that you didn't know.

The last third of the book shows artwork from the past Legend of Zelda games. There's a lot of artwork more so for the recent games like The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Spirit Tracks, etc. Not only that, there is also a short 32 or so page manga that is a prequel to Skyward Sword.

It has detailed back-story on different characters, events, and locations in the game. It even puts a few fan theories to rest (unless you're determined to be right no matter what) The best part about this book has to be one thing: Concept art. You look at all the things that didn't make it into the games and makes you wonder what could of the experience been like if the designers got their way 100% of the time. Even if all the detail of the games, characters, and mythos isn't enough for you (man you're greedy) they included a full original manga attached at the end.

So even if you have a causal interest in the Zelda series or you're a gamer that's never cracked open a book you may want to give this book a chance. It's big, has lots of pages, and has girth so you won't feel cheated that you're reading instead of playing.