The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops New York Times Bestsellers List, Amazon

February 14, 2013 -

Kill Screen Daily points out some inspiring news for gamers in general and for Legend of Zelda fans in particular: Dark Horse Comics and Nintendo's collaborative hardcover book on the history of Hyrule, "The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia," is the top selling book on Amazon and has managed to top the New York Times Best Seller list!

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia was originally released in 2010 as a Japanese-only release - much to the chagrin of Zelda fans in Europe, North America, and other regions. That release was a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Japanese book publisher Shogakukan offering an inside look at never-before-seen concept art, design plans, storyboards and an official timeline of the Zelda series in the twenty-five years since it was first introduced on the Famicom.

Last year Dark Horse Books formally announced plans to translate the book for the Western market. Based on that announcement, pre-orders for the book on Amazon drove it to the number one spot on Amazon's book charts. The hardcover tome devoted to the series was finally released on January 29th. The rest, as they say, is history.

Kill Screen delves a little deeper into why this is an important milestone for gaming culture and garners some commentary from the book's editor over at Dark Horse, Patrick Thorpe. You can check that out here.

Source: Kill Screen Daily


Comments

Re: The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia Tops New York Times ...

It doesn't hurt that Amazon is selling it for ½ off either.

 
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