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Hyrule Historia, The Zelda 25th anniversary art book.

SilverLunar

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http://www.nintendo.co.jp/zelda25th/guidebook/index.html
Release date: 21/12/2011.
Price: 3,255 Yen.
274 pages.




And a preview of the Skyward Sword Manga:



Here's a breakdown of what's in the book based on the table of contents:

Detailed Skyward Sword stuff broken into various sections: 67 pages

The World of Hyrule detailed in several sections including a timeline: 70 pages

Artwork for the individual games:
Legend of Zelda - 4 pages
Link's Adventure & Link to the Past - 2 pages
Link's Awakening - 1 page
Ocarina of Time - 6 pages
Majora's Mask - 3 pages
Wind Waker - 10 pages
Oracle series - 6 pages
Twilight Princess - 32 pages
Phantom Hourglass - 4 pages
Spirit Tracks - 22 pages

The rest of the book contains an evolution of Link's character designs over the years, a catalog of Zelda games, and some other extra stuff.
 

Luigi87

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Zelda look significantly off on the manga cover........


As for the art book... GOTTA HAVE IT!
 
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Oh, man...I need this! I'll settle for the JP version if it doesn't get translated, but damn, I'd really like to be able to read it.
 

speedpop

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Looks great. Not in love with the Zelda series as much as I used to be, but I can definitely see myself buying a copy to slot alongside all my Ghibli artbooks.
 

Lunar15

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Why are there like 2 different Link on the front of the manga?

I think what they're going for is that the Goddess had a "chosen hero" in the past as well.

That wasn't my interpretation, that's for sure.
 

Luigi87

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I think what they're going for is that the Goddess had a "chosen hero" in the past as well.

That wasn't my interpretation, that's for sure.

Probably something like that, since in Skyward Sword, Link doesn't have the long pointed ears, only the short pointed ones (Zelda has long pointed ears).
 

Codeblue

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I'd buy a localized version in the unlikely event it comes over.

They should hide the timeline somewhere in there.
 

BY2K

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As of now, everything that Japan got for the 25th Anniversary we got it too, right?

I'd say that's good sign.
 

shadyspace

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What the fuck, Nintendo. Look at how much more copies of Skyward Sword we bought in the U.S. We deserve this shit.
 
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Seriously though, I would buy this at a high price. I'm talking full price brand new HD console game in Australia kind of money here. Maybe more.
 

Jackano

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Nice thing (the artbook)! The Zelda mangas has always been marketing products without many value for the series.

I will try to get an artbook for once. I've never been a fan of goodies like this but hey, it's the 25th anniversary!
 

Spike

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I have more faith that NoE would actually translate this than NoA actually doing something right...
 

Lunar15

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I definitely believe this is coming over.

Instead of the manga insert, they'll use the Penny Arcade comic as an insert. I feel like this was set up from the start.