Hyrule Historia: the definitive collector’s item for Zelda fans

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Graphic by Jarred Graham The Broadside
Graphic by Jarred Graham The Broadside

For over a quarter of a century, the Legend of Zelda video game series has set the bar for exceptional gameplay. Each entry in the series has brought new, creative ideas and expanded on the story of a young boy, Link, who must save his native land of Hyrule. With the release of Hyrule Historia, a comprehensive collection of artwork, trivia, and history behind each game, fans of the series can pour over every detail from the beloved Legend of Zelda series.
Jarred Graham
The Broadside
Hyrule Historia offers extensive insight from the series creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, into the creative process that went into each game. For the first time ever, fans of the series have access to every bit of information about the Zelda series. Not only does Hyrule Historia document the many concepts that went into each game, it also settles the long-disputed mystery of the series’ timeline. Zelda fans can finally make sense of the chronological order of the series, particularly after the timeline splits due to time travel element of Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.
The book also details important points in Hylian history, such as how Link’s legendary blade, the Master Sword came to be. Even the most veteran fans will learn new insight about the magical world of Hyrule. Fans will also discover elements that didn’t make it into the games such as bosses, levels, and alternate character designs. For instance, there was originally an island shaped like a Nintendo GameCube in the Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, but was scrapped in the final version.

Hyrule Historia reminds fans what made them fall in love with the series in the first place. With each turn of the page, Zelda fans will be overwhelmed with nostalgia.     This wonderfully detailed tome is the quintessential collector’s item for Legend of Zelda fans. With its spectacular production art, beautiful design, and enlightening documentation, Hyrule Historia is a must-have for anyone who’s experienced the magic and wonder of the Legend of Zelda series.
(contact: jlgraham@cocc.edu)

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