Hyrule Historia Gets Limited Collector's Edition

Hyrule Historia Gets Limited Collector's Edition

Fans will soon be able to pre-order a copy of Hyrule Historia that looks like it came from straight from Hyrule.

If you're a fan of The Legend of Zelda, fictional timelines, and gaming paraphernalia, Hyrule Historia should have you perfectly covered. Originally published last year in Japan, the hardcover book outlines the complete history of Zelda's divergent timelines while collecting bonus artwork and an introduction by series creator Shigeru Miyamoto. North American audiences can get an English translation this January, but publisher Dark Horse has one additional bonus lined up. Those willing to spend the extra cash can obtain a limited collector's edition of Hyrule Historia that looks like it was brought forward in time by Link's Ocarina.

Hyrule Historia's collector's edition doesn't appear to contain additional content, but makes up for that in presentation. The volume comes with a faux-leather cover bearing a debossed symbol of the Gate of Time. Rounding off the appeal are gold-gilded pages that should make the item a worthy addition to any Zelda fan's collection.

Outside of the increased cost, Tiny Cartridge has noted two potential drawbacks that might keep you from reaching for your wallet. First of all, the Limited Edition is listed as having eight fewer pages than the standard edition, although the extent of any cut content has yet to be determined. Secondly, the Collector's Edition will actually be shipping on February 12, 2013, a full two weeks after the standard edition's launch. To many Zelda fans, I expect those considerations are minor compared to having a book that looks like it came from Hyyrule on their shelves.

Reports have listed the Hyrule Historia's Collector's Edition at $70 with an Amazon pre-order price of $45.73, although a quick visit to the Amazon listing only provides the option to sign up for email alerts. Once the pre-orders go live they're likely to be snatched up quickly, so anyone interested should watch that space for more detailed information.

Source: Amazon via Joystiq

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This is going to cause some Hyrule Histeria.

Every time the cover opens this video clip should play:

I suspect this portion of zelda history will be ignored by this tome.

I pre-ordered the regular version some time ago. I can't wait until it comes.

Well....it gets released on my Nameday time to badger people I know into pre-ordering it.

Well god darnit. I already pre-ordered it, since you can do that here in Finland. NO RULES!
If I knew this shit was coming, I would've gotten it.

I've had the normal copy on my Amazon Wish List for several months now so I wouldn't forget about it coming out. With this now, I don't know which one to get. Hm...

Fanghawk:
Outside of the increased cost, Tiny Cartridge has noted two potential drawbacks that might keep you from reaching for your wallet. First of all, the Limited Edition is listed as having eight fewer pages than the standard edition, although the extent of any cut content has yet to be determined. Secondly, the Collector's Edition will actually be shipping on February 12, 2013, a full two weeks after the standard edition's launch. To many Zelda fans, I expect those considerations are minor compared to having a book that looks like it came from Hyyrule on their shelves.

Because Amazon is the ONLY bookseller, right?

There's no extra pages. Go to any other book seller (and yes, there are book sellers besides Amazon) and you'll see that both versions of the book have 272 pages. The 280 on Amazon's normal edition is probably just a typo. Next time try to do a little research, neh?

NNGGGGGGHHHH!

I want it so badly! But if it's gonna be worth that much, then I might have to pass. I already have the normal edition on my Amazon's wish list. So we'll see.

 

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