‘The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia’ Is A Link To Video Game Art Past (Get It?) [Preview]
The Legend of Zelda has been a fixture in pop culture ever since that golden GamePak hit shelves back in 1986, and one of the best things about it has always been the look. From green-clad heroes to glowing triforces to weird pig-sorcerer guys who are super into kidnapping princesses, those games have always looked cool, even when they were limited to 8-bit palette.
Now, Dark Horse has compiled the art of Legend of Zelda into a massive, 250+ page compendium called the Hyrule Historia, a book that has managed to unseat even 50 Shades of Grey from the top spot on Amazon. Truly, Link is the hero of light. Check out a preview highlighting the art from Twilight Princess below!The book highlights the art of Zelda from every game over the past quarter century — including a nifty timeline in the back of concept art for Link, Zelda and Ganon in each game — but with the more recent entries, it’s easy to see how many details of those original designs were translated into the final game.
Hyrule Historia is out today at bookstores everywhere, available in hardcover from your local comic shop from Dark Horse Comics, with a cover price of $34.99!