“These days, development staff have been focused on emphasizing their games’ presentation. Unfortunately, as a result, there aren’t any games being made that have the power to surpass FFVII. As hardware improves, it becomes very difficult to create JRPG-type games, so I think that’s one of the reasons JRPGs have been criticized as outdated and stale by the American game media. (Certainly, much as it pains me, I can’t help but observe that present-day Final Fantasy doesn’t compare to the visuals and real-time aspect of games like Uncharted and Call of Duty.)”
With Hyrule Historia confirmed for an official English release in January, 2013, the fan translation on the site may not stay up forever. Don’t forget to reserve your copy on Amazon so you’ll always have the Zelda timeline close at hand!
You can find a shortcut to the Amazon link and follow all the news about the official localization at History of Hyrule.
(They’re also on Tumblr!)
More Skyward Sword concept art, with commentary from the game’s developers!
Or, check out the Hyrule Historia index page by clicking here!
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Rare concept art from the handheld Nintendo DS Zelda game, Phantom Hourglass!
Or check out the Hyrule Historia index page here!
The last of the Twilight Princess concept art from Hyrule Historia!
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Skyward Sword manga fully translated!
Now owners of Hyrule Historia, the Legend of Zelda artbook released in December, can read along with the official Skyward Sword comic drawn by Akira Himekawa in English.
Check it out here! And follow me for more Zelda translations!
The Legend of Zelda Manga:
A comic based on the original Zelda game for the NES? Yes! This beautiful manga following the original Legend of Zelda – Hyrule Fantasy storyline was drawn and written by Yuu Mishouzaki and published in 1989.
Read it in English here!