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274-page gaming bible The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia has proved a runaway success, having stormed’s best sellers chart to achieve the top spot.

The lengthy tome, which has been published in the west by Dark Horse, originally saw release across Japan last year.

Its contents include never-before-seen concept art, a detailed history of Hyrule, an official chronology of the games in the series, as well as an introductory foreword penned by legendary games industry figure Shigeru Miyamoto.

Last week, Nintendo announced plans to release The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD on Wii U, whilst the development team works on the next instalment within the series that will “re-think the conventions of Zelda.”

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia saw release this week across North America and Europe, and is available to purchase through various retailers.

Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.