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I almost forgot that this will be shipping out in a week! Unfortunately the more expensive limited edition has been sold out for some time now, but you can still put in a half-price preorder ($19.42) for the standard hardcover.
Hyrule Historia will receive a limited Collector’s Edition that will release alongside the standard book packed with Legend of Zelda art, history, and more.
The good news: this version has gold-gilded pages and a faux-leather cover with debossed Gate of Time artwork. Preorders are currently discounted to $45.73.
The bad news: Amazon lists this as shipping two weeks later than the standard version (January 29), and with eight fewer pages — it’s unclear if that’s because the Collectors Edition is missing the Akira Himekawa manga packed in with the standard release, or if the comic is just not included in the page count.
New North American cover for Hyrule Historia, that upcoming Legend of Zelda book that features 274 pages collecting the series’ history and artwork. This is the same book that blew everyone’s minds with the Zelda timeline.
I photoshopped these silly crime novel covers almost five years ago for a game preview (Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles) I wrote up on DS Fanboy/Joystiq.
Imagine my surprise when they popped up on my Tumblr dashboard last night with 30K+ likes and reblogs! Back when I posted them, hardly anyone noticed the images. I ain’t even mad that 99.99% of the dudes seeing them now have no idea who Jake Hunter is or that I made these — it’s just great to have people finally appreciating them.
The pizza roll one is particularly popular. I’ve seen it pop up on Facebook and meme/social sites a bunch of times. It’s pretty funny that all these people in the West have been sort of introduced to an obscure Japanese adventure game series through a random image about pizza rolls. And that I played a part in that!
“I spent two hours in the library playing Pokemon” - Liza. Ey, real quick, lemme preach at you kids for a minute.
I am all for gettin your handheld gaming on whenever you can, but you’re missing out on a lot of great books when you don’t take advantage of the time you have stuck in a library. I’ve read so many things that have stuck with me while at the library, passing time during lunch breaks or waiting for my ride to pick me up, just pulling whatever book had a nice cover or interesting title.
Anyway, enjoy your Pokerman video games — just don’t forget to feed your brain a book or two when you can.
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