VIZ Media announced today that company will be releasing The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition this week. The release marks a new deluxe 2-in-1 edition manga comic based on the hit Nintendo video game franchise. The edition will feature new covers, new color illustrations and foil highlights, and it will be released in an oversized edition.
The comic was created by Akira Himekawa, and each volume collects two of the volumes of the original 10-volume manga series. Volume 1 adapts Ocarina of Time, featuring a young Link embarking on a quest to find three spiritual stones that hold the key to the Triforce. Link wants to deliver these stones to the Princess of Hyrule, but he faces constant obstacles in his path.
The first volume will be available for the MSRP of $17.99. VIZ Media also confirmed that the company will be releasing future omnibus volumes in print three times a year. Speaking on the news, editor Joel Enos commented in the press release: “THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: LEGENDARY EDITION is the ultimate edition for fans and new readers alike. For the entire run of this edition we’ll have new material, including some sketches and character designs, some new stories for the first time in English, and other small editorial things we took special care with that we hope fans will appreciate.”
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series was created by Akira Himekawa, which is the pen name of two women known simply as A. Honda and S. Nagano. The pair created THE LEGEND OF ZELDA manga series which was inspired by several games and story arcs in the Zelda video game series.
You can check out the cover artwork for the Legendary Edition below.
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