VIZ Media announces the debut of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga series set for March 14th.
VIZ Media expands the Zelda franchise with an upcoming adaptation of The Legend of Zelda’s most famous video game, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Manga is set for an exclusive print release and will be based on the immensely popular Nintendo role-playing, puzzle-solving, action video game franchise. The manga features story and artwork by creator Akira Himekawa, the team renowned for their previous Zelda manga adaptations. The first volume of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga series is rated ‘T’ for Teens and has an MSRP of $9.99 U.S./$12.99 CAN. Volumes will release on a yearly basis, which is a really long time, but also a lot less time than it takes for another game to release. Considering the release of Breath of the Wild, this is perfect timing. For those who don’t know the premise of Twilight Princess here’s a synopsis and some words from the editor:
Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, Princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light.
“Zelda fans will love this latest release for one of the franchise’s most popular games,” says Michael Montesa, Editor. “The 13th video game in the Zelda saga, Nintendo’s Twilight Princess takes a notably darker, more mature tone than previous installments. This foreboding atmosphere is captured in this exciting new adaptation, which fans and players will want to add to their personal collections.”
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. To-date they have created ten manga adventures, which are published by VIZ Media, featuring Link and the popular video game world of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, including OCARINA OF TIME, ORACLE OF SEASONS, FOUR SWORDS and more.
[via VIZ Media]
You’ll be able to pick your copy up at www.VIZ.com.