There’s good news, and there’s bad news.

The good news is that, just a few hours ago, Hyrule Historia was back on sale over at Amazon Japan.  The bad news:  They were sold out just two hours later.

While that sounds like bad news, I think it’s actually a good sign long term.  Initially Hyrule Historia was going to be a one-time release, a book for the fans to grab a hold of, and then… poof!  However, I have to surmise that Nintendo did not count on the fact that this book would be as successful as it really was.  Seeing the huge demand for this book worldwide, along with all of the book flipthroughs on YouTube, scans beginning to come out as well as the fan translations that are being painfully undertaken is alerting their eyes.  And so, as an acknowledgement of that demand, a very short second run was issued.  And that’s something.

All that means is that the possibility that Nintendo will continue to make more copies available after this—not to mention hopefully English and international versions to follow.

Update: Amazon Japan currently has it on sale again!  Looks like they were testing the waters!  With shipping and handling to the United States, it comes out to around $82.44.

Source: Amazon Japan