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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is getting a manga, starting next week

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Japan-only for now

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is the subject of an upcoming manga series, which launches in Japan next week. Starting Feb. 8, the manga will be serialized exclusively on publisher Shogakukan's MangaOne appaccording to its artist's official website.

The manga is thus far only confirmed to be accessible by Japanese readers with the app. How long the Twilight Princess manga will run has not been announced.

Artist duo Akira Himekawa will write and illustrate the series, as they have done for past manga adaptations of Zelda games. The pair — Akira Himekawa is their conjoined pseudonym —€” previously created manga based on Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, A Link to the Past, among other games. Most recently, they illustrated a chapter based upon Skyward Sword.

Viz Media previously published volumes of Himekawa's Zelda manga stateside, albeit in truncated form. The comics publisher released a 10-volume box set of their work in 2011.

It might seem odd that Twilight Princess is only just receiving a manga adaptation, considering that the game debuted on Nintendo GameCube and Wii in 2006. But the release is, in fact, quite timely: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD hits Wii U on March 4 in both Japan and North America.

The high-definition remake of Link's final GameCube and first Wii outing will launch alongside a special Wolf Link and Midna amiibo, and offer further amiibo compatibility.