Nintendo Discusses Some Early Ideas For Breath of The Wild At GDC

At this year’s Game Developers Conference, or GDC for short, Nintendo hosted an hour and half long presentation discussing development for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This discussion included a 2D prototype, and even some early ideas for the game, including a more modern setting.

Although the video of the talk will go live next week, there a few tidbits that were shared by Nintendo, who live tweeted the discussion on Twitter, which include some interesting, cool, and just plain weird tidbits. One of the biggest things that the team wanted to do was they wanted the game to be “more active” than in previous games, which is the reason why the world has so many objects to mess around with. On the cool side of things, the team actually made a 2D Zelda prototype to test the game’s weather effects and how your actions affected the world, which actually looks pretty rad.

Finally, when it comes to the weird, at one point the game would be called Hyrule Wars. While the name seems pretty tame, the really weird part was that the plot of the game would be that Hyrule would be invaded by aliens. Yeah, that’s certainly out of left field. Even crazier was some concept art showing a modern Link, wearing modern clothes, riding a motorcycle and playing on a guitar. While I’d personally think a alien attack would be pretty interesting to see in Zelda game, I’m glad cooler heads prevailed and we didn’t get a modern version of Link this time around (though I admit that guitar looked pretty sweet).

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releases on March 3rd for the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch. To see more about the game and learn more about development, Nintendo of America live Tweeted the presentation, which you can check out a couple of them below.





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