Pg. 6 & 7 Skyward Sword Concept Art Introduction

| July 25, 2012

The following page was translated by Patas. Introduction Skyward Sword can be appropriately described with the words “a dense Zelda game,” with the world visuals we created for it, the many characters, the elaborate puzzles and the tight links to the successive games on the timeline it features all over. In this section, we introduce […]

Pg. 232 Ganon Design Retrospective

| July 24, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow. Ganon 1998 – Ocarina of Time The first appearance of Ganondorf, the original form of Ganon. This is where the image of a red haired demon thief used in later instalments was established. 2001 – Oracles This design is reminiscent of that […]

Pg. 231 Zelda Design Retrospective (Cont.)

| July 24, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow. Zelda Designs 2003 – Four Swords & Four Swords Adventures Zelda as she appears in the Four Swords games. Her head features a large ribbon. 2004 – The Minish Cap 2006 – Twilight Princess Princess Zelda’s most adult look in the series. […]

Pg. 230 Zelda Design Retrospective

| July 24, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow. Zelda Designs 1986 – The Legend of Zelda A drawing of the first princess Zelda. Compared to the Princess Zeldas from A Link to the Past and later, her outfit is very simple. She also has red hair instead of her typical […]

Pg. 229 Link Design Retrospective (Cont.)

| July 24, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow. Changes in Character Designs 2001 – Oracles 2002 – The Wind Waker The birth of the so-called “cat-eyed Link”. Since then, this Link design has been adopted in the handheld games. 2003 – Four Swords & Four Swords Adventures For the sake […]

Pg. 228 Link Design Retrospective

| July 24, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Translated by Snow. Changes in Character Designs Link’s appearance has changed dramatically over the years with each new incarnation. These pages will show the evolution of his appearance. 1986 – The Legend of Zelda Even this early on, his familiar look featuring green clothes, a […]

Protected: A Message From the Developers

| July 24, 2012

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Pg. 226 Spirit Tracks Concept Art

| July 23, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. The Tower of Spirits The Tower of Spirits is a very important place in the story, and Link visits it many times during his adventure. Perhaps the number of design sketches that were […]

Pg. 227 Spirit Tracks Concept Art

| July 23, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. Spirit Tracks Concept Art Design Sketches Among the design sketches that depict gears and train wheels and crisscrossed tracks are included ones that greatly differ from the final version of the tower seen […]

Pg. 225 Spirit Tracks Concept Art

| July 23, 2012

A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. Spirit Tracks Concept Art The Field A Station Food Offerings The World Map A world map drawn in early development. During development, the developers consulted the world map, endeavoring to design it so […]