Monsters: Part 2

| April 12, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 38 to 40 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The Developers Discuss the Big Octoroks & The Floormasters Art by Pyrofishies on DeviantArt. Aonuma: The “Octo” in “Big Octorok” comes from “octopus”. It means “eight”, but Big Octoroks actually resemble squid more […]

Monsters: Part 1

| March 21, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 38 to 40 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The design sketch is also from Zelda Box, now preserved in a gallery of official Wind Waker art maintained by History of Hyrule. The Developers Discuss the Moblins Aonuma: In early development, the […]

The Minor Characters

| March 20, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 36 and 37 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The Developers Discuss the Great Fairies & The Fairy Queen Haruhana: In Ocarina of Time, I happened to create very strong characters in the Great Fairies, so, with The Wind Waker, I started […]

Tingle, Zephos, and Cyclos

| March 18, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 34 and 35 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The sketches are taken from The Wind Waker section of Hyrule Historia, preserved in a gallery of official Wind Waker art maintained by History of Hyrule. The Developers Discuss the Tingle Brothers Takano: […]

The Windfall Islanders

| March 14, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 32 and 33 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The Developers Discuss Tott Aonuma: Everyone says that they never expected this guy to be important enough that he teaches Link a song. [Laughs] In the beginning, we planned to give him an […]

The Outset Islanders

| March 13, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 30 and 31 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The Developers Discuss the Outset Islanders Aonuma: Zill was created early on, wasn’t he? Haruhana: He was the 2nd or 3rd character made by the designers in charge. An illustration of a snotty-nosed […]

The Sages

| March 11, 2013

The text on this page is taken from pages 28 and 29 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The sketches are taken from The Wind Waker section of Hyrule Historia, preserved in a gallery of official Wind Waker art maintained by History of Hyrule. The Developers Discuss Medli & Makar Takano: […]

The Secondary Characters

| February 6, 2013

The text and design sketches on this page (with the exception of the Jabun sketch from Hyrule Historia) are taken from pages 22 to 24 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The sketches are preserved for posterity in a gallery of official Wind Waker art maintained by History of Hyrule. The […]

The Main Characters

| February 4, 2013

The text and design sketches on this page are taken from pages 18 to 21 of the Zelda Box guidebook, released in Japan in 2002. The sketches are preserved for posterity in a gallery of official Wind Waker art maintained by History of Hyrule. The Developers Discuss Link Aonuma: You could say that one of […]