Pg. 8 Skyward Sword Concept Art

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A translation of a concept art page from Hyrule Historia. Images taken from History of Hyrule’s The Legend of Zelda art anthology. This page was translated by Patas.

Those who Have the Fate of the World in Their Hands

In this era, people lived in the sky and there was no such name as “Hyrule” yet on the surface. Followers of the goddesses and evil gathered and are fighting it out.

“This time, Link was designed as a 17.5 year old. The setting said, ‘halfway grown-up, immature,’ so we had to adjust the face and the body complexion of the Link featured in Twilight Princess. Their tunics are almost the same (maybe just without the arm guard?). His face has a slightly more comical air rather than the grown-up look in the previous game, so no matter what expression he makes, he didn’t look out of place. Also, this story makes the player figure out the nature of some relationships, so it became rich in expressions.”

(Kobayashi, Designer)

Hero from the sky,
raise your sword skyward now.

Link

SS Link

He’s a young boy who studies at the knight academy in Skyloft. During his search for the missing Zelda, he grows up and becomes aware of his destiny.

Design Sketches

Cartoon Style

SS Link

SS Link

SS Link

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