Pg. 143 A Link to the Past Concept Art

Posted By at 9:00 AM on Tuesday May 1, 2012

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

A Link to the Past Design Sketches

Zelda
Princess Zelda, garbed in magnificent robes. This is an early design of her outfit. The sci-fi costume Zelda also comes to mind, but she doesn’t appear in the game, of course.

ALttP Zelda

ALttP Zelda

ALttP Zelda

ALttP Zelda

Ganon
You can infer Ganon’s size by looking at the comparison chart below. The chart also has some other familiar characters mixed in…

ALttP Ganon

ALttP Height Comparison Chart

ALttP Ganon

ALttP Ganon

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  1. ShadowDragoonFTW says:

    …what the heck is that last sketch of Zelda supposed to be?? So very confused…

    • Mordred says:

      The legend of Zelda was supposed to occur in two times, the past and a distant future; even the triforce was going to be a microchip. That being said, an early sketch of Zelda wearing futureish clothes is not so weird.

      Ps: Sorry for my english c:

      • GlitterBerri says:

        Do you have a source for these claims?

        • ARandomCommentator says:

          On the origin of the name “Link”, Miyamoto had this to say: “Link’s name comes from the fact that originally, the fragments of the Triforce were supposed to be electronic chips. The game was to be set in both the past and the future and as the main character would travel between both and be the link between them, they called him Link.”[4]

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link_%28The_Legend_of_Zelda%29#Character_design

          Hence why some speculate the existence of early sci fi concept art in ALTTP indicates it may have once used the same setting, maybe what the Light World/Dark World gameplay mechanic was originally going to be.

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