The The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been in development for many years. Many people have forgotten, but before it was a Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite game, it was developed only for the Wii U and Wii U. As it was in development, there were a lot of reports of troubles. its obvious development. It should therefore come as no surprise that it has some significantly cut content that was not included in the final version of the game released in March 2017 alongside the Switch.
As Nintendo Everything has noted, back in 2017 during a CEDEC session hosted by Nintendo, some pictures were of The Legend of Zelda: The breath of the wild back when it was in early development stage was revealed. While the images are old, they are only just starting to come out very recently.
The images show real-life Japanese locations, believed to have been transplanted for testing purposes. But even more interesting this is the revelation that at some point Nintendo has brought Skyward Sword̵7;s The mechanic jumps in the game. Obviously, this wasn’t included in the final version, but it looks like it almost did.
Below, you can see the images and snippets for yourself:
Scale the game ‘Breath of the Wild’ with skydiving. A mechanic ended up on ‘Skyward Sword’ (CEDEC 2017) pic.twitter.com/zTAwUebyZU
– Vicente Quesada (@RazorOfArtorias) April 10, 2020
Interesting facts about BotW:
To help build the world and measure distances between landmarks, the Zelda team initially started with a 2D map of Kyoto. Some of these landmarks are then built into basic 3D models.
At one point (in the early stage) Breath of the Wild looks like this: pic.twitter.com/oQgcNECCcf
– Pixelpar (@pixelpar) July 23, 2020
At the time of publication, Nintendo hasn’t made any comment on the images, leaving Nintendo fans with very little detail and a lot of room for imagination.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild available via Wii U, Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch. Its sequel is currently in development for the following two platforms, but for now, there’s no word on when it will release.
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