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'The Legend Of Zelda: Art & Artifacts' – Why 'Wind Waker 2' Became 'Twilight Princess'; 'BotW' Video Detailed! [VIDEO]


Most fans would agree that it is always a treat to discover new trivial facts surrounding a game that they've passionately played and followed over the years. Such is the case for the upcoming "The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts," a book that covers a lot of well-known and rare content for the franchise spanning from over thirty years up to "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild." That being said, most fans would be surprised to know why "Wind Waker 2" became "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess"

It was recently reported that "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" was never a game that the iconic Japanese game developer planned to make, Nintendo Everything has learned. It was stated that the game was initially developed as "Wind Waker 2."

This tidbit of information came from an interview included in the upcoming book, "The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts," which the source pointed out to be released in February 2017. For those living in Japan, the book is already out and it is titled as "Hyrule Graphics."

In the interview with artist Satoru Takizawa, he elaborated that the demand for high-budget live-action prompted them to make a more realistic, taller Link. Initially, they wanted to see Link galloping on a horse but his proportions in "Wind Waker" didn't seem right. As such, Takizawa brought in Yusuke Nakano to make the design for Link.

Apart from interviews with artists, "The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts" will include every masterwork printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format, rare promotional pieces, game box arts, instruction booklet illustrations, official character illustrations, sprite art and more.

In other news, it was reported that Nintendo is still keeping fans updated with its upcoming installment to the acclaimed franchise with "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," Forbes reported.

The source noted that the two latest videos that were launched by Nintendo for "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" covered both the game's gameplay and narrative setting. It was noted that the earlier video trailer for the game depicted Hyrule in ruins, which Forbes assumed that fans can expect the game to be at the end of the Fallen Hero timeline.

That being said, it seems that fans will be getting a lot of content from the franchise as Nintendo releases "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" in 2017, while the book "The Legend of Zelda: Arts & Artificats" will be available outside of Japan in February.

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