Nintendo Switch game "Zelda's Legend Breath of the Wild" has a 2D version
From February 27th to March 3rd 2017 in San Francisco, USA, a conference for game developers "Game Developers Conference 2017 (GDC 2017)" is being held. On March 1, Nintendo is the launch title of Nintenndo Switch "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild"The panel discussion was carried out and it was revealed that prototype 2D version of" Zelda's Legend Breath of the Wild "was made for development.
In the panel discussion, Mr. Fujibayashi Hideyomuro of Game Director, Mr. Takahiro Doda of Technical Director, Mr. Satoshi Takizawa of Art Director entered and talked about the development of "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild".
Among them, Mr. Takizawa, art director, made a 2D version of "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild" to experiment with ideas on link action and share it with other staff. Mr. Takizawa commented "This is a fine prototype of Blessed the Wild".
You can check how the 2D version of "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild" is actually working from the following movie.
Footage of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2D Prototype GDC 2017 - YouTube
At first glance it looks like "The Legend of Zelda" released in 1986 for the disc system, but the clothing of the link is "blue" instead of "green" that appeared in "The Legend of Zelda".
This is the scene of the action that the arrow which passed the bonfire strikes the tree and burns.
If this scene is reflected in "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild", it looks like the image below.
When the link released an arrow to pass a bonfire, the object hit the object behind the bonfire.
This time in the 2D version, the link hits the branch with a bonfire and lights the fire ...
The action of burning trees.
This is reflected in "The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild".
In the panel discussion, the link concept art at the early development stage was also shown. I wear jeans in a green jersey, and links that cross the bike feel somewhat strange.
Besides this, it seems that game design, physics and chemistry in the game were told in a panel discussion.
The "Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild" is scheduled to be released for Nintendo Switch and Wii U on March 3, 2017.