Nintendo considered making Link 25-30 years old in Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wolf Link design talk
A few years ago, Nintendo and Dark Horse brought out The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia. The book showed a bunch of concept art from the series, including Twilight Princess. There were many interesting designs depicted for characters such as Link. In some of the drawings, Link looked quite a bit older than his final version in the game. Now we have an idea about the potential age Nintendo was thinking about.
Nintendo artists Yusuke Nakano and Satoru Takizawa spoke about designing Link for Twilight Princess in the new Zelda: Art & Artifacts book. Nakano touched on how Nintendo considered making the character “twenty-five… maybe even thirty.” The intent was “making him quite sturdy”
Also worth mentioning, when designing Wolf Link, Takizawa noted how Nintendo thought about giving him a wolf cut hairstyle, “which would have given him a more wolfish look.”
Here’s the full transcript about Link’s design in Twilight Princess:
Nintendo on why Wind Waker 2 became Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess wasn’t the game Nintendo always intended it to be. Initially, development on the project began as a sequel to Wind Waker.
Series producer Eiji Aonuma actually “announced” Wind Waker 2 during a talk at GDC 2004. A slide included in his presentation showed that the game was in the works, though we know that plans ultimately changed.
Now we have some insight into the situation thanks to a new interview from The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts. The book is coming west next February, but it’s out in Japan as “Hyrule Graphics”. And a section of the discussion with artist Satoru Takizawa talks about what happened back in the day.
Zelda: Twilight Princess manga – four volumes planned, Germany will have the first in November
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VIZ Media made it known yesterday that the company is localizing the Zelda: Twilight Princess manga. Just as we learned from an Otakon panel, the first volume will be made available in English next March. As for the rest of the world? Fortunately, there are plans to have the manga in other languages as well.
Tokyopop will be handling the German version of the Zelda: Twilight Princess manga, and it’ll actually be coming out very soon. The first volume is due out on November 17 for €6.50. Plans are also in place for Spanish and French editions.
Thanks to Tokyopop, we also now know how long the manga will run for. The publisher confirmed that a total of four volumes will be released.
Lastly, Tokyopop will also be bringing out The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition based on Ocarina of Time on November 17. North America will have it on November 1.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga coming west, first volume in March
Posted on 10 months ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News | 4 Comments | 0 Likes
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga is now confirmed for the west. During a panel at Otakon today, VIZ Media announced that they’ve licensed it from Himekawa. The first volume will drop in March 2017.
Japan received the first volume of the Twilight Princess manga in June. New issues are still being printed, so the series will be continuing for quite awhile. Eventually, more volumes will likely be released overseas as well.
VIZ Media will localize the Zelda: Twilight Princess manga
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in News | 3 Comments | 0 Likes
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess started a manga in February. It’s created by Akira Himekawa, the same team behind the other manga entries in the series. The big question on the minds of fans is when we’ll be seeing a localized version.
There’s no word on anything regarding a release date, but Akira Himekawa now says that the Twilight Princess manga will be released in English thanks to VIZ Media. It’s also worth pointing out that TOKYOPOP Deutschland will handle the German version.
Here’s the news straight from Akira Himekawa’s Facebook page:
Video: An “honest trailer” for Pokken Tournament
The folks over at Smosh have once again produced an “honest trailer” for a game. This time, the video focuses on Pokken Tournament. Check it out below.
Video: An “honest trailer” for Zelda: Twilight Princess
The folks over at Smosh have once again produced an “honest trailer” for a game. This time, the video focuses on Zelda: Twilight Princess. Check it out below.
Zelda: Twilight Princess – more HD vs. original comparisons
A number of outlets have uploaded additional videos comparing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD to the original release. We’ve attached them to this post below.
Zelda: Twilight Princess manga is happening
Posted on 1 year ago by Brian(@NE_Brian) in GameCube, General Nintendo, News, Wii, Wii U | 25 Comments | 1 Likes
Last July, Akira Himekawa teased a new entry in the Zelda manga series. There were plans to have it out last year, but strangely, nothing ever materialized. A concrete update was finally shared today.
A new Twilight Princess manga will begin and published at Shogakukan’s manga app Manga One. They would’ve liked to announce the title during last year’s tease, but there were many states of affairs, which is why they could only announce it today.
Twilight Princess HD on Wii U vs Twlight Princess on Wii – story trailer comparisons
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Update: Added in another comparison from GameXplain.
Earlier today we got a brand new trailer for the HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and now the good folks over at Nintendo World Report have put a video together comparing the game’s original story trailer from the Wii version in 2006 side by side the brand new Twilight Princess HD trailer. Take a look at the comparison below!