During his guest appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime briefly gave us our first glimpse of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild being played on the Nintendo Switch. Take a look after the jump!
Before the likes of Midna and Wolf Link were even ideas, Nintendo had planned on following The Wind Waker up with a direct sequel. Even as late as GDC 2004 — just a few months before Twilight Princess’s famous E3 2004 reveal trailer — Wind Waker 2 was still planned as the next major Zelda installment.
Although the Legend of Zelda: Arts and Artifacts art book won’t release stateside until Feb. 21, it’s been available in Japan as Hyrule Graphics for several months. Thanks to the folks over at Nintendo Everything, the section regarding Wind Waker 2’s short-lived development has been translated. Head past the jump to read the full details from artist Satoru Takizawa.
Last month, fellow fan site Zelda Universe launched one of its most ambitious projects to date on its YouTube channel: a cinematic re-editing of Twilight Princess that features full-fledged English voiceovers. The overall presentation showcases a deep reverence for the source material, with the performances in the first chapter alone being top-notch.
That said, the most recent entry, which released just yesterday, is particularly noteworthy for its introduction of Midna. Based on the handful of fan-dubs I’ve watched throughout the years, this actress’s performance offers the most convincing portrayal of the mischievous imp yet. Her tone is often condescending enough to sympathize with the perpetual snarl on Link’s face, yet playful enough to remain endearing.
Hit the jump to check out the first two chapters of Twilight Princess: English Dub, and definitely share your thoughts in the comments below!
A new trailer wasn’t the only piece of Breath of the Wild content to come out of tonight’s Game Awards ceremony. Near the tail-end of the proceedings, Nintendo’s Bill Trinen and Nate Bihldorff tag-teamed their way through a newly-unveiled section of the game. Along with a never-before-seen NPC, the demo showcases another distinct environment — hinting at the wide variety of locales that Link will discover throughout his next adventure. Head past the jump to see for yourself!