The art books usually contain especially interesting material, but the recently released ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Works’ also includes a promise: after a narrow margin of departure regarding the release of ‘The Ballad of the Chosen’ , Nintendo already has its sights set on the next title in the series. And not only that.
After putting the finishing touch to the latest adventure of the hero of Hyrule with the DLC of the Expansion Pass, the Great N put on sale a book of 416 pages that gathers all the illustrations of the unquestionable game of the year by our readers and the editorial team of VidaExtra.
A book that, as it comes to be habitual, includes among sketches, designs and drawings comments of the developers. Of course, as indicated by the media Polygon, the note of the producer of the saga Eiji Aonuma does not go unnoticed: Aonuma confirms that his team has already begun to work in the next Zelda.
The book ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Works’ is composed of three chapters: the first of them dedicated to the main illustrations, the second focused on the design and development process and -finally- its third chapter serves to delve into the story included in the game, covering the main game events and what happened in ‘The Ballad of the Chosen’.
Of course, we will also find some curiosities and ideas discarded, such as a more modern version of Link and even the alternative designs of Hyrule’s legendary Heroes. Will any of this material be reused for the next title? Nothing is disposable, and for example you only have to see how Link already had a certain biker touch in the illustration that is under these lines.
For now we have two clear conclusions: the first is that the bar of ‘Breath of The Wild’ and its extra content is quite high. On the other hand, Aonuma can devote itself to better exploring the possibilities of the Joy Con and the technical ceiling of Switch, although it is perhaps too pretentious to systematically discard a delivery for 3DS.
Of course, it’s time for Nintendo to delve a little more into their plans for 2018 (including its Virtual Console and its online) and its succulent promises for Switch, such as ‘Metroid Prime 4’ and the announced RPG of ‘Pokémon’, two titles with potential for salespeople.
Currently it is possible to acquire ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Master Works’ through play-asia and other distributors only in Japanese, although it is not ruled out that it reaches the old continent translated in the coming months as ‘Hyrule Historia’ or ‘Art and Artifacts’.