Retro Studios is finest identified to Nintendo followers because the staff behind the Metroid Prime sequence, however the developer has made a number of makes an attempt to work on a Zelda recreation as properly. Final 12 months, it was revealed that the developer as soon as pitched a Zelda recreation targeted on Sheik, however now DidYouKnowGaming has pulled again the curtain on one other recreation, which Retro pitched to Nintendo in 2004. The sport would have launched on Nintendo DS, and the pitch took heavy inspiration from Ultimate Fantasy Techniques. Titled “Heroes of Hyrule,” the sport was by no means formally authorised by Nintendo, so improvement by no means went past the planning phases.
The video from DidYouKnowGaming detailing Heroes of Hyrule will be discovered embedded under.
Just like the staff’s Sheik pitch, Heroes of Hyrule wouldn’t have put gamers within the function of Hyperlink. As a substitute, gamers would have assumed the function of a boy named Kori that discovers a mysterious guide. 100 years previous to the occasions of the sport, Ganon captured Zelda, and after making an attempt to free her, Hyperlink was captured as properly. Nevertheless, three of Hyperlink’s associates, a Goron (Dunar), a Rito (Seriph), and a Zora (Krel), teamed as much as rescue him. Every hero would have represented one facet of the Triforce. After saving the day, Ganon retreated to a mystical spell guide, however his spirit grew to become caught. Unable to burn the guide, the heroes ripped out the pages, scattering them throughout the land in an effort to forestall Ganon from ever returning.
The sport would have began in a conventional Zelda type, with gamers controlling Kori. After discovering the guide, Kori begins studying in regards to the previous of Hyrule. Throughout these segments, the sport would swap to strategy-inspired gameplay, which might have made up about 2/3 of the journey. The opposite 1/3 would have targeted on Kori finishing duties for the folks round city in trade for extra pages of the guide, unaware that rebuilding it could result in Ganon’s return.
All of this data was contained in a 22-page pitch obtained by DidYouKnowGaming. From every part within the video, it seems prefer it might have been fairly promising, however it clearly wasn’t meant to be. Nonetheless, Zelda followers ought to positively give it a watch!
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