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Nintendo flirted with a Hyrule Wars game, alien invasions, and Biker Link before BOTW

GregLombardi

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I feel like this deserves its own thread. What on earth drugs were they using?




 

grandjedi6

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Well they did say they wanted to change up the series after Skyward Sword
 

Ray Down

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Aliens are fine, the biker/guitar look is bad.

Unless they go full in on making the premise and world stupid in that it's terrible.
 

Mariolee

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Every crazy fan theory about the next zelda game has actually been considered for an actual Zelda game lol
 

mjc

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Super weird ideas here....but kind of interesting in their own way. An alien invasion Zelda would be........weird.
 

Shift Breaker

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That last image is the most controversial, can't see people being too pleased that Link's signature weapon is an axe rather than a sword.
 

ForkNetwork

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Yo, Alien Invasion sounds really cool

Reminds of the Aurum Arc in Kid Icarus, I would to see Ganondorf, Zelda and Link team up against the alien threat
 

Maxinas

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Make all of this DLC content, and the Expansion pass would actually be worth buying. Alien mothership dungeon would be great.
 

The Big N

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This is how they plan to resurrect the Metroid franchise... With a Zelda crossover title. The aliens invade and abduct Zelda. Link teams up with a familiar bounty hunter to get her back!
 

StreetsAhead

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Kind of reminds me of the modern Fire Emblem stuff one of the producers talked about after Awakenings (and also how he kind of got his wish with some of visual ideas in the form of TMS)
 

ffdgh

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The alien thing doesn't seem too out there since they've done that before. Biker link though...And not even using the master cycle from MK8
 

spock

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I feel like this deserves its own thread. What on earth drugs were they using?

Shrooms, lots of them. I mean if you look at the ideas in creativity in many Nintendo games it would seem they get high as fuck on the reg and brain storm shit. :p
 

NOLA_Gaffer

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Man I'm totally up for a "modern" interpretation of The Legend of Zelda. If a Castlevania game was able to be set in the 21st Century I don't see why they couldn't do the same with Zelda.

My brain is swirling with thoughts of Gitaroo Man because of that guitar-wielding Link and No More Heroes for a modern-day interpretation.
 

H3xum

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What the crap.

I mean, I know the timeline is all jacked and made up on the fly basically but...

What the crap
 

jdstorm

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Link looks like Hes Wanted Dead or Alive Era Bonjovi in the "Biker Link" concept art