BotW

If you want more of an insight into the Zelda universe, it’s hard to pass up a juicy fact book. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion was one of the more recent ones released by Dark Horse. In Japan, this book known as the Master Works. Other than the language differences, you would naturally expect the two version of the book to be the same. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

According to Gaming Reinvented, there may have been an oversight during the translation. It turns out there are a few pages missing from the Dark Horse English version. It seems like a rather significant omission, given the exact concept art on these pages. As can be seen below, the images show Link’s family. Family isn't always associated with this character, so it’s somewhat mind-blowing to see official concept art depicting this, even if it didn’t make it into the final version of the game.

Link Family

As Gaming Reinvented explains, the large figure behind him is his father, and the younger looking girl by his side is apparently intended to be his sister. It’s what Link’s past might have been like before he had to save Hyrule. Of course, if it wasn’t for the Japanese version of the book, there would be no evidence of this. The page reportedly got replaced with a copy of the game’s map, which already appears elsewhere.

It’s hard to say why exactly these pages including Link’s family were removed. Maybe it was an error on Dark Horse’s behalf, or perhaps it was intentional. Gaming Reinvented speculates Dark Horse might have forgotten to translate it. If it was a mistake, it wouldn’t be the first time. The company was previously caught out for using a large amount of information from the Mario Wiki.

[via gamingreinvented.com]