Game Developers Conference - commonly known simply as GDC - is a major event for game creators and publishers to network and see what's happening in the world of game design. Nintendo, for its part, has announced that it'll be hosting a panel focused on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is sure to draw some interest.
The panel's going to be called "Change and Constant – Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild", and will take place from 11am-12:30 local time on 1st March, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. With the latest series entry adopting such an alternative approach to its predecessors, game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta will be on hand to discuss the development behind the game.
For decades, The Legend of Zelda series has been recognised as a trailblazer in game design that has influenced countless other games and developers. The latest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U systems, introduces wide-ranging changes that break with many of the traditional conventions of the franchise. The panel will provide an in-depth look at how these convention-breaking changes were implemented.
It should be an interesting event, and it'll be uploaded to GDC Vault in the week after it takes place.
It's not long, of course, until we'll all be able to try out Nintendo's new vision for the Legend of Zelda franchise.
Major spoilers incoming?
@FGPackers Not a chance.
Only two days before release... I don't see why they'd have saved anything good until that close.
breath of the wild is the real link between worlds: last of the wii u, first of the switch.
Has there been a word if the panel is available to everyone through GDC Vault? Some of their stuff is members only. I'll watch it one day once I've beaten the game just to be sure I won't get spoiled. I've watched some GDC videos before, like the 1999 keynote where the speaker was Shigeru Miyamoto. It was kind of funny seeing how Miyamoto hasn't changed during all these years unlike Bill Trinen who seemed to be a bit more nervous.
Will they talk talk about the Wii U version or is that not allowed?
17 days 16 hours 46 minutes until launch, folks. Get your crap in order.
@SLIGEACH_EIRE I imagine that most of what they will be talking about, being how they've implemented convention-breaking changes in the game, will apply to both the Switch and Wii U versions.
Could you imagine if Switch didn't have Zelda for launch? lol
@SLIGEACH_EIRE at this point I'm surprised they didn't delay the Wii U version to boost the Switch sales, like they did with TP back on GCN.
@gatorboi352 Isn't it delayed to the end of March?
I kinda want to watch but I really don't want to be spoiled. Hopefully nothing too bad. I'm curious to see their thought process behind this game. It isn't just simply "let's break the conventions of Zelda!" I want to hear about how they meshed all these different systems like the physics engines and the dynamic weather together. I'm super hyped to play this game. We've seen these systems in other games but have never seen quite a large array of thing put all into one game. Just a little bit longer!!!
@Gentlegamer nah, same day as far as i know
In the WiiU version the Sheikah Slate is quite clumsy, and it does only work inside the Shrine of Resurrection, not outside in the huge open world. So we better get the switch-version with the slim and mobile Sheikah Slate.....
@SLIGEACH_EIRE well considering they mentioned Wii U in the press release what do you think? It's the same game albeit worse graphics on Wii U
@Gentlegamer both Wii U and switch versions are out on 3rd march
When does the embargo get lifted?
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