While The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Masterworks — an encyclopedia containing background information, concept art and interviews with the game’s development team — was released last December in Japan, there are currently no plans for a localized release (aside from this vague tweet by Nintendo of Europe, anyway). However, some high-quality scans finally made their way online, and as expected, there’s some amazing concept art depicting scrapped designs. While GamingReinvented has all the relevant scans, we decide to share some of our favorites below.
First off, check out these Divine Beasts: crabs, jellyfish, and even a manta ray! The jellyfish is probably our favorite not only for being a creature you typically don’t associate with land, but that there appears be some ruins of civilization within. Perhaps people lived within these mechanical beasts once upon a time?
What on earth are THESE pieces of nightmare fuel? Why, scrapped ideas for the deadly Guardians, of course! Easily the most striking concept art, we’d love to see a future Zelda game incorporate these Lovecraftian-esque abominations.
Remember the horse god Malayna? Turns out he was originally planned to be more…flamboyant. Needless to say, I think we can all the agree the final design was an appropriate upgrade.
Contrary to what GamingInvented thinks, I actually adore the playful Wizzrobe sprites we got, but you gotta admit: these designs are cool as hell. Perhaps the one on the far left would’ve fit in perfectly with the Lovecraft Guardians? (Actually, it’s already in the game: that’s how they look under the robe. Note the familiar fangs.)
And that’s all we’ll share. Again, GamingInvented has far more to share, so be sure to check out their site! In the meantime, what do you think of the Breath of the Wild Masterwork concept art? Let us know in the comments below!