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Old Dec. 21, 2016, 04:55 PM   #1
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Old Dec. 21, 2016, 07:05 PM   #2
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Old Dec. 22, 2016, 06:19 PM   #3
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They scanned some of these sorts of old dev documents about 6 years ago for an Iwata Asks article about Spirit Tracks, and then some of them showed up in Hyrule Historia:














And then a few months ago they showed some more of these during a Japan-only Zelda symphony concert:









They must have scanned the overworld map and other documents in the OP for the occasion of the concert.

What I think is most interesting is that second image from the concert set where they show an actual screenshot from a super early build of the game!

I'm hoping that some of this material ends up in better resolution in the Hyrule Encylopedia book they're currently working on, just like the first documents they scanned showed up in Hyrule Historia.
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Old Dec. 22, 2016, 06:20 PM   #4
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I haven't heard about the Hyrule Encyclopedia. What's that? Like a making-of thing?
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Old Dec. 22, 2016, 06:26 PM   #5
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It's the next companion book they're putting out.

Art & Artifacts is the book they released earlier this year which was packed with amazing artwork and illustrations from every game in the series.

Hyrule Encylopedia's first chapter will contain a visual guide to key terms in the series ("Master Sword", "Hyrule Castle", etc.). Its second chapter will be a database of enemies, items, dungeons, and more. The third chapter will contain an "archives" and will contain notes about the storylines of each game. I'm hoping the "archives" is full of development material.

More info here.
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Old Dec. 23, 2016, 08:12 AM   #6
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Where do you get all this information Kao? This is amazing.
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Old Apr. 6, 2017, 03:46 PM   #7
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Soku and I picked up a copy of the newly released Hyrule Encyclopedia (sequel to Hyrule Graphics/Zelda Art & Artifacts), and it had a lot of great design documents and development stuff in it, including this screenshot:



This is the only screenshot known to exist from this super early build of the original Zelda. This comes from back when the game had no overworld at all and was only dungeons. This screen is the dungeon select menu, which was discussed in more detail in this old Iwata Asks interview.
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Old Apr. 6, 2017, 05:53 PM   #9
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Didn't realize the image would post so huge. Polygon has picked up this story, so that's pretty cool.
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Old Apr. 6, 2017, 06:16 PM   #11
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Gotta show zelda informer what's up
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Old Apr. 6, 2017, 06:34 PM   #14
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Yeah, that's what I keep telling everyone, but nobody listens.
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Probably not brochacho, Registering for this website was like trying to decode the arc of the covenant or some schizzz
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Yeah... I'll get on Vegim again about upgrading our forum software.
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Didn't realize the image would post so huge. Polygon has picked up this story, so that's pretty cool.
Oh wow, I didn't expect to see that
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