Nintendo has revealed initial images of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild before the studio finalized its official concept. It seems they had a lot of wild ideas for the upcoming installment that even involved aliens.
It has been established that Breath of the Wild introduces a lot of new concepts and mechanics to the franchise as it is the boldest Zelda title Nintendo has done by far. While these new ideas seem to be rather fitting for the series, Nintendo seemed to be pretty unconventional with its previous concepts. Polygon reports that the studio shared these wild notions during their time at the Game Developer's Conference (GDC).
Nintendo designer Satoru Takizawa first revealed two earlier concepts titled Hyrule Wars and The Legend of Zelda: Invasion. The latter image shows Link looking up at what seemed to be a UFO with alien enemies coming out of it. The designer also showed off some previous art of Link in a space suit, which might have been his outfit in Invasion.
On the other hand, the studio also tried drawing adult Link in more modern attire wherein he was wearing a pair of jeans and a tracksuit. Similarly, there are two other pieces, which show him riding a motorcycle and the other image features Link playing a guitar. While the hero might be riding his own vehicle in Mario Kart 8, it seems like Nintendo still is not too keen on making a game around the concept. On the other hand, Nintendo also made a 2D Zelda as a prototype for Breath of the Wild, as per Kotaku.
There, they included concepts like burning down trees and use the environment as a means of transportation, which all made its way to the main game. With this in mind, players can see how far The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild went during its development period. Fans can finally play the game on March 3 on the Wii U or the Nintendo Switch.