The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Art Book On the Way; Series’ Creators Share Sketches and Insights

In a panel with three of the series creators, a new artbook for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was announced along with more info.

on July 7, 2017 3:05 PM

With a history that dates back decades, The Legend of Zelda has been an iconic presence in gaming (especially with this year’s acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild), and those that are looking to go deeper into the art and creation of the series’ most recent title will have much to look forward to (hopefully) soon.

Nintendo of Europe shared some insights and new announcements from a Legend of Zelda-focused panel at Japan Expo featuring three of the series’ longtime creative leads: artist Yusuke Nanako, graphic designer Satoru Takizawa, and series producer Eiji Aonuma. Alongside their masterclass presentation delving into the art and design of the beloved series, the panel revealed that a new Zelda artbook will be on the way that focuses specifically on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Included in the book will be a variety of sketches, concept art, and final character designs for fans of the title to enjoy from Breath of the Wild – no details on pricing or a release date for the artbook were revealed at this time, however.

Alongside the artbook, the panel also provided a look at various sketches and concepts from several other titles in the Zelda series, such as Wind WakerTwilight Princess, while also offering some tidbits on development and the art for Breath of the Wild. One fact in particular that was interesting was that Takizawa wanted players “to truly feel Hyrule’s atmosphere, from smells to temperature” through the art and level design of its world.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for Nintendo Switch and Wii U.

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