There is an insightful new Zelda-themed article series over at GlitterBerri’s Game Translations blog. The series will focus on the game development process of The Wind Waker, and elements that changed between initial planning and the final product of the game. Part 1: Mysterious Maps is the first article in the series.
Glitterberri discusses many early concepts that never made it into the final game, such as early map designs; a different appearance for The King of Red Lions (who is referred to here as simply “Red Lion” on the documents); and Outset Island as one single landmass instead of two split islands. Head over to her blog to read more!