The project cancellation In the video game industry, as in other media, it is a more common practice than we think. Video games like Jak & Daxter 4, which we recently reviewed in What could be, they never saw the light, which leaves us with a feeling of knowing how they could have become. In the middle of last year we brought you the news that Retro Studios was working on a game in the series The Legend of Zelda starring Sheik and the existence of the same has been reaffirmed thanks to the update provided by a Nintendo report.
More Nintendo leaks happened today.
One doc lists all games in development around 2006, including an “Action game featuring Sheik from Zelda: Ocarina of Time”, spotted by c.marti.
Sheik’s game appears in Nintendo’s report
“Today, July 20, 2021, more leaks from Nintendo have been revealed. A document lists all games in development around 2006, including a action game with Sheik from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It could be the Retro Studios title canceled! “, Has shared the user MrTalida in Twitter. This information is complemented perfectly with the arte conceptual de Sammy Hall, a former Retro Studios pre-production artist, about the canceled video game. Sammy Hall himself mentioned to IGN that he did not believe that many people at Nintendo had seen much of the concept art for Sheik’s game and that the project could have been canceled at the time that Mark Pacini, Todd Keller and Kyan Pearson left Retro Studios.
I just learned by chance that Retro Studios (Metroid Prime, DK Country Return) was working on a Zelda canceled between 2005 and 2008 based on the Sheika tribe where we controlled Sheik version man. There is concept art and it’s just beautiful. https://t.co/C2xeT1GAkW pic.twitter.com/rAs9uWVmYt Kyio 🌛 (@ Kyiosuke13) July 15, 2021
The The Legend of Zelda starring Sheik was to be a title of Action RPG set after the bad ending from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game was in development between 2005 and 2008, time in which Nintendo had already launched its Nintendo Wii on the market, so we can almost certainly say that the Retro Studios game could have been released for this platform. Sheik’s game was going to be “about ten times weirder” than the Zelda conventional and never got past the pre-production stage, although we are lucky enough to be able to delight and fantasize about what it could have been thanks to the concept art revealed last year.