Three of the developers behind The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will speak at the upcoming Game Developers Conference (GDC).
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the most anticipated Nintendo game for many years, and in the same week the game is released – along with the Nintendo Switch – three of the its developers will host a GDC panel titled “Change and Constant – Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”.
The panel will feature game director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa, and technical director Takuhiro Dohta. The session promises to take an in-depth look at how the latest game in the Zelda franchise breaks with many of the series’ traditional conventions on a number of fronts. With a running time of 90 minutes, the session is much longer than the typical GDC talk, too.
If you are attending GDC you can join the – no doubt lengthy – line for the session at 11am on Wednesday, March 1 at Room 134 in the North Hall.
It’s rare that Nintendo has a significant presence at GDC. In 2012, Koichi Hayashida spoke about the 3DS platform game, Super Mario 3D Land, and in 2014, Katsuya Eguchi and Aya Kyogoku presented an in-depth look at the creation of Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The Japanese developer is notoriously secretive about its development practices, so this should be marked down as a ‘must see’ session.
You can find out more at the GDC website