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Artwork reveals Retro Studios’ cancelled The Legend of Zelda project

A now-cancelled The Legend of Zelda project was once in pre-production at Retro Studios, the Nintendo-owned developer behind Metroid Prime.

Ideas for the project have been shown off in several newly-surfaced galleries of concept artwork, drawn by former Retro Studios contract artist Sammy Hall (thanks, Shinesparkers).

The tone of the game was meant to be dark, and its story designed to offer an origin tale for the Master Sword set within the “bad ending” timeline branch of the series storyline – the one which has Link fail to defeat Ganon in Ocarina of Time.

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