Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ganondorf in Oracle of Ages and Seasons

The Hyrule Historia is full of interesting artwork, History of Hyrule now released an entire collection of the art found in the book. You can find the collection on ZeldaEurope.

One image that immediatly catched my eye was a Ganondorf concept art made for the Oracle games:

It is so interesting, because Ganondorf doesn't appear in the Oracles, only a brainless Ganon. This raises various question. Was it something that was originally planned for the third game? Or did they plan a more extensive linking story? Was Ganondorf going to be the main antagonist instead of Twinrova? There was probably a text next to it explaining the concept art, but I couldn't find any translations.

But I like it. He looks more wicked than his other versions in Ocarina of Time, the Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, which definitely fits the theme of the Oracle games. Sadly this storyline was dropped, it would have been very interesting.


K2L said...

He probably was going to appear in humanoid form had the third game been developed. Imagine, for example, battling Veran in Ages, then linking it to Seasons to fight both Onox and Twinrova, and in Secrets the corresponding villain fought you and, upon defeat, would sacrifice himself, alongside Twinrova, to resurrect Ganon even without Zelda. When this third game got canned, they had to resort on a simpler (and literally mindless) solution.

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who noticed he does not have a jewel in his forehead?