Zelda: Breath of the Wild dev blog - Cut-scene designer talks freedom, memories and more

This week's blog post comes from Naoki Mori, who was in charge of Cinematic Design (screenplay, cutscenes)...

- the developers had to find way to convey the story in a way that didn’t restrict players’ freedom
- they came up with this system of “watching a cutscene = Link regains a lost memory”
- when you’re gathering those “Memories”, the cutscenes are shown without any context
- this makes you wonder what happened (especially if you haven’t seen them all)
- a great advantage of that Memories system is that you can rewatch the cutscenes at any time, as many times as you want
- the Sheikah Slate conveniently lists them in chronological order
- Princess Zelda has two main roles in the game
- The Princess who Seals (Zelda’s traditional role, as seen in previous Zelda games)
- The Princess who Researches (ways to stop Calamity Ganon, Zelda’s new role)
- taking those two roles into consideration, the image of “The Princess that cannot use her sealing powers” was born.
- Mori would be pleased if this made players think “I want to help Zelda”, like in previous The Legend of Zelda titles
- you can find a diary with the thoughts of Zelda and the King of Hyrule inside
- those contents go in hand with Link’s Memories, so players are highly encouraged to find them all

from GoNintendo


Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips Syko.org TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac