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Three The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild developers to host panel at GDC

by Daniel VuckovicFebruary 13, 2017

Nintendo of America has announced that it will be holding a panel at this year’s GDC with three Breath of the Wild developers.

The panel is called “The Change and Constant – Breaking Conventions with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and will feature director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, art director Satoru Takizawa and technical director Takuhiro Dohta. The panel is scheduled to be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on March 1st at the Moscone Center.

For decades, The Legend of Zelda series has been recognised as a trailblazer in game design that has influenced countless other games and developers. The latest game in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U systems, introduces wide-ranging changes that break with many of the traditional conventions of the franchise. The panel will provide an in-depth look at how these convention-breaking changes were implemented.

The panel will take place two days before Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new home system, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launch. For those who are not attending GDC, a video of the panel will be available at http://www.gdcvault.com the following week.

While it doesn’t seem like the panel will be streamed it should be worth watching out on Twitter for recounts of people there.

Australian times are below; 

  • Perth, Australia Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 3:00 am AWST
  • Adelaide, Australia Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 5:30 am ACDT
  • Darwin, Australia Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 4:30 am ACST
  • Brisbane, Australia Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 5:00 am AEST
  • Sydney and Melbourne, Australia Thu, 2 Mar 2017 at 6:00 am AEDT
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