The Legend of Zelda: Valley of the Flood? Probably Not.

19 06 2008

A “leaked interview” with Aonuma recently popped up on 4chan regarding a new Zelda title that will supposedly be unveiled at E3. The page has since been removed (scandalous!) I’m absolutely sure it’s fake but it has some pretty groovy ideas about where the franchise should go and most importantly, how it could work.

Sporting the moniker “Project Deluge” the game would take place in between Majora’s Mask and Wind Waker. Gannon rises again and the “hero” is nowhere to be found. Much has happened to Hyrule. The world has moved into a steampunk age with trains running through the massive game world. Deku muskets are the latest fashion accessory and in a small village a young man becomes obsessed with stories of old. This man has delusion of grandeur. He THINKS he’s the hero reincarnated and eventually emulates him in every way. However not being the real hero has it’s disadvantages such as no master sword or Light Arrows. Supposedly the first half of the game takes place in the steampunk world up until Gannon is confronted and Hyrule is flooded. The second half takes place in the Wind Waker world we know.Other big changes include full voice acting and a fully orchestrated soundtrack.

Aonuma: I can’t divulge too much without compromising my agreement with Iwata-san, but I can tell you that because the hero is not Link this time, there is much more flexibility in terms of storytelling. I want to stress the craziness of the hero. Because this hero is not Link, but he thinks he is Link. You remember the opening of Wind Waker, correct? Where it spoke of how Link never came to slay Ganon?

Once again this interview is definitely (probably) not real. However, I love the idea and storyline. How about you guys? What do you want from the new Zelda? The full ‘interview’ is at the link below. It’s a long read but well worth it.

[Project Deluge – IGN Wii Lobby]

Note: The image above was created by us so don’t get your hopes up about that either.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

25 responses

19 06 2008
Hoffy

Why can’t it be real? I hope it is. As a long-time loyal Zelda fan, this is exactly the direction I want the series to take… steam-punk and voice acting, orchestra and apocalyptic Majora’s Mask type themes? Not to mention the awesomeness of a new hero (or lack thereof). It’s awesome, and Nintendo better do it, if not something similar.

19 06 2008
Jesse Bramhall

Oh sweet, there is a way around the No Hero of Time thing, I’m glad. Nintendo do this!

19 06 2008
Jem

If this is true then this proves that there is without a doubt a timeline that all of the Zelda games follow..which is ALSO the only thing making me think this might be false because Nintendo’s seem to also make the games so vague that its possible to connect them but never definitve and can be seen as a stand alone game…but i’kk keep my hopes up! espically for full voice acting, lets hope they improve on Fire Emblem’s alright start

19 06 2008
Abravoset

This sounds great, and after reading the interview saying that the game will be the biggest one in land in the series, I am VERY excited. I can’t wait for this game to come out if it really will. I can’t wait for E3.

19 06 2008
Brent

Yeah the wii needs its own zelda game the last one was basically a port it was an awesome game but it was really a gamecube game.

19 06 2008
Tomster595

Idk…. I really would like to be the actual hero…

19 06 2008
jgamester

This game seems reel enpigh other than the fact it was revealed before E3

19 06 2008
wilmer_sama

mmmm… I don’t think this is real, the interview feel so fake for some reason, and…. I don’t know.. it’s just not Nintendo style to let leak info so easy about their franchise so soon, they always show their great games in huge event like E3 and with gorgeous trailers. 😀

19 06 2008
Tomster595

That joke about Mario fixing the leak was really strange and makes it seem even more fake

19 06 2008
Van_Weemel

I think it’s probably fake, but I realy hope Nintendo looks at this idea, because it looks like it would be awesome. Steampunk, voice acting character other than Link? I want it now!

19 06 2008
Morgera

Sweet merciful goddess, this game sounds amazing. I want it to be real so badly.

19 06 2008
S_Pac_316

Well, the series does need more to it than just raiding dungeons, solving puzzles and getting a powerful new item at the end and save the Princess.
But I would rather play as Link…but if this is not real, than I’ll wait for the official word from Nintendo.

19 06 2008
MagetsAlive

Just wanted to say this:
4chan is an imageboard.
The “page” with the interview was not removed, the thread simply died and was purged by the system.

Such threads do not last much longer than a day, if that long.

20 06 2008
Larty

I bet they are going to ruin the steampunk world with awful artistic design. For the most part, the art design in Twilight Princess sucked. Especially the dungeons. The Skytown and the Temple of time are absolutely awful.

20 06 2008
Gameorama91

Proven fake, that’s artwork for a novel already out, I believe it’s called Perdido Street Station, and someone made the Zelda title on it. Here’s the original:

Perdido Street Station

20 06 2008
Derge

Gameorama91, could you please read the article fully before responding.

“Note: The image above was created by us so don’t get your hopes up about that either.”

The writer specifically stated that the image was not valid in any way.

22 06 2008
TheDaftPunk

“the game would take place in between Majora’s Mask and Wind Waker”

According to the Split Timeline Theory, Majora’s Mask takes place in the “Child Timeline” – leading to Twilight Princess, and Wind Waker is in the “Adult Timeline”. I understand it’s just a theory, but the theory makes perfect sense, it just hasn’t been officially stated. Someone made a fatal error in their attempt to fool Zelda fans, they didn’t do their research!

22 06 2008
ScrubLord

From TheDaftPunk: “According to the Split Timeline Theory, Majora’s Mask takes place in the “Child Timeline” – leading to Twilight Princess, and Wind Waker is in the “Adult Timeline”. I understand it’s just a theory, but the theory makes perfect sense, it just hasn’t been officially stated. Someone made a fatal error in their attempt to fool Zelda fans, they didn’t do their research!”

lol the interview didn’t specify anything of the sort really. looks like you didnt read it. =P

23 06 2008
Larty

“Someone made a fatal error in their attempt to fool Zelda fans, they didn’t do their research!”

Well, only the fans who try to rationalize the Zelda story into some kind of “timeline”, that does not officially exist.

23 06 2008
Offical Nintendo Thread - Page 57 - MFG 5.1 Anime & Manga Forums

[…] and a guy who isn’t the Hero of Time thinks he is and rises up to fight Ganon before the flood. The Wiicast

26 06 2008
Zeldafan

I dunno. It seems to un Nintendo like, but if it’s true. I’m gonna fucking shit myself. The whole idea of the story, character and setting kick ass and are EXACTLY what i would want. I kept on saying a zelda with a different main character would be sick. the sound features are what they should be…and that concept shot is fucking ill.

I’m praying, though i no the chances are like 99% not true.

26 06 2008
tkk

This doesn,t sound very nice…the game might be good, but Zelda is not Zelda without Link.

6 07 2008
new Zelda game leaked? - Page 4 - Zelda Universe Forums

[…] Posted by Presea Tell us where that picture came from, then. The Wiicast The Legend of Zelda: Valley of the Flood? Probably Not. […]

8 07 2008
Rumores sobre el nuevo Zelda en una presunta entrevista a Eiji Aonuma | WildGames

[…] ilusiones por la imagen ya que ha sido creada por la misma web de la que hemos sacado los rumores. En The Wiicast se hacen eco de una entrevista “robada” en 4chan sobre el nuevo The Legendo of Zelda para Nintendo Wii a Eiji […]

13 07 2008

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: