Zelda Tech Demos Vs. The Actual Releases

N247 Writes: Do you still remember that gorgeous looking Zelda Wii U tech demo from a few years back? Did your opinion change when you saw the actual art style of the game this past E3? Nintendo is no stranger into changing things around from tech demos to final releases of the game. Take a look at this image showcasing the past Zelda Tech-demos vs. The actual released games.

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illmatic1448d ago

The more I see, the more I want. This is gonna be one of the greatest zelda games of all time

Chupa-Chupa1448d ago

The Nintendo Skyrim but better.

DarthZoolu1448d ago

Don't be stupid Skyrim is on a completely different level than anything Nintendo has ever made. I wanted the tech demo to be the actual game.

jcnba281448d ago


Skyrim is a broken mess. Nintendo actually finish their games before releasing them.

souldestroyer141447d ago

Bugs are inevitable for a game as ambitious as skyrim. I do agree that Nintendos 1st party games are extremely polished but not one Nintendo game is as huge as any elder scrolls game

Sly-Lupin1448d ago

Here's the actual image:

In terms of graphical prowess, the only real example of steady improvement is with the N64. The Gamecube games and WiiU games don't really demonstrate anything more than what was demonstrated in the tech demos.

And where's Skyward Sword?

colonel1791448d ago (Edited 1448d ago )

Actually they are wrong. That wasn't a tech demo for Zelda 64, that was a tech demo used to showcase N64 3D graphics (or mostly, that the N64 could do real 3D graphics without tricks)

The real tech demo looked closer to the final game, but still had a lot of polish missing. (I'll post an image when I find it).

EDIT: found this video:

Although it's mixed with beta images too. The one with the tech demo pics have only the blue A and green B button layout.

randomass1711447d ago

Wind Waker HD should be in that picture because I recall them saying the new Zelda was using WWHD's assets.

colonel1791448d ago

While I like the tech demo that was shown at E3 for Wii U. I think there's so much more that can be done with the art style that it's going to be used in the game.

I also think that they chose that art style so that they have more room to make it bigger and seamless, since a realistic art style would've used more power of the Wii U.

I like it much better, and I am happy that they made it an evolved art style of Wind Waker, and not Skyward Sword (although the landscape borrows a lot from it)

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1448d ago

If I have learned anything from Nintendo tech demos is that they are ONLY tech demos.

I still hope that they release the tech demo. It's a good piece of history.

masterfox1448d ago (Edited 1448d ago )

Last tech had high hopes it was really going to look like that.

thehobbyist1447d ago

Why? The actually engine shown at E3 has:
Better Geometry on Link and the environment
Better water
Better lighting

But I'm going to guess you only care about photo realistic graphics that don't age well.

souldestroyer141447d ago

It wasn't gameplay that was shown at e3.

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