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A postponed Nintendo game would have combined Zelda with Final Fantasy Tactics

Link holding the Master Sword in The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker


Metroid Prime developer Retro Studios wished to make a Zelda recreation within the type of Closing Fantasy Ways, however, the concept was shot down by Nintendo earlier than growth may start in earnest.

Developed in 2004, Heroes of Hyrule was described by Retro Studios in an inner pitch doc as “a story-driven recreation of exploration, puzzle-solving, and strategic fight within the Zelda universe.” Designed for the Nintendo DS, it was meant to “attraction to followers of video games akin to earlier Zelda titles and Closing Fantasy Ways”.