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Session Name: Change and Constant: Breaking Conventions with 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'
Speaker(s): Takuhiro Dohta, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Satoru Takizawa
Company Name(s): Nintendo, Nintendo, Nintendo
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: For decades, 'The Legend of Zelda' series has been recognized as a trailblazer in game design, influencing countless titles and developers. With the latest game in the series, 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild', Nintendo introduces wide-ranging changes that break with many of the traditional conventions of the franchise. In this session, Game Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Art Director Satoru Takizawa and Technical Director Takuhiro Dohta will provide an in-depth look at how many of these convention-breaking changes were implemented.

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Takuhiro Dohta


Hidemaro Fujibayashi


Satoru Takizawa


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