The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releases in just a couple of days, but before you play it, consider looking at what the game could have been. At GDC 2017, Nintendo showed off some early concepts for the game, which included an alien invasion and Link as a biker.

In a segment of the GDC presentation titled “Trial and Error,” a couple of prototype names were revealed for the game: Hyrule Wars: From the Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda: Invasion. From the looks of it, Hyrule Wars may have been about warring nations that the kingdom would have been involved in, whereas Invasion seems to follow a more futuristic path, introducing aliens and UFOs.

Link himself also went through various designs. One piece of artwork shows him as a biker, and another shows him in a tracksuit. My favorite by far is the one that shows him as a true rock star. The weirdest part about these pieces of art is the puffball at the end of Link’s hat that gives each image a Christmas vibe. You can view some of the concepts from Nintendo in the gallery below!

Breath of the Wild sure has come a long way since these prototypes. What do you guys think of them? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo

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