Retro’s canceled the Zelda Starring Sheik Surfaces game on Nintendo Gigaleak


Concept art of the canceled project (Image: Sammy Hall / ArtStation)

Back in 2020, we shared a story about an axed Legend of Zelda project from u Metroid Prime team, Retro Studios.

It was supposed to be an action / JRPG game starring Sheik and would have been a story set in the “final evil” of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – explore the journey of the last Sheikah while Dark Gerudo “gives his 100th birthday” to Ganon.

At the time, former Retro Studios artist Sammy Hall shared pre-production artwork for this supposedly canceled project around the Wii era. Now, in a bit of an update, last year’s gigaleak went with a new Nintendo document that apparently reinforces the existence of this project. Here is the translation, courtesy of Source Gaming editor in chief:

Speaking to IGN last May, Hall mentioned how he didn’t think Nintendo would see much of the concept art for the Sheik Zelda game and said the project was canceled the minute now the former Retro leads Mark Pacini, Todd Keller and Kynan Pearson left the studio.

You can see more of the concept art and learn more about Nintendo’s gigaleak in our previous stories:

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