We know factually that Retro Studios was working on a Sheik inspired Zelda game at some point between 2005 and 2008. In fact, we know a ton of details about this game thanks to the latest episode of Did You Know Gaming, where they interviewed two former Retro Studio developers who worked specifically on that title. While doing their detective work, it turns out that wasn’t the only Zelda game Retro Studios was working on.
Another game inspired by Final Fantasy Tactics was also pitched to Nintendo, called Heroes of Hyrule. Not a whole lot is known about the game yet, as Did You Know Gaming has enough information to do a dedicated video they plan to publish in a few weeks. Until then, here are the details shared with us, via images and a story breakdown:
Notably, all these concepts are 20 years old, so this predates the Sheik game they were working on. Would you like to see Nintendo give Retro Studios a true crack at a Zelda game?
Source: Did You Know Gaming