>> Saturday, May 29, 2010
In November, 2007, we published the interview with Dale Desharone about the Zelda CD-i titles "Link: Faces of Evil" and "Zelda: Wand of Gamelon". This feature was created by John Szczepaniak who put great effort in getting some artwork about the game that was featured in 2006 already when Devin from Black Moon Project organized a charity auction. Now, may 2010, John published them online.
John: "When clearing out an old laptop, I came across several images. The most significant, for me, are scans of original artwork from the first two CDi Zelda games. When interviewing Dale DeSharone on the development of the games, he explained how he’d dug around in his attic to find his old CDi player and copies of the games (to play them again with his children), and also I believe this original concept art for the games. He sent me scans from all his old games, and proved extremely helpful when writing the feature.
So it was with much sadness that I discovered he’d passed away a few years ago. While these images have appeared in print, I don’t think they’ve ever been available in digital format before, and they’re so nice it would be a shame to have them languish on an old forgotten hard drive of mine.
A lot of people unfairly criticise the Zelda CDi titles because of the cinematics, but I’ve played the hell out of them over the years and they’re still a blast to complete. The artwork, as shown, is also quite nice. As the only person to have interviewed him on his work, I feel it’s my duty to share these images."