The official Zelda Twitter page has released a new piece of art in line with its holiday pieces; if you missed the previous posts, here's Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Halloween.
What's great about the latest art for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, however, is that it mirrors the original key-art for The Legend of Zelda on NES, as Link overlooks a hilltop onto Death Mountain. It's a really great nod to the series' heritage.
How do you feel about the art that's been released for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Are you excited to see what other parallels it'll share with the original game? It's certainly been a comparison that Nintendo has been keen to make.
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Left me breathless!
Too bad the new game doesn't have as dense a forest, not the "feel" of the original.
The original just has this... feel... to it. I'm only referring to the art for the original..
Saw this on Facebook earlier, I love it. <3
This is breathtaking.
@Gold_Ranger Maybe it will. We've only seen 1% of the game so far.
great picture, looks like i found a new Wallpaper ^_^
still i wonder if this also is a way of saying where in the timeline this takes place, perhaps it's after the original game (and Zelda II as well)
I've never been so excited for a Zelda game.
I'm still curious to see if the "WiiU version cancelled because of technical limitations" rumour from last week is true. Getting it on Switch either way.
I've seen far less than you.
I've been trying to avoid the game.
I want to be surprized when I actually play it.
Link Between Worlds, Skyward Sword, Twilight Princess, Hyrule Warriors... too much was given away leading up to release.
Also, I said that i felt this way based on just the picture. Nothing else.
I heard that three weeks ago.
It is a fake rumour.
I don't listen or pay heed to any rumours anymore. If I want to know something, I'll wait for Nintendo to say something. beep laura and that other girl. Both of them need to go away.
Lovely image. Can't wait for this game. Seen it on Twitter this morning.
I betcha that all this cool art on twitter is gonna be a collectable in game
That's really awesome actually, although I think it would've been nice if Link was wearing the iconic green tunic and hat still to further pay homage to the original. But that would probably require in-game Link to actually wear that, so, it's fine. It's still a wonderful piece of art!
Everyone is excited for the zelda game but this just want another glimpse of what the new Mario game will be like
I want release date !!
Legendary. Or, you know, something like that...
I never realized how atmospheric the original picture was There's something about it that moves me even though I never got to play it as a child :')
@Gold_Ranger Watch the language....
I like that they've used multiple art styles for their promo pieces of this game
That is a great callback to the original art work. I knew exactly what they were doing when I saw it...and I love it!
Ha! I knew it, from the first reveal and from the look of his hair, this is the First link (the Link of all links) i forgot how the first zelda ended, but somewhere in the timeline a link dies. So maybe that is what happened here.
I think we will see different cameos from past zelda games? Wolf Link is one of them. I would love to see something from majoras mask (happy mask salesmen) etc
That's cool. Although it doesn't feel as whimsical nor does it have that paper texture.
Sigh.... I miss pretty manuals. They used to be such a wonderful complement to a game.
A very nice update to the original's simpler cliffside overlook! The imagery of overlooking a scene from a mountain into the distance is always a winner around the world. It's particularly highlighted in Japanese art.
@Gold_Ranger We'll have to see how the topology actually looks in BotW. The original's image looks nice, but it doesn't match the in-game topology. There are forests in different parts of the original's overworld, but the biggest one, the Lost Woods, is in the western part of the map. There's no dense forest in between the cliffside (probably around the mountain heights near the starting zone) and Death Mountain. Edit: The lake in between the two is there, but it blends in too much, and is in the wrong formation.
Yeah, yeah, it's concept art, but still. Also, the updated imagery shows an actively volcanic Death Mountain as being somewhat close by, perhaps even an everyday visage to the early game BOTW Link. Whereas the original showed an inactive yet foreboding Death Mountain as being very far away- the ultimate destination from the perspective of the journey's beginning. So the feeling behind the imagery is definitely different.
The iconic imagery here is fantastic!
It's a nice tribute and all, but the old art just has such evocative majesty to it. The comparative lack of detail and sharp contours give it an impressionist vibe conducive to imagination; at the very least, mine.
It's akin to the whole Disney Golden Age vs. Renaissance aesthetics. The newer backgrounds look crisp and detailed but just lack the heart, soul and passionate craftsmanship of the old classics, not least for said having being born of the painstaking labor of human hands.
@Solid_Stannis The beginning of the Disney Renaissance in the late 80's/early 90's was also born of painstaking labor from human hands... Just with computer SFX added in with the movies. And even today, Fantasia 2000 had the effect of carrying on the legacy of it's 1940 forebear, by inspiring people to match their animation works to a musical score.
If anyone's ever wondered how this would look like in photographic form, that has actually been created:
Granted, it's an image of Link looking out from the path leading up to the summit of Death Mountain, partway through the journey, in a more Ocarina of Time style.
Yesss! New 3D Mario that may be as expansive as '64 and Sunshine.
Bring it on!
Agreed. Imagine an evolution of Wind Waker, with Switch's power and original Zelda's hand painted art style.
Only Nintendo has the money to make that happen. I look forward to Breath of the Wild but the art style is not the reason why.
@MentalFear Joey was referring to the end of comment #9. And I think the closest thing I've seen to a "painterly" style of graphics in gameplay is the calligraphic style of characters and art used in Okami...
That is an AWESOME picture!!'
I just wish Nintendo would remake the original game using 3D graphics that look just like the art from the instruction manuals. Cel-Shaded Zelda 1 please!
..yep, comparing the two...I'd say Hyrule is also experiencing global warming...
One of those birds isn't in V formation.
@Hikingguy Odd comment. After LttP was Links Awakening, which totally stuck to the series roots and was incredible. Next was Ocarina of Time, which was essentially a 3D version of LttP but with added sense of wonder and adventure. After THAT (5 years later) then it started straying from its roots...
I'm losing hype for this game. We've been seeing the same content for too long, with still no release date. There's only so long a carrot can be dangled before it starts to lose its appeal. The teasing is getting boring now.
Nintendo, either show us something different or shut up about the game until the pre-order I made a year ago actually means something.
Takes my breath away!
seeing more pics like this is just making the wait harder
Alright we can cool it with the mod talks, let's just enjoy some great artwork!
Ok at this point Nintendo is being cruel. Just give us a date Nintendo...I know we will have to wait until the 12 but y'all are poking an open wound here...
Awesome art though....should I feel bad that my first thought was: "I'm going to burn all of that down..."?
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Very nice. Especially since this one feels the closest in spirit to the original.
Oh, so he's no longer a dwarf in stride.
@Hikingguy I rarely, rarely check responses so I'm sorry for this being so late but I'm sorry to hear about your son.
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