The Legend of Zelda series has taken some interesting new steps in recent years - Breath of the Wild was an entirely different take on the franchise's usual setup - but one thing we wouldn't expect to see is a first-person adventure. And especially not a first-person adventure with NES-style graphics.

As it so happens, though, that is exactly what one modder - going by the name Exkodius - has set out to create. As they state on the project's Moddb page, "the project began as a silly idea while me and my friend were playing Zelda on the good ol' NES. We thought it would be really cool if you could run around in first person and look around Hyrule in all its 8-bit glory".


Exkodius has been working on the project for years, using the DOOM engine to recreate locations and scenarios from the original The Legend of Zelda game. As you can see from the images above and below, the whole thing works surprisingly well visually, looking pretty much exactly how you'd expect Link's original world to be from his own perspective.

The modder has since shared their work for all to play around with online, mentioning that they'll never have the time to finish what they started. Exkodius describes the project as a "testing ground with different graphics, sound and scripts", rather than a functioning game, and hopes that others might find good use for the files and finish it up.


Would you play a Zelda game in this style? Do you think Nintendo will ever make Zelda first-person in the future? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

[source moddb.com, via kotaku.com]