Zelda: The Wind Waker, Unreal Engine
Image: Vitor Maccari

Hold on to your unnecessarily long green hats folks, because you're about to witness what The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker could look like if it were made inside Epic Games' Unreal Engine.

The video below has been shared online by Brazilian artist Vitor Maccari. "This is my first personal project using Unreal Engine," Vitor says. "I did it for educational purposes and of course, for fun. I've reused the animation and the 3D assets from a short movie I made a few months ago. I've also modelled some new assets like grass, palm trees and rocks."

The short clip shows Link sailing across the vast sea alongside his talking boat, The King of Red Lions. It takes the original game's cartoon aesthetic and transforms it into something new, offering up an art style different to the one present in Nintendo's own HD effort, The Wind Waker HD on Wii U.

Check it out:

For some, nothing could ever possibly live up to the feel of the original and the memories they have attached to it, but for a project created just for fun, it's hard not to be impressed with what's on show here.

Nice work, Vitor! We'd absolutely play this given the chance.