Zelda Ocarina Of Time
Image: RwanLink via YouTube

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has aged gracefully enough (we think), but what would it look like running on a modern game engine - say something like Unreal Engine 5?

If you haven't already seen RwanLink's previous video - showcasing a stunning recreation of Kakariko Village at the end of last year, the self-taught artist Unreal artist has now released a "next gen" look at Lake Hylia running on the same engine.

While the character art and models could use with some work and might lack in terms of animation, the environment on display is absolutely stunning.

It's also worth noting that there's no actual game here, it's more of a concept - and what you'll see in the video below is a lengthy cutscene followed by a barebones showcase of Link running around. Just don't expect weapons, enemies, NPCs, or anything else like that.

Here's a bit more about it, courtesy of RwanLink's YouTube channel:

"In this new episode of Zelda Oot Next Gen I will recreate the famous Lake Hylia.
This lake is beautiful and full of mysteries so I wanted to recreate this feel by imagining how it could look like with the visual of a film.

"The goal of this series is to reimagine these different environments as if they exist in real life using the Unreal Engine 5 and also to become a better artist in general. As a director, I also plan to present each of them with a cinematic. Even though I'm not a game developer, I also take the time to learn how to code to have a playable character and show you those environments from a third person perspective."

What do you think of this Unreal Engine 5 demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time? Tell us down below.

[source youtu.be]