The Legend of Zelda Fan Art Gives Breath of the Wild a Pixelated Makeover

Link and Zelda peacefully watch the sunset in a new piece of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild fan art that uses a gorgeous pixel aesthetic.

A great new piece from The Legend of Zelda fan art sees breath of the wild brought the classic pixel art aesthetic to life.

Uploaded to Reddit by indie game developer Hector Rivera, who goes by the name ITZAH, the photo shows Link and Zelda sitting serenely by a river, watching the sun disappear behind distant mountains. Similar pixel art recreations can be found on the artist’s account for other popular video games like Hollow Knight, Pokemon: Emerald, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Earthbound.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released in 2017, setting several sales records for Nintendo; the game has sold over 26 million copies for the Switch and 1.6 million copies for the Wii U worldwide. It has also won a myriad of prestigious awards in the video game industry, including Game of Year, Best Game Direction and Best Action/Adventure Game at The Game Awards and the Game Innovation category at the BAFTAs in 2017.

Set a century after Ganon decimated Hyrule in an event known as the Great Calamity, breath of the wild follows an amnesiac Link who awakens from a restful sleep in the Resurrection Shrine and must travel the ravaged world in order to regain his memories and free the Divine Beasts from Ganon’s influence. Few directions or instructions are given to the player, allowing them to explore the massive open world at their own pace.

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A currently unnamed sequel to breath of the wild was announced in 2019, and after some delays, the game is expected to launch in 2023. “The adventure of this sequel will not only take place on the ground like in the previous game, but also in the sky above,” The Legend of Zelda said series producer Eiki Aonuma. “However, the extended world goes beyond that and there will be an even wider variety of features for you to enjoy, including new encounters and new gameplay elements.”

A short gameplay trailer for the sequel gives viewers a look at some of Link’s new powers. These include the ability to walk through walls and use a flame-spewing gauntlet. Additionally, a few brief promo clips tease possible story beats. Most notably, one shows Link holding a seemingly decaying master sword, and the image sparked a flurry of fan theories and speculation.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is playable on Wii U and Nintendo Switch.

Source: Reddit

Christopher S. Washington