Recently we’ve showed you a lot of classic games remade with Unreal Engine 4 graphics — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Metal Gear Solid and GoldenEye 007, just to name a few. Seeing these games updated is cool, but of course they were already 3-D games to begin with. They look much better in Unreal Engine 4, but not completely reinvented. Well, what if we were to go even further back and recreate a classic of the 2-D era with cutting-edge new graphics?
YouTuber CryZENx did exactly that with the opening from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past using Unreal 4 graphics, and trust me, it will make you want an official Link to the Past remake right damn now. The video isn’t too terribly elaborate, we just see Link running around his cottage with a lantern and approaching Hyrule Castle in a rain storm, yet the classic cartoony Link looks surprisingly great in HD and the weather effects are pretty intense. I can only imagine how amazing Link to the Past‘s entire, elaborate, double world would be in spiffy 3-D graphics.
A real Link to the Past remake probably isn’t coming any time soon, but an HD remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess does come out tomorrow, so keep any eye out for that, Zelda fans.