With The Wind Waker Wii U on the horizon, Nintendo certainly has Zelda fans wondering about how many other favorite games in the series would look in HD or with updated graphical styles. While we have already seen Ocarina of Time in better detail thanks to the 3DS, Redditor maxenizer has given us a glimpse of how the game could have looked on Wii U with a more detailed style. Maxenizer’s awesome render depicts the Hero of Time’s finding of the Master Sword from Link’s point of view. Jump in to see this incredible work of computer art!
The image depicts the first moment after the Door of Time opened, as Navi flew forward to inspect the Master Sword ahead of Link. It is very well detailed, so be sure to click to picture to see the whole thing.
As is common among artists, maxenizer has taken some liberties with his work. Instead of the Door of Time we are all familiar with, he used a large wooden double-door for the picture to add to the “big reveal” effect. Plus, his original render also featured Navi as pink, but he remade it with a blue fairy to make fellow Redditors happy. Maxenizer has also promised to make more versions with the doors changed and with other tweaks in response to the unexpected popularity of the picture.
How do you like maxenizer’s render? Do you enjoy this depiction of the Master Sword, or do you think it could have been better? Be sure to let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to head on over to Reddit and tell maxenizer how you like the work yourself!
Updated 11:00CST 2/21/2013: Maxenizer made another comment today on his Reddit post and added an improved version of the render. This time around, he rendered it with more samples and improved the textures a bit. You can tell by looking at the bricks in the background that their textures are not as uniform as before; just another improvement to an already great picture!