Posted on December 06 2014 by Mases Hagopian
In yesterday’s gameplay reveal of Zelda U, we got a glimpse of part of the Overworld. One thing that stands out in the upcoming Zelda title is the emphasis on height. Replaced is the wide open fields from past Zelda games and instead it looks like mountainous terrain will be more prevalent, at least from what we’ve seen thus far. User jarjar4evr has created an image comparing a scene from yesterdays video to artwork from the original Legend of Zelda. The resemblance is truly remarkable.
The Zelda series is going back to its roots with an emphasis on a vast somewhat open-world, at least it appears it’s moving in that direction. While only in 8-bit, the original Legend of Zelda seems like the inspiration to draw from for the upcoming Zelda title and it appears that might be what is happening. Sure this is just one image comparison, but to me at least, the resemblance is uncanny. Almost eerie. I love it and I can’t wait to see more.