This Akira Toriyama Inspired Link Artwork Is Absolutely Awesome
This Akira Toriyama inspired Link artwork will make you long for a Legend of Zelda title helmed by the acclaimed designer and artist.
A Legend of Zelda game with the artwork of Akira Toriyama is pretty far fetched, but we can dream. Twitter user BrainDumpTweets gave followers a look at what the main hero, Link, could look like in a title drawn up by the famous manga and video game artist. You can check the image out for yourself below:
You stupid kids might THINK you know what you want, but what you REALLY want is a Zelda game with an 80’s-era Toriyama art style pic.twitter.com/W6LlvPdgvm
— Max G (@BrainDumpTweets) December 26, 2018
— Emma Koch 🌈 (@emmakoch) January 12, 2019
If you’re unfamiliar with Toriyama-san’s work, he’s most well known for one of the world’s most popular manga and anime series Dragon Ball. However, fans of video games will know him for his work as the character designer behind the Dragon Quest series as well as one of the greatest JRPGs of all time, Chrono Trigger. His work is fairly easy to point out as it really has a style of its own in the manga and video game space.
If you want to play some games that Toriyama-san has actually worked on, Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is the latest entry featuring his designs and is available on PS4 and PC now. Additionally, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fighting game based on the series of the same name; it’s available on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Finally, Bandai Namco’s upcoming anime brawler, Jump Force, will feature his original characters albeit they’ll be slightly modified to fit the overall look of the title. Jump Force will arrive on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15.