Check Out This ‘Demake’ of the Breath of The Wild 2 Trailer
This rendition of the Breath of the Wild 2 trailer from E3 looks like it is running on a Nintendo 64.
We have all heard about remakes before. Building something from the ground up while trying to stay as faithful to the original as possible. Well, let me show you one better. How about a ‘demake?’ You read that right. And what better demake could there be then the reveal trailer of Breath of the Wild 2 from this year’s Nintendo Direct at E3?
Thanks to a modeler and animator named The Regressor (perfect name), we can now see what the reveal trailer would have looked like if it was made on the Nintendo 64. It is pretty weird to see new Zelda models looking back to how I first experienced them. But, I have to say that fills my nostalgic heart with joy. You can take a look at the video in the embedded tweet below.
— The Regressor 🏳️🌈🎃 (@the_regressor) October 4, 2019
Per GamesRadar, all the characters, environments, and effects that were in the trailer were made entirely from scratch using Maya 2009 and Photoshop. The Regressor rendered the video at 240×320 resolution and 30fps. However, it has been further fiddled with to run at a lower framerate to further mimic the capabilities of the Nintendo 64.
The Regressor stated that they wanted the final product to be as similar to the graphics in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask as possible. I have to say that it is pretty comparable. I am sure that anyone would have been blown away by this trailer back in 1999, but it still would have been feasible.
The best part of the trailer though in my opinion was the end when it stated: “The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 64 is not in development.” This, of course, is mimicking the statement that was in the reveal trailer saying that the sequel is now in development.
I don’t remember the last time I was as hyped about a reveal trailer than when this sequel got announced. Breath of the Wild swept me off my feet back when it released alongside the launch of the Switch and has gone on to become my favorite game of all time. Now, this nostalgic rendition of the sequel’s trailer is just getting me even more excited about the game. Hopefully, we get some news sometime next year with a possible holiday 2020 release date? Maybe I am being too hopeful.