The Legend of Zelda Artist Recreates Scenes from Breath of the Wild 2 in Link's Awakening Style
What if Breath of the Wild had Link's Awakening graphics? One very talented Legend of Zelda fan created mockup fan screenshots with that very concept.
An extremely talent artist, Stephen J. Plant, thought to combine scenes from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 with the artstyle from the recent Link’s Awakening remake. The results, which he titled Ganon’s Awakening, are somehow both adorable and darkly stunning:
It’s interesting how the end result resembles that “toys-to-life” cartoony style, and yet possesses some truly rich atmospheric lighting and color. I’m especially blown away at how Ganon came out — his design is incredibly intricate.
If you’re curious, you can check out Plant’s breakdown of his creative process on ArtStation. According to him, he mainly used Blender to create the models, with the effects done in Photoshop. Hopefully he decides to do more in the future once more Breath of the Wild 2 footage is revealed.
There are plenty of other amazing fan works that fans have created to celebrate the franchise as a whole. There’s an absolutely stunning Studio Ghibli-style Breath of the Wild fan animated trailer, while a dedicated fan spent two years recreating Breath of the Wild weapons. We have an animated pixel art mockup of a dungeon scene from Zelda II. The winner for last year’s official Link’s Awakening fanworks contest was revealed, with some great submissions from plenty of talented artists. And if you want something incredible from outside this contest, there’s this fantastic 3D printed recreation of Koholint Island from the game. The artist even provides a tutorial at the end of their video in case anyone else wanted to make one for themselves.
Some other works include Link’s house from Breath of the Wild faithfully created using Lego blocks, this lovely Sheikah runes phone charger, art of Twilight Princess meets Breath of the Wild, fanart of Link in the vibrant forest from Majora’s Mask, a recreation of the Breath of the Wild lantern, a bottle of Lon Lon milk from Ocarina of Time, and an alarm clock that plays A Link to the Past‘s theme.
The latest entry in the franchise, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, is out now for Nintendo Switch and you can read our review of the game here. According to our reviewer, “Link’s Awakening is a remarkable remake of one of the more overlooked titles in the Legend of Zelda franchise.”