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Watch & Play! The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Trailer & Download


There are no shortages of Unreal Engine Ocarina of Time posted videos on YouTube, but since we love fan-made projects, especially Zelda ones, it’s time to talk about fan-made project. Continue reading Watch & Play! The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Unreal Engine 4 Trailer & Download

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Time to Say Goodbye to Zelda You: Our Stories


All things come to an end and regular features on a news site are no exception, so as much as I would like to keep Zelda You: Our Stories going, it is time to lay the series to rest.

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Link’s Awakening 64: A Ty Anderson Project


Yes, you did read that correctly, it is no joke nor lie and in actual fact, this is a mod project that has been in development since last July 21st 2015. Ty Anderson has been working very hard to bring the Story of Link’s Awakening into the 3rd dimension by using the graphic set and models of Ocarina Of Time, along with a few elements from Majora’s Mask as well and also some original music as well. To recreate the world of Link’s Awakening. The game seems to be coming along nicely but it will not be released as a standalone ROM but rather as a Mod for the Ocarina Of Time ROM, as to get around copyright laws and the like. Ty has taken to his Facebook Page to thank all of his followers and Patrons and has released the first trailer for Link’s Awakening on his YouTube Channel which shows just how much the game development has progressed. You can check out the trailer below.

Ty has released several videos over time to his YouTube Channel to show just how much progress he has made to the game and has also promised to those that support him on Patreon, for $2.00  a month, there will have the opportunity to  beta test the levels and provide input on them. It is surprising that this project is not more popular as it should be as a lot of Zelda fans do share a lot of love for Link’s Awakening and Ocarina Of Time. I really do hope that this Mod sees fruition, enough so that it slips under the radar of the Nintendo Hell Hounds that call themselves Lawyers so that we can all enjoy this combination of ingenuity, originality and yet extremely familiar.

Source: Ty Anderson (YouTube)

Zelda You: Our Stories Issue #9 (18th of September 2016)


Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, our now bi-weekly regular feature series that is all about two things, our love for Zelda and our love for talking about Zelda. We already kicked the series off with staff stories, but now that the Miketendo64 staff have had their say, we’re sharing the stories that You have sent in to us, so what are we waiting for? It’s time to begin!

Continue reading Zelda You: Our Stories Issue #9 (18th of September 2016)

The Miketendo Strip: Issue #1: The Legend of Pokémon Go


I’m avlongman9 and I am the artist behind Miketendo64’s newest feature, The Miketendo Strip, a comic strip series about all things Nintendo related. After a couple of days working behind the scenes, Issue 1 is now finished and ready to be seen. Join Link in the Kokiri Forest as he learns all about The Legend of Pokémon GO: Continue reading The Miketendo Strip: Issue #1: The Legend of Pokémon Go

First Look at The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Vol.1: Ocarina of Time


Oh Amazon, we really do like it when you leak things for us and now because of a recent link, we can now check out the front and back cover for the forthcoming complete Ocarina of Time manga by Akira Himekawa! Continue reading First Look at The Legend of Zelda: Legendary Edition Vol.1: Ocarina of Time

(Zelda Theories) BotW Link is actually OoT Link?!?!


As with every Zelda game, there is always a never ending video content of theories concerning a series that has been with us for the last 30 years and sure not all of these theories have turned out to be true, but some of them are just so well thought out that we find ourselves wishing they could be true and for me, this is one of those theories. Continue reading (Zelda Theories) BotW Link is actually OoT Link?!?!

(Zelda Theories) Twilight Princess Trio Connected to the Wind Fish


Just this month, with a new phone more storage space, so I got a bunch of new apps. Among them was Zelda Amino and already I’m having a lot of fun there, especially since you can see a lot of great content. Well recently I saw a theory posted by Dean Feller, which concerns the Twilight Princess Trio Agitha, Fanadi & Telma and their connection to the Wind Fish. Continue reading (Zelda Theories) Twilight Princess Trio Connected to the Wind Fish

Zelda You: Our Stories Team Miketendo64 Edition Part 3


Hello and welcome all to our new series of regular features, Zelda You: Our Stories. This is a series all about one thing, The Legend of Zelda and our love for it and with it being the 30th anniversary, we encourage everyone to send in their Zelda stories and experiences so we can share here! We kicked off the series, with a special Team Miketendo64 Edition, and because we didn’t want to cram all of our stories down your throat in a single instance, we chose to break it up into parts. So with that in mind, this is Part 3! Continue reading Zelda You: Our Stories Team Miketendo64 Edition Part 3

Zelda You: Our Stories Team Miketendo64 Edition Part 2


Hello and welcome all to our new series of regular features, Zelda You: Our Stories. This is a series all about one thing, The Legend of Zelda and our love for it and with it being the 30th anniversary, we encourage everyone to send in their Zelda stories and experiences so we can share here! We kicked off the series, with a special Team Miketendo64 Edition, and because we didn’t want to cram all of our stories down your throat in a single instance, we chose to break it up into parts. So with that in mind, this is Part 2!

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 Kicking off this edition, our first story comes from Mr. Panda of both Miketendo64 and Mr. Panda’s Video Game Reviews.

 Mr. Panda: “My first experience with The Legend of Zelda was Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64. Before then, I had mostly played platformers, so I missed out on previous offerings. That made OoT even more special for me since I had never played any game with such depth before.

Although I had fond memories of games prior, OoT was the first game that invoked real emotions because of its story and characters. I felt sorrow when saying goodbye to childhood friend Saria, despair when I went to the future and found Hyrule Castle Town in ruins, friendship when I learned Epona’s Song and summoned my faithful steed for the first time, and surprise when I learned the truth behind Sheik. I also felt pure, unadulterated joy as I explored Hyrule Field, quickly learning that secrets were abound.

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From then on, I would search every inch and use items anywhere I could, hoping that something special would happen and that the now-familiar “You uncovered a secret” jingle would play. I was so invested in OoT that it took me several months to complete it, but every second of it was a worthwhile investment into what would become one of my favourite series of all time.

I still love the series and have now played every entry in the franchise. Over the years, my love of Zelda has only grown fonder. I always get giddy when I enter its puzzle-filled dungeon mazes. I remain impressed by the grand scope of its bosses. I still become excited exploring every new overworld. I even enjoy all of the little side-quests and being able to help as many people as possible. My love for the Zelda series even transcends games. One of the most magical evenings for me was when I attended the Symphony of the Goddesses for the first time. Hearing orchestrated Zelda music while watching my favourite cutscenes on a gigantic screen was a breath-taking experience.

The Legend of Zelda has done so much to foster my love of gaming, and I will always be a lifelong fan of the series.”

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We hope you enjoyed Mr. Panda’s tale and just like the last issue, this one will also consist of two stories and although I did intend to share my own, instead we’ll be hearing from Kuribo. Enjoy:

Jeff (Kuribo):Surprisingly, unlike a lot of people, growing to enjoy Zelda games was a slow process for me and the thing that made me like Zelda is not what you might expect. If not for strategy guides, I would have never liked the Zelda series and missed out on many of the great games.

If you’ve played some of the old Zelda games, then you probably know how obtuse they can be. Not so much in the puzzles, but just knowing where to go next and how to advance in the game. My first Zelda game was Link’s Awakening on Game Boy and man did I struggle with it. Just figuring out what you’re supposed to do, especially when you’re a kid and have only played a few video games before is really tough. Even when I did figure it out, I remember getting stuck in dungeons because I didn’t know what to do in some rooms which made me not really enjoy the game all that much.

My next experience with Zelda was A Link to the Past when it was rereleased on Game Boy Advance and it did not go any better. I had no idea how to navigate the large world and quickly gave up on it. To this day, I’ve never really given this classic a game the fair shake it deserves. I mention this not as a complaint, but to show just how difficult of a time I was having with Zelda.

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So when did it finally turn around? With what I think is absolutely one of the greatest games of all time: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. At the time, I was a loyal Nintendo Power subscriber and one of the perks when you renewed each year was choosing a Nintendo Power Player’s Guide (which were very high quality compared to the competitors). So naturally, I got an Ocarina of Time Strategy Guide and it really paid off. I immediately fell in love with many aspects of Zelda. The side quests and charming characters. The sense of character progression as you gain items and hearts. And especially the plot which, while simple, is so satisfying and fits the game perfectly. I know for sure that without a good strategy guide, the Water Temple would have whipped me mercilessly and I would have not beaten yet another Zelda game. But thankfully, the guide helped and I beat the game and truly loved it.

From then on, I kept buying guides and getting better at the games. I was able to solve dungeons on my own and now I’ve gotten good enough at solving puzzles and understanding the game’s logic that I no longer need guides for the handheld games and buy strategy guides for the console games because I want to see all the side quests and what the game has to offer. While I prefer Mario games (and action games to puzzles), Zelda has become a staple in my video game collection and other than the multiplayer games (I enjoy single player games a lot more), I have purchased every Zelda game since Link’s Awakening. Of course, this likely would have never happened without a strategy guide and I’m happy to say I have kept all of my guides and look back on them fondly.

When Zelda comes out for NX, I will be there to buy it and I know that I’ll also be picking up a strategy guide alongside it. I might be buying a guide out of nostalgia or it could be because I have a subconscious fear that I might get stuck like in the old days, but for me, when I think of Zelda, I think of strategy guides and how much more fun I had once I combined the two. It saved me from growing frustrated with the games and has turned me into a lifelong fan.”1a

For the rest of the Zelda stories from our staff, which includes my own, be sure to check out the final part of the Team Miketendo64 Edition, which will either be next week, or the week after that. And one last thing, be sure to let us know what you think of our new header. We made it especially! But just remember we do want to hear and share your stories too! The details to do just that can be found in the next two paragraphs:

 

All those willing to put their story/experience forth will be credited for it and are allowed to submit photos of the own choosing to also be used. To submit photos, be sure to visit our Facebook Page Miketendo64, where you can either post your pictures to the page, or just message them in to us. You can also tweet your photos directly to us, just send them to @miketendo64. Or go straight for the jugular and email us your photos and story by sending them to miketendo64@gmail.com.

As for your stories, you can either comment them directly in response this post, or as a comment on wherever you see the link to this feature, on Facebook. The choice is yours, so be sure to get them sent in whenever you can. As of now there is no closing date, so be sure to send in as much or little as you want! And one last thing, be sure to let us know what you think of our new featured image. We made it especially!

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So until the next edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!

(In case you missed the last issue, be sure to click anywhere on this line to go to it!)

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Zelda You: Our Stories – Team Miketendo64 Edition Part 1


Last week we were announcing it and this week we’re implementing it. Hello and welcome all to our new series of regular features, Zelda You: Our Stories. This is a series all about one thing, The Legend of Zelda and our love for it and with it being the 30th anniversary, we encourage everyone to send in their Zelda stories and experiences so we can share here! Kicking off the series, we welcome you to the Team Miketendo64 Edition, an edition full of Our Stories! Although why cram all of our stories down your throat in a single instance when we can do split it up into 3 parts? So with that in mind, this is Part 1!

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Our first story comes from Mike Scorpio, site founder and Chief Administrator of Miketendo64:

Mike Scorpio: “We all remember our first Zelda game and that moment where we find ourselves truly captivated in the amazing world in front of us. There are mountains to scale, lakes to submerge into, dungeons to master and a damsel in distress for us to rescue and the multitude of side-quests to keep the player entertained and feel rewarded afterwards. Whether it was the very first ‘The Legend Of Zelda’ on the NES or ‘The Wind Waker’ on the Gamecube or like me, it was ‘The Ocarina Of Time’ on the Nintendo 64.

When I was 11 years old, I remember the first time I gazed eyes upon my first Zelda game, I was watching my neighbour playing it. I didn’t know it at the time but I later learned that he was in the Goron mines and making his way to the fire temple. Link was in Red Goron Tunic and was trying to grab a heart piece at the end of a lava pit. I was intrigued by the gameplay and ultimately asked my parents to buy me the game for my birthday. It was November time and I was being a naughty boy and searching around for my presents. My parents were out so it was a good time to nose around and low and behold, under my parents’ bed, I found it. It was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time for the Nintendo 64.

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I inserted the cartridge into my N64 console and before I knew it, I was taken into a world that filled me with awe and wonderment, I was a child of the forest who had to slay monsters that had infested inside the Great Deku Tree, Meet the Princess in which the game gets its namesake and save the world from a terrible evil, all whilst completing side-quests to make the lives of other characters in the game easier and content. I continued to play in secret up until my birthday which, I then was able to play officially.

I will always remember that moment when I was only a boy with the fate of Hyrule on my shoulders and that it was up to me to save it. It made the experience truly unique and fulfilling. Whatever game in the series it was for you that started your love affair, it has ultimately shaped us into the fans we are today. Whether you are the just a fan of a few games in the series or the proud owner of a vast collection of Zelda games and memorabilia that would make most of the Zelda Fan world envious, we are all at the end of the day fans of one of the most memorable and compelling Game series of all time.”

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 We hope you enjoyed Mike’s tale and now we have Victoria’s to enjoy:

Victoria Thorley (vic88hgn): “My Zelda journey began in the mid-90s with Link’s Awakening on the Gameboy. It was very different to the games I had played before. I loved the game almost straightaway. It had a very magical feel to it as well as creepy at times. I would play it until the batteries died. Although I loved it, I never actually completed it until I was older and played the colour DX version.

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I am currently playing it again on my 3DS. It really ignited my interest in the Zelda franchise as a child, so getting Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask 3D was a no brainer, and they are among my favourites.

I’ve since played every official Zelda game to date, and the spin-offs that were available where I live. I’m very much looking forward to Zelda U/NX and I don’t mind the delays if it makes the game better. Zelda is still able to capture the magic all these years later and I hope it continues to do so.”

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For the rest of the Zelda stories from our staff, which includes my own, be sure to check out parts 2 and 3 of the Team Miketendo64 Edition when we release them. But just remember we do want to hear and share your stories too! The details to do just that can be found in the next two paragraphs.

 

All those willing to put their story/experience forth will be credited for it and are allowed to submit photos of the own choosing to also be used. To submit photos, be sure to visit our Facebook Page Miketendo64, where you can either post your pictures to the page, or just message them in to us. You can also tweet your photos directly to us, just send them to @miketendo64. Or go straight for the jugular and email us your photos and story by sending them to miketendo64@gmail.com.

As for your stories, you can either comment them directly in response this post, or as a comment on wherever you see the link to this feature, on Facebook. The choice is yours, so be sure to get them sent in whenever you can. As of now there is no closing date, so be sure to send in as much or little as you want!

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So until the next edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on!

Unreal Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Our Top 5 Clips)


#ZeldaWeek continues and given everything we’ve posted and written about so far, it’s only fitting we kick back and relax as we watch some of the finest footage of Ocarina of Time brought to life via Unreal Engine 4! Here are our Top 5:

 

5th Place: Ocarina of Time: Great Fairy Encounter

 As far as Ocarina of Time goes, it is my favourite game by far in the series and also the first one I played and although there are many moments that come to mind, especially the ones regarding characters who have made several appearances in other games in the series, and for me one of those moments is encountering my first Great Fairy. I remember thinking “She looks nothing like Navi,” and then there is that laugh, a laugh that has stayed with me all these years. This clip perfectly captures the scene and serenity perfectly and it is because of that, this clip makes it into the list!

 

4th Place: Ocarina of Time: Kakariko Village

Kakariko Village has made an appearance in quite a few games now, but I’ve always felt that the one from OoT is the greatest version I have ever seen. Sure the version from Twilight Princess, isn’t too sad either, but the layout of it and just the general look of it, as interesting as it was, in no way does it surpass OoT Kakariko. This is the village where we learn the Song of Storms, meet the carpenter and his pale son, but more importantly, a village full of life. There is some hustle and bustle and you can actually see people living out their lives in peace. Now sure there may be no actual residents in the chosen clip, but even then, this fact doesn’t take away from the experience, because even though it is barren, it still feels just as lively and Kakariko has honestly never looked better!

 

3rd Place: Ocarina of Time: Master Sword Transformation

It doesn’t matter what game you’re playing, in each game to feature the Master Sword, it is always an iconic moment when Link lays his hands on it, but to see him grip it as a kid and emerge an adult after a 7 year sleep, well that’s just priceless. No Top 5 Unreal Zelda clips would be complete without at least one clip that captures that moment so this is that clip! It’s just such a beautiful moment, brought to life!

 

2nd Place: Ocarina of Time: Gerudo Valley

Everything about this clip is just incredibly stunning. The landscape looks hot, harsh and life like, exactly how a desert should be and just look at the glare of the sun! Sure we don’t actually get to see anything beyond the first area, but if this is what the Valley looks like, you can just imagine how mind blowingly awesome the Thieves’ Hideout would look like! Just picturing it makes this writer’s mouth water. I would wonder that place for hours, just to take it all in!

 

1st Place: Ocarina of Time: Death Mountain Crater

This one I’ll admit has to be most predictable of clips to have made it in, not only is Death Mountain iconic to the series, but Death Mountain Crater was truly something else. The smoke, the heat, the lava, although you’ll have to forgive the Goron tunic as we all know only Adult Link can wear it, but still, this is one of the greatest clips of an Ocarina of Time moment, beautifully brought to life via the means of Unreal Engine 4 and it just makes me really wish the rumours of regarding the Nintendo NX apparently supports/runs Unreal Engine 4 because should Nintendo bring out a Zelda game that looks just like that, it will be one of the most breathtakingly gorgeous games we have ever seem to date!

Sadly though we are now at the end of our Top 5!  We do hope you enjoyed these clips as much as we did and considering as how much I enjoyed doing this one, I might just have to go on and do a Top 5 of Majora’s Mask, but that will be something for another time, another week. But this week is still far from over because we still have two more days of #ZeldaWeek and if you’re interested in what we have to come next, well you’ll just have to come back and see for yourself!

 

Till next time folks. You’re never too old to get your GAME on! We hope you continue to enjoy our little Zelda week!

The Legend Of SMASH: Zelda Trophies


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Continuing on with our #ZeldaMonth event, we take a look at some of the collectible trophies for Super Smash Bros For Wii U, namely those from the Zelda Franchise. There are 5 trophy boxes to fill with 38 different trophies to collect from 5 different game titles from Ocarina Of Time to Skyward Sword. The trophies can be collected in a manner of ways like completing certain game modes like Classic or All-Star. Completing certain challenges like Collect all types of head gear, buying them directly from the Trophy Shop or by sheer luck in Trophy Rush. All of the trophies are beautiful to look at and what makes them look even sweeter is when you can see them in their little display boxes (as seen in the slideshow below). What I didn’t notice before but do now is how in the Twilight Princess display case, the front row all have their own amiibo figure including the Wolf Link with Midna that will be available next month, Yippee! Though the latter is not an exact replica as the Wolf Link trophy and amiibo figure do not share the same pose. Still, I don’t think there is another display case in any of the other franchises that has a full row of trophies with amiibo counterparts except maybe the Fire Emblem series.

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Well Guys & Girls That Is All From Me For Now. Until Next Time, Keep On Gaming!

Navi’s Goodbye And The Events That Followed (A Zelda Theory)


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To a lot of Zelda fans, Ocarina Of Time is The best Zelda game of all time and the parting of ways with Navi the fairy is probably one of the most memorable moments of the game. Whether it be a tearful goodbye after a binding friendship on an enduring adventure or a cheer for joy that the broken record of a companion has finally given our ears a rest. Whatever the case, we will always remember Navi leaving Link behind at the pedestal of the Master Sword as she flies out the window of the Temple Of Time. In the game Majora’s Mask which continues after Ocarina Of Time, Link goes on a journey in search of his dear friend that is lost to him, which leads to some reason that he is looking for Navi though it has not been officially clarified. Therefore this article will focus on the events that may have occurred After Navi’s departure in the Temple of time to Link’s arrival into the land of Termina.

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After Link defeated Ganondorf and was returned to his own time, peace had returned to Hyrule (though never really explained how but that’s a theory for another time). Navi the Fairy departed from Link in the Temple Of Time after fulfilling her duty to Link and the Great Deku Tree. Navi was never Link’s fairy partner because he was never Kokiri but was raised as Kokiri. Navi was bestowed upon Link by the Great Deku Tree to help him on his journey to rid Hyrule of the great evil that had befallen it. After peace had returned to Hyrule, there was no further need for their companionship and they parted ways. Link who was always a Hylian from birth was now amongst his own kin, Navi could return to hers. Regardless of what each one may have felt for the other, there were always two worlds apart. Navi returned to the forest leaving Link behind to be with his countryfolk.

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Link was again alone in the world. He was raised in the forest by the Kokiri but never really fit in with them as they all had fairy partners and Link never had his own until the events of Ocarina Of Time occurred. He finally had his own fairy and after saving the world his fairy partner left him. He was now yet again in a place where he felt he didn’t fit in. Hyrule may have been his birthplace but it wasn’t his home. He then began his journey to find Navi and to find his home in Kokiri forest but to get there he will have to go through the Lost Woods.

The Lost Woods are a mystical place and though it may be home to the Kokiri forest which is protected by the power of the great Deku Tree, it is also where many a traveler can get lost and turn into Stalfos. As forementioned the Kokiri forest is protected by the Magic of the Great Deku Tree and though he may have died, the enchantments may still be in place to protect the Kokiri from the outside world. The Kokiri themselves have also never ventured too deep into the forest for fear of turning into the imps of the Lost Woods; the Skull Kids. As is common nature in the game, The Kokiri are children of the forest that are accompanied by fairies. These fairies look over the children and could be somehow connected as to how the Kokiri traverse through the Lost Woods & Kokiri Forest without getting lost.

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In the beginning of Majora’s Mask, Link is travelling through the Lost Woods when all of a sudden he gets attacked by a Skull Kid. Link could well be trying to find his was back to Kokiri forest but can’t because he no longer has his fairy partner to guide him. There could be a lot more to the fairies than originally thought. In Ocarina of time, only three screens connected Kokiri Forest to Hyrule Field via the Lost Woods Bridge. What is not known is the actual distance between Kokiri forest and Hyrule field. The screen just fades to black and fades out to the next scene. For all intents and purposes it could be mere metres or miles, the distance is not actually measured in the game and could very well fade to black and out again to bypass ‘unnecessary filler’ that could create a lull in gameplay. It could also be that without a fairy partner to guide him, Link can never find the bridge that connects the forest to Hyrule fields and is left to wander aimlessly in the Lost Woods. It is from this moment he has his run-in with Skull Kid, the encounter with the Happy Mask Saleman and eventually his quest to save Termina from the falling moon above it.

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Anyhow this is just a theory. If you would like to share your thoughts on the matter, by all means leave your views and opinions in the comments section below. Until next time Guys & Girls, Keep On Gaming!

The Legend Of Unreal Engine 4


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As many of you have already seen, there is a number of videos creeping up of the immense possibilities that can be had using the free program Unreal Engine 4. Some users have rendered some amazing videos including Pokemon, Super Mario and The Legend Of Zelda. For this article we will be focusing on the latter as fans have beautifully recreated certain scenes from both The Ocarina Of Time & Majora’s Mask using Unreal Engine 4. Such memorable scenes include, Kakariko Village, Clock Town, The Temple Time & The Great Fairy’s Domain. The graphics are just stunning to look at and I would just love to play a Zelda game with such graphics but I doubt Nintendo would even use the Unreal Engine Program as they usually prefer to use their own (and who can blame them?). If you haven’t seen any of these videos yet, you can see them via the videos embeded below.

Source: ArtistArtorias

 

Source: Wesley Paquette

 

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Source: CryZENx

 

Source: AlbertREWesker – Zelda as Imagined