Zelda fans show off a trailer for an upcoming remake of the 1998 classic Ocarina of Time, which is designed to resemble the pre-release demo.
THE Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved franchises in gaming history, almost beating the likes of Mario in terms of popularity and sales. Perhaps one of the most successful of the whole series is that of 1998 THE Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time for the Nintendo 64. Knowing that a few weeks ago, information was unveiled on the open world Zelda facility in terms of its early stages of development, it seems players can’t get enough of the twenty-three title. In fact, some fans are spending their time and effort reliving the first version of the game.
Just a few days ago, a video appeared on YouTube that showed a brief clip from an upcoming fan game in the Zelda franchise. What the pictures show are what appear to be clips from the late ’90s Ocarina of time. However, there is a twist. This is not a faithful remake of the game’s commercial release, but an attempt to remake everything as it appeared just before its official launch.
While some seek to bring Ocarina of time on PC, these fans in particular seem interested in the look and feel of the game at the Nintendo Space World exhibition in 1997. For those not aware of this event, this was a staged show. by the Japanese game company which lasted between 1989 and 2001. Like other gaming events, this was an opportunity to show off upcoming titles for many Nintendo consoles at the time. In this case, it was the opportunity to show the first images of Link’s latest adventure.
What these fans are doing is building the game to look like what it did in the exhibition, which included different elements that would inevitably be changed before the final version, such as designs from unfinished levels. For a game considered Nintendo’s answer to Skyrim, it might seem a little strange that some people want to recreate this classic title but with an almost alpha look and feel.
At a quick glance at the video, it might not look much different from what would become the final version of Ocarina of time, but those familiar with the game will likely notice a number of differences from what would ultimately be released on the N64. With a very dedicated fan base, like the jeweler who recently made a recreation of the Kokiri emerald, gamers are always looking for ways to show their appreciation for their favorite franchises. Additionally, it will bring a unique experience to the game in which only a handful of people were able to play it in its pre-release state.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is available now for Nintendo 64.
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