Game News Zelda Wind Waker: a fan-remake under Unreal Engine 5 of the iconic Gamecube game is causing a sensation
Selling nearly five million copies, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker has certainly been criticized for its cartoonish and cel-shaded aesthetics, but it still has an important place in the hearts of some of the players who discovered it at the time of its release. Instead of hoping one day for a Switch version to land, one fan is simply trying to bring it back to life with Unreal Engine 5.
After Ocarina of Time, Zelda continues its legend on Unreal Engine 5
Unlike last May when we told you about a potential remaster of two episodes of the franchise The Legend of Zelda, including The Wind Waker released on GameCube, it is now a completely different project. We don’t know yet if we will have a Zelda game by the end of the year, but we may have the result of an interesting challenge launched by the YouTube channel Ustudio: namely that of making a remake under Unreal Engine 5 of The Wind Waker!
When it comes to The Legend of Zelda license, some fans are ready for anything! A few weeks ago, it’s one of the episodes released on Nintendo 64, and which is none other than Ocarina of Time, which went through the “Unreal Engine 5” box for a completely stunning result. Far from reaching such a level, the project led by Ustudio remains sufficiently intriguing and promising for us to take a closer look!
A very nice remake that is only in its infancy
For the moment, the developer behind this creation under Unreal Engine 5, who officiates on the Ustudio gaming YouTube channel, wants to make things clear: this is a test version which aims to recreate the beginning of the game. Link’s adventure on Aurora Island before his epic journey begins. Dressed in his hero’s outfit, we rediscover the young Link surveying the few emblematic places of the island, trying out some sword techniques and even doing a few breaststrokes, all accompanied by sumptuous music from the original work.
Confirmed in his approach to the reactions aroused by his first video, the developer indicated that he would continue this project and that he would return with a next excerpt which will even be accompanied of a playable demo and opening a Discord server to allow everyone to discuss the progress of the remake with him, and even submit ideas. It remains to be seen how Nintendo will react to this project. because we recently saw that the Japanese company was not really kind to YouTubers.