Young Link Runs Through the Valley and Rolls the Hills in Unreal Engine 4

Posted Sep 11, 2015
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A few days ago we reported that Visual Effects Artist, Michael Eurek, has uploaded a new project on his vimeo page, continuing his previous work on the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time theme. For The Legend of Zelda fans out there, another little demo is worth checking out. Once again, the work of CryZENx has brought us the Kite Demo of Unreal Engine 4, but this time we have a new visitor roaming the fields, Young Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Link looks quite impressive and any fan of the series would be hard pressed not to long for a new iteration of the revered franchise with something close to resembling this kind of visual fidelity.

A new “next-gen” Zelda game can’t come soon enough

Here’s hoping that Nintendo brings us news of its upcoming “NX” console soon enough and we get treated with a truly next-gen Legend of Zelda title, that could perchance look similar to the Unreal Engine 4 demo. The character model of Link could look quite better as well, as CryZENx is using assets and models from other games, such as Super Smash Bros, which most of the time sport simpler models than what could possibly be achieved with newer hardware.

There are several other impressive Unreal Engine 4 projects coming

Other Unreal Engine 4 projects of note include the gorgeous Absention, a new survival horror title inspired by true survival horror greats such as Resident Evil, Eternal Darkness and Silent Hill so fans can expect a mixture of mental challenge, intense gameplay, and immersive environments. ADR1FT, Three One Zero’s narrative-driven survival game that takes the genre to breathless levels. CGCloud has created an incredibly impressive new project, LondonLoft, using the Unreal Engine 4. The astounding walk-through can be watched here. Dontnod and publisher Focus Home Interactive, announced Vampyr, a new role-playing game powered by Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Ad Infinitum is a first-person survival horror adventure set in a surreal world during WWI. It is built on the Unreal Engine 4 and is currently under development for the PC.

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