Popular creator and YouTuber CryZENx recreates the Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4.
About four months ago, a dedicated fan of The Legend of Zelda revealed to the world what one of the most treasured games in the series, Ocarina of Time, would look like using Unreal Engine 4. Now a different fan has taken that vision a step further, releasing a playable demo of an Unreal Engine 4-powered HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Creator CryZENx’s free download allows players to explore the Temple of Time in gorgeous HD visuals for the first time ever. The animations and art style are retained from the original Nintendo 64 entry, but CryZENx has created fresh code to go along with his stunning recreation of the Temple of Time.
The demo, which can be seen in action in the video below, is truly impressive. It’s clear that CryZENx dedicated a ton of time to recreating it, and hopefully hardcore Zelda fans will get the chance to play it before Nintendo catches wind and potentially shuts it down. Those that want to experience a snippet of Ocarina of Time in HD can click here.
So far, it looks as though Epic’s decision to make Unreal Engine 4 free to the public has been a good move. It has resulted in numerous creative ventures of gaming fans recreating their favorite games using the engine, which in turn has earned plenty of good press for the tech, making it an even more popular tool than ever before. Just yesterday a Metal Gear Solid Unreal Engine 4 remake surfaced, and of course, the creator of this Ocarina of Time UE4 demo, CryZENx, has released his fair share of content as well.
Thanks to CryZENx, we’ve seen plenty of other examples of what certain Nintendo properties would look like powered by Unreal Engine 4. He has also created a Pokemon Unreal Engine 4 demo as well as a Kirby Unreal Engine 4 demo, so it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.
CryZENx appears to have an affinity for Nintendo franchises, so it would make sense that his next project will also be Nintendo-related. Perhaps he will work on recreating some of the iconic levels from Super Mario 64 in Unreal Engine 4, or maybe he will follow up on Jude Wilson’s work with the UE4 version of GoldenEye 007.
Whatever CryZENx decides to create next, his work goes a long way in showing just how powerful Unreal Engine 4 can be in the right hands. Maybe the positive public reception to his work will convince Nintendo to create some official Nintendo games using the engine, but we’ll have to take a “wait and see” approach on that front.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is available for Nintendo 64, and the official remake is available for Nintendo 3DS.
Source: Game Informer