Ganon, you’re going to get a kick out of it… Don’t miss out on the awesome older, beefier version of Link that an artist has imagined for Breath of the Wild 2. So this was the Triforce, huh…
Link is the archetypal righteous and youthful hero. who puts saving the world before his personal desires. The different The Legend of Zelda have reinforced that idea for years. In all that time we’ve seen Link mature and grow up, but he has never abandoned that child/teenager aspect.
Well, this impressive work by Dan Eder, an artist currently working on Warner’s fighting game called Multiversus, reimagines Link to make him older and stronger than vinegar.
In a post on art stationDan Eder, shared the creative process to bring to life this adult and muscular Link that would appear in Zelda Breath of the Wild 2. The result is really impressive, not only for the concept of the design itself, but also for the quality it gives off.
The artist borrowed the fan art image of Malin Falch, to provide Link with a special modeling similar to the cartoon style and shared the creative process on his account. Here is the result:
I had been meaning to do some TLOZ art for a while so when I saw this amazing illustration by Malin Falch I thought this would be a great opportunity. I tried to challenge myself with new hair modeling techniques and rendering workflows, so it was a great experience overall. I hope you like it!, commented on the post.
What do you think of this design? The arm is inspired by the trailer of the game presented a few months ago. Do you see it as something viable or will Link always be that quiet boy who has made us live so many adventures?
If you liked it, do not hesitate to take a look at the other works of this artist. His works include Cammy and Chun Li from Street Fighter with an appearance that seems to be taken from Disney, Aeris from Final Fantasy VII or even the protagonist of the popular Netflix series, queen’s gambit.
Hopefully, Link’s change in Breath of the Wild 2 isn’t so…drastic, though the previews have already made it clear that our beloved hero is going to have some news. Looking forward to this sequel whose name is still unknown?
The game seems to be coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022, but we don’t have any big news at the moment. The last thing we have been able to know is that The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 could arrive in November, according to Peer Schneider.