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Mindblowing Zelda trailer brings Breath of the Wild sequel to the N64

Published: 8/Oct/2019 0:27 Updated: 8/Oct/2019 0:55

by Brent Koepp

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An incredibly talented YouTuber re-created the Breath of the Wild sequel trailer that was shown off at E3 2019, and it re-imagines the highly anticipated Zelda game with a retro twist.

Nintendo shocked everyone with its E3 2019 Direct, when it ended with a major surprise announcement that the highly acclaimed Zelda game Breath of the Wild would be getting a sequel for the Switch.

One incredibly talented YouTuber took the haunting trailer that was shown off at the annual gaming expo, and re-imagined it as if the game was coming to the retro console the Nintendo 64, which originally came out in 1996.

NintendoThe 2017 open world RPG was a smash hit on the Nintendo Switch.

Breath of the Wild 64

YouTube channel ‘The Regressor’ uploaded the retro-inspired concept on October 4, and it takes the 2019 trailer and visualizes it as if the Breath of the Wild sequel debuted at E3 1999.

The artist painstakingly recreated every scene in the low-poly art style, which will make many Zelda fans nostalgic as it looks like one of the most popular games in the series – the iconic classic ‘Ocarina of Time’.

Not only does the YouTuber nail the late 90s to early 00s art style perfectly, they also made the music and sound effects sound exactly the same as the retro console did over twenty years ago.

The retro video was popular among fans, as many pointed out how faithful it was to the actual trailer which came out earlier in 2019. Putting the two trailers side by side, it’s mindblowing how much detail was captured.

Although, the creator posted in the comments that they had to add four seconds of footage that was not in the original due to having to “fill time with the lingering sfx.”

The artist actually has an Instagram and website, where they list that they’re a “3D modeler, animator, and cosplayer”, and host their dedicated craft to re-creating low-poly characters.

The sites have an insane amount of classic games and characters worth checking out, and the creator also shows the amount of work that went into designing this trailer.

As of the time of this article, the trailer sports over 500,000 views, and has an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the Zelda community, as many old school players wish it was a real thing.

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Apex Legends Trident concept would give special ability to legends

Published: 19/Jan/2021 11:27

by Jacob Hale

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A new Trident concept would grant special abilities to all characters in Apex Legends while driving them, and it looks like a great way to shake up the game and how Tridents can be used, too.

Tridents were introduced in Season 7, offering players faster mobility across the latest map, Olympus, similar to the existence of vehicles that are commonplace in other battle royale titles.

One of the main problems with the Trident, though, is that it can leave you fairly exposed when driving them around, especially if you’ve got your whole trio on one.

For that reason, one player came up with a genius concept that would allow each Legend to make use of their abilities while driving one — and it would definitely offer something new and exciting to Olympus.

Apex Legends trident olympus
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The Trident makes traversing Olympus much easier.

Designed by Aason37, every Legend would benefit from these Trident ability ideas.

While some abilities seem more helpful than others, and Aason themselves say that some of them “may be a little too much,” it’s definitely worth looking at and seeing what could be possible.

These are the abilities Aason has come up with:

  • Crypto:
    • Crypto can activate an automatic tracking drone, following the Trident, scanning the enemies on the go.
    • Crypto can remotely pilot the Trident with his drone inside, within a 200m radius. Perfect for tricking enemies.
  • Mirage:
    • While in the Trident, Mirage can activate a decoy using his tactical, mimicking the Trident.
  • Wraith:
    • Tridents can now go through Wraith’s portals
  • Loba:
    • Loba can put her Black Market on the Trident. Perfect if the first location was disappointing, or to keep stacking ammo on the go, or to quickly steal stuff in a risky area.
  • Wattson:
    • Wattson can put her fences on the Trident. It can be used to “melee attack” enemies.
  • Pathfinder:
    • While in the Trident, Pathfinder can use his grapple to take a sharp cut or to gain some height.
  • Revenant:
    • Revenant can now place his Death Totem on Tridents.
  • Octane:
    • Passive: Octane drives the Trident 20% faster.

A nice Trident update idea from r/apexlegends

Now, while it might not be likely that Respawn take all of these ideas on, it can definitely give them something to think about.

Some of these sound especially fun, too. Juking enemies as Pathfinder in a Trident, making quick getaways through a Wraith portal and getting around even quicker as Octane definitely all sound like something that would be fun to at least try out.

Whether this is something the Apex devs would consider doing remains to be seen, but you never know.

If you’re looking for more information on the upcoming Apex Legends Season 8 update as well, check out our full breakdown of what’s coming up in Respawn Entertainment’s battle royale.