Fan-Made Art Puts a LEGO Spin on Zelda
Check out this engaging take on Ocarina of Time, created by one Wes Talbott. The LEGO brand has depicted a lot of fantasy IPs in recent years—Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter, for instance. You think Nintendo would ever allow it to do so with Link’s adventures? I’d love to see the Great Deku Tree brought to life in Danish blocks.
For more high fantasy, here’s the artist’s gallery on deviantART.
Super Smash concept
Still hungry, ay? Here’s another beautiful cross-over, this one of Super Smash Bros. and (animated TV series turned video game) Adventure Time.
Source: Charlie Bink’s Tumblr page
Super Smash Bros. Melee being my favorite game of all time, I can’t celebrate this enough. As long as Sakurai, HAL Laboratory, and Nintendo are credited as its parents, the percentage and knockout systems should become the hallmarks of a genre, plain and simple.
Specifically (I’ll cut my rambling short, I promise), I’d love to see a Super Smash-style melting pot of mythological figures, both obscure and popularly recognized. Oh, and I want dark tone, the stuff of a Sumerian peasant’s nightmares. Kickstart it, anyone?
Wii U Cases Confirmed?
On to some business. Those recently leaked Wii U case covers appear to be the real deal. Or at least, that’s what one Ubisoft PR representative—Mr. Michael Beadle—would have us believe. Here’s the quote as relayed by Gametrailers.com:
“Why yes, the Wii U box art you sent is legit; in fact, it’s too legit to quit.”
Some pretty nonchalant use of language from one of the industry’s biggest publishers. We’ll take it.
Many have rightfully observed that the box style resembles that of GameCube games, what with the curved banner and all. It’s a nice little throwback, but still I’d rather they refine the GameCube’s controller (as the system’s Pro Controller) instead. Can’t have it all.