Ahead of The Legend of Zelda Anniversary

The fan-made trailer from 2012 has resurfaced!

The Legend of Zelda fans have a lot to get excited about this year. The franchise celebrates its 35th anniversary and with it, there is hope that Nintendo will go all out for the milestone. We’ve already had confirmation that Skyward Sword HD will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, alongside some heavy rumours that Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD will be following. One of the more surprising things that has happened since the Skyward Sword announcement, however, is the re-emergence of The Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle trailer.

What is The Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle?

The Legend of Zelda: The Lost Oracle was a fan-made trailer by animator Joel Furtado. It was released in 2012 and is Furtado’s own take on what a Wind Waker sequel could have looked like, 10 years after the original game. It was designed around the release of the Wii U, in the hopes that Nintendo followed suit and created the sequel we all want!

The video is available to watch on IGN’s YouTube channel and embedded below.

Did Nintendo make the game?

No, sadly not. The next mainline entry into the Zelda series we received after this trailer was none other than Breath of the Wild, with A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes sandwiched in between.

Joel Furtado, however, has a full-time career in animation and illustration. You can check out and purchase his work from his INPRNT site.

What else could we see from The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary?

Alongside the Skyward Sword remake, rumours really intensified around the Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess games getting a release on the Nintendo Switch.

During Nintendo’s recent Direct, Eiji Aonuma, who has been heavily involved with The Legend of Zelda since Ocarina of Time, made an appearance saying he hoped to share more information about Breath of the Wild’s sequel this year.

There’s also a hope Nintendo may do something with their back catalogue of Zelda titles, akin to what they did with 2019’s Link’s Awakening.

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