Lately after sharing something I did in the new Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, recreating the look of Zelda 64 Link, using the Cap of Time, Tunic of the Wild, Trousers of the Hero, Sword from Z1 and Z2, and Hylian, people have told me that Zelda 64 Link doesn’t have OoT Link hair, that he actually has Zelda 1 & 2 Link hair. Yes, in the early tech demo from 1995, he did. However, that’s NOT the version of him that I was trying to recreate the look of.
of Zelda 64 Link is the one I was trying to recreate. As you could see in my shared twitter post. Now here is the result of my attempt at recreating his look in Breath of the Wild:
Now, he does look a lot like Zelda 64 Link doesn’t he? Well, apparently some person on Discord said otherwise when I shared my twitter post on one of the Zelda Universe chats on Discord. The user said that Zelda 64 Link’s hair is more like Z1 Link’s hair than OoT Link’s. That is WRONG! Here is a comparison image I made with photoshop:
As you can see here. The hair of Zelda 64 Link is more like OoT Link’s hair. Hence the equal sign in the comparison with my recreated look of Zelda 64 Link in Breath of the Wild in 2017 and Zelda 64 Link himself as he looked in 1996. Then you have “does not equal” sign in the comparison of Zelda 1 Link and Zelda 64 Link. The whole point of that is to show the comparison in hairstyle. And as you can see. Zelda 64 Link’s hair is NOTHING like Zelda 1 Link’s hair.
My whole intent on this, was simply to recreate the look of the early Zelda 64 Link from the stage of development shown in the pictures. And as far as I know and what is clearly shown in the shared images, that version of Zelda 64 Link that I was trying to recreate the look of had the SAME hairstyle as his final release counterpart, OoT Link! So by using the Cap of Time, green dyed Tunic of the Wild, the Trousers of the Hero, the Sword from Z1, and the Hylian Shield, I managed to recreate the early Zelda 64 Link shown in the images shared. I used a dyed Tunic of the Wild so that the shade of green on the tunic will match the shade of green on the Cap of Time.
Anyways, that’s all for now. Later, once I can manage to get a video capture device, I will make a video showing off my Zelda 64 Link look in Breath of the Wild and explain how I did it! I will also talk about how I think Nintendo took inspiration from fan desire to return of Zelda 64 Link to create the new Link from BotW based off of his design. Anyways, this is my first blog post for this site just so you people know. Hope you at least enjoyed the read.
I also still have plans for my fan project LoZ: Legend of Zelda. So please stay tuned for more news on that. Also, keep in mind that LoZ: Legend of Zelda is just a fun fan project with it’s own fan canon take on the Zelda timeline, so please don’t treat it is fact or official. I don’t own rights to franchise. I’m just making a fan fiction project purely for the fun and enjoyment of expressing and declaring my fandom of the franchise to the world! So please support Nintendo and their official releases, especially including Breath of the Wild! Nintendo works hard on these games so I recommend showing them support, honor, and most importantly, respect. Peace! 🙂