The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild offers one of the most impressive open worlds of any Zelda or Nintendo game. From vast deserts filled with sand dunes to grasslands speckled with lakes, its surroundings inspire further exploration of those who traverse its land. Now these beautiful surroundings are inspiring Animal Crossing: New Horizons Player to redesign iconic locations from his world, region and building after another.
Replicating these sprawling environments in New Horizons is not an easy task and poses serious design challenges since Breath of the wild is a huge open world adventure. As you wander and climb the world, the landscapes loom over Link – the mountains and the huge Hyrule Castle make Link seem tiny. but New Horizons
Often times, Animal Crossing players will focus on specific locations or landmarks to recreate them. Here we see Naydinfar, whose account is largely devoted Breath of the wild builds in Deer crossingwho have favourited Recreate the Lost Forests. By playing with perspective and adding lots of dead trees and grass, she can capture the creepy and empty feel of the Lost Woods of Breath of the wild.
The new 2.0 update brought new castle items and gives players the perfect opportunity to recreate Hyrule Castle. Naydinfar posted a time lapse showing the entire building process of the castle.
Here we see Impa’s house being rebuilt in the village of Kakariko. It even has the statues with the apples in front, just like in the Zelda game.
And here is the Noble Canteen in the city of Gerudo.
But it’s not just that Breath of the wild‘s world is big. It’s also filled with unique landmarks. Towering mushroom-like rock formations sprout from the land in a region called the Thundra Plateau. As a result, creators like Narydinfar have come up with sophisticated workarounds to portray the specific landmarks. Here the Creator literally uses mushrooms to recreate the terrain of this region.
For comparison, here is a screenshot of the environment in Breath of the wild.
Other developers have been inspired by the atmosphere of the game world on theirs New Horizons‘ Island. Breath of the wild takes place in a version of Hyrule that has been massively devastated. Because of this, the game has many areas of crumbling ruins for Link to explore. This build recreates that look.
Creators will also delve into certain in-game items. Here acnh.hylia has redesigned the Sheikah bomb and the infamous Cucco with custom designs and perspective illusions.
Breath of the wild isn’t the only Zelda game that inspired Animal Crossing players to recreate its looks. Here a streamer has redesigned Link’s home Link’s Awakening, which looks great given the miniature style of the 2019 version of the game, goes well with the graphics of New Horizons.
New Horizons also has the perfect items to keep the witch hut in. to recreate Link’s Awakening.
Others capture an even more retro look, here from a top-down perspective while an airplane flies overhead.
Official Zelda articles came to Animal crossing new leaf. However, New Horizons has yet to form an official collaboration with Zelda (and likely won’t be, as Nintendo said the 2.0 update would be the game’s last). However, that hasn’t stopped the creators from redesigning areas in the game and creating patterns to recreate Left outfit in game.