Hyrule praise: ZeldaVR looks like the best way to experience The Legend of Zelda


I was just saying to Nick, today, that I desperately need to put more time into The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I got it with my rather spiffy Tri-force 3DS, and I feel that by not playing it I’m somehow betraying the little golden console. But now all I want to do is play ZeldaVR on the Oculus Rift. 

The VR project’s goal is to recreate the original Legend of Zelda for the Oculus Rift, which is, of course, absolutely barmy. A 28 year old 2D game turned into a VR experience. The age we live in, blimey. 

If you’ve got yourself a Rift, you can download the work-in-progress right blooming now. It’s still early days, though, so it’s limited to a small number of areas and only a few enemies, but damn, doesn’t it send a shiver down your spine? The Legend of Zelda, 3D and in VR.

RPS’ Graham Smith took a wander in Hyrule and recording his adventures. It’s well worth taking a look.

It looks a little like Minecraft, actually. But I suppose it’s more than Minecraft looks a little like any number of 8-bit games transposed into a 3D realm. It’s also more evidence that when the Oculus Rift finally launches properly, we’ll never do anything that doesn’t involve strapping it to our noggin ever again. And what a joy that will be.

Check it out yourself, if you have an Oculus Rift, via VirtualReality.io. Just download the tool, and you’ll find ZeldaVR in there.

Cheers, RPS.