Original Legend of Zelda, Now in 3D

Chris Higgins
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When I first saw The Legend of Zelda for the NES, it seemed unbelievably big—an immersive world of mazes, mysteries, and wooden swords. Of course, that was in 1987, when my standards for "immersive" gameplay were lower: Seeing some 8-bit dudes running around was good enough. To bring the game into the modern era, an enterprising programmer has adapted The Legend of Zelda into a first-person 3D game, tailored to the Oculus Rift head-mounted display. The result is truly impressive, looking like a cross between Minecraft and good old Zelda. Have a look (and be sad that you're seeing it in 2D):

If you'd like to see a complete play-through (with commentary), check this out (play starts around 4:10). You'll see that the beta doesn't include all the maps and dungeons yet, but apparently will soon. Behold:

You can download the game for free (in beta form), if you've got an Oculus Rift.

(Via 1 More Castle.)