New Zelda Wii U artwork hints at rock-climbing

This article originally appeared on Zelda Universe.

As if the E3 hype train hadn’t gathered enough steam already, Amazon appears to have leaked new concept art for Zelda Wii U.

The gorgeous artwork, attached to the Amazon listing for the game, depicts Link hanging off a cliff face in front of a stunning vista of what is presumably Hyrule. Supposedly that’s a smouldering Death Mountain in the background too, with a castle to the left of that and a church-like structure (or sanctuary perhaps?) in front of that.

Click the image below to view it in full size:


It has also drawn comparison to promotional artwork for A Link to the Past, further evidencing Aonuma’s goal of hearkening back to the earlier, more open Zelda titles.

ALTTP Rock climbing

Speculation is already rife as to whether this artwork means climbing is confirmed in the game, what role the mysterious blue towers dotted across the vista play, and whether yet another shot of Link in this blue tunic mean that he truly has ditched his traditional green.

Thankfully we’ve only got a couple more days to wait before some of these questions will (hopefully) be answered!


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