Truly, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the game that keeps on giving. So you’ve spent hundreds of hours in the main game? You’ve conquered all the DLC as well? That’s good going, sure, but you haven’t played as Cloud Strife yet, have you?
The world of modding is a strange, beautiful, befuddling place. It’s like venturing into The Twilight Zone and discovering that all the rules of the gaming universe as you know them are completely obsolete. Mods, and more specifically the makers of them, are just operating on a higher plane of existence than the rest of us. Like Jeff Goldblum.
Earlier this week, we saw a Super Mario 64 mod which gave our hero the Infinity Gauntlet. He was flying whenever he dang well pleased, throwing otherworldly projectiles around… it was quite a sight. The Nintendo-themed modding news doesn’t end there, though, because Cloud has just hit Breath of the Wild.
As Destructoid reports, this isn’t really too outlandish an idea. After all, the cockatoo-haired hero of Final Fantasy VII has been seen around these parts before. He was one of the last additions to the roster of the Wii U and 3DS editions of Super Smash Bros. It’s a tenuous link, but it’s enough to give us an excuse to see him marauding through a host of moblins with his Buster Sword. That’s good enough for us.
This spectacle comes to us courtesy of YamGaming, showing the dour ex-SOLDIER-who-wasn’t doing what he does best: carving a path through enemies with a sword that’s far too large for his skinny arms to realistically support (in the original artwork, that is). He also has a motorcycle, as a neat little homage to that escape from the Shinra Building in Final Fantasy VII.
There’s something about this that just works so well. This might be Cloud in his Advent Children incarnation, which will rile some, but the model itself is nicely done. The cel-shaded vibe is a perfect fit for the Breath of the Wild world, and… well, Link actually has an official motorcycle himself now, thanks to the DLC. What more could you ask for? This is some impressive work. Check the mod out in action right here.