Sunday, April 12, 2015

Game of Hyrule takes an awesome, Zelda-inspired angle to the Game of Thrones opening sequence

Yes, you're reading this correctly - I haven't died or forgotten the login information to this site. Kawaiian Punch is finally back!

And what better day to return to the internet than the one following the premiere of Game of Throne's fifth season on HBO. Regardless of whether you've binge-watched the leaked episodes or are waiting patiently for the next installation, you're probably just glad that Tyrion & company are back for another 10 episodes of snarking, stabbing, and fucking their way across George R.R. Martin's fantasy epic.

Unless, of course, you always wished Game of Thrones put all that the Westeros business aside for a few episodes and gave Link and Zelda their time on the stage.  That will never happen, of course, and even if it did it probably wouldn't end too well for some of the characters in Hyrule (I'm so, so sorry Epona).

...but what if, for a moment, it did?  What would the lands of The Legend of Zelda look like if they were given the Game of Thrones treatment?

The end result - or at least the opening sequence - would look a little something like this.

YouTuber Megasteakman put this marvelous masterpiece together and was even kind enough to provide links to a wallpaper of the Game of Thrones-ified map of Hyrule.  Unfortunately, there's no download available of the incredible background music created by composer Mattia Cupelli - but hey, we can't have everything.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch this on loop for the rest of the morning.