Neon CyberLink Is Born from Cyberpunk 2077 and Zelda Crossover Fanart

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Neon CyberLink Is Born from Cyberpunk 2077 and Zelda Crossover Fanart

The Hero of Hyrule lands in Night City in this concept image, fusing The Legend of Zelda and Cyberpunk 2077.

A freelance concept artist has blended The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Cyberpunk 2077 into one stunning piece of fan art that brings Hyrule’s hero to Night City. Breath of the Wild, voted the best game ever by Japanese players, immerses the Hero of Time in a vast, new open world brimming with peril and mystery around every turn. Fans exploring Hyrule at their leisure continue to discover new and intriguing ways to play by creatively altering the battle or exploiting some faults. Still, there appears to be some interest in exploring Night City.

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Meanwhile, Cyberpunk 2077 has not been the critical darling that it should have been. At launch, eager gamers discovered that the game was problematic and unplayable on various platforms, prompting CD Projekt Red to file a class-action lawsuit. CDPR has been attempting to rectify the situation since then. While Cyberpunk 2077 had a rocky launch, it has been the most played game on Steam in 2021. However, console owners of Night City have been waiting for long-awaited updates. CDPR’s Global PR Director, Radek Grabowski, has disputed a purported “soft relaunch” of Cyberpunk 2077.

Gray Shuko, a freelance concept artist (via Nintendo Life), shared this outstanding crossover fanart on Twitter, bringing the Hero of Time hundreds of years into the future. The imagery skillfully combines Breath of the Wild’s brilliant and colorful look with the grim, sci-fi stylings of Cyberpunk 2077. The concept painting, dubbed “CyberLink,” is awash in bright hues. Link is dressed with a yellow variant of V’s trademark jacket, complete with a triforce logo on the shoulder, over his regular blue tunic. He is armed with a riot shield, a technological sword, a visor, and an energy pack with an exposed ribbon wire, maybe inspired by the Sheikah slate. The futuristic Hylian appears to have been implanted with cyberware in his face.

Despite its initial launch difficulties, Gray Shuko’s artwork demonstrates that interest in Breath of the Wild and its future sequel exists alongside interest in Cyberpunk 2077. Players are continuously discovering new aspects of Steam’s most popular game of 2021, unearthing secret passageways and novel ways to play. Intelligent PC gamers can modify Cyberpunk 2077 to create a new metro system or a romance option starring Keanu Reeves’ character, Johnny Silverhand.

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While Breath of the Wild and Cyberpunk 2077 are two very distinct games with very different critical receptions, it’s enjoyable and refreshing to see them united and embraced in one piece of concept art. Whether players are traveling around Hyrule or exploring Night City, both games encourage players to express themselves.

Nintendo Switch owners can now play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Cyberpunk 2077 is now available on Google Stadia and PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox.

Source: Gray Shuko/Twitter (via Nintendo Life)