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Nintendo artist's concept drawings show the old Link and Zelda we never got to see

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Aug 27, 2013

We've seen Link as a child and as a young adult, but never in the Zelda franchise was he old. But he could have been.

The Adventure of Link, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword all featured a version of slightly more grown-up version of Link. Concept artist Katsuya Terada also drew up sample sketches for a Link who was middle-aged and even elderly.

While it's unclear just how far this idea actually went (if it went at all), it's exciting to imagine a Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller-esque Link in a Zelda game someday. Take a look at our gallery below and tell us what you think.

(Katsuya Terada via boingboing)

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