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Darksiders Artist Joe Madureira Tries His Hand At Drawing Zelda's Link

by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 17, 2013 at 07:13 AM

Darksiders is a game heavily inspired by Zelda, so it seems fitting that Joe Madureira, the creative director and artist behind Darksiders and its sequel, would put together his own take on the Hero of Time. I'm just surprised we didn't see it sooner.

The image showed up on Joe Madureira's Facebook page. Madureira says that this version of Link is a sort of amalgamation of his many different versions over the years. Madureira's take is the younger Link, because that is the version he prefers. He also said that he had such a great time drawing Link, that he would like to do more recognizable characters in the future.

Back in 2008, when Darksiders first released, Penny Arcade tried their hand at a version of War with Link's armor. It all feels as though it has come full circle.

For more on Joe Madureira and his iconic art style, check out our Darksiders II feature where we look at the evolution of his design for Death, and here for a video feature on the game's art direction. You can see even more of our Darksiders II coverage by hitting the hub link below.

[Source: Facebook, via Reddit]