Going by the reception of Nintendo's 3D update of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, there is much love for the Nintendo 64 classic even today. So it's not surprising that a group of very dedicated and talented fans got together to recreate that world in Minecraft.

This project has been in development since May 2011 with the final release expected to feature "quests, classes, experience and leveling, and a fan-written storyline that continues the story after the events of OOT's child timeline". They also plan to add RPG and MMO elements to the game to complete with to-scale Hyrule world. If you're a fan of either Minecraft or The Legend of Zelda, you owe to yourself to check out this video.

I do have a question though. When is Nintendo (and other IP owners) going to sue when faced with such faithful recreations? Don't get me wrong. This is quite an achievement, even more so when you consider how many homage projects have been and are currently being undertaken. To be frank most fail to impress but projects like Hyrulecraft are the exceptions. They look like (though blocky) the subject matter their creators were looking to emulate and will probably play similarly to the original. How long can a Nintendo stand idly by when someone or a group or someones essentially recreates its game in the world of Minecraft?

Sources: Joystiq.com, Project Hyrulecraft

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