You could say the latest piece of art from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a link to the past.
The image showing Link sitting on a cliffside is a throwback to the opening manual for the original Zelda on the NES.
The nostalgic image also shares an art style reminiscent of the Zelda animated TV series from 1989, and may also remind some of the cover art from Zelda II.
Here’s the original NES image:
The official Twitter account for Zelda posted the image with a friendly “Happy New Year!” on Dec. 31.
Happy New Year ! pic.twitter.com/kQDKEzAt37
— ゼルダの伝説 (@ZeldaOfficialJP) January 1, 2017
The next Zelda game was originally set for release in 2016, but Nintendo pushed it back until an unspecified date in 2017.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will debut with versions available on both the Wii U and NX.