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Palace of Ice, Hyrule by Spire-III Palace of Ice, Hyrule by Spire-III
"If you go through the rift, to the palace of ice—might it be nice, is it—paradise?"

I recently stumbled upon the greatest thing since 1998: a true expansion of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Back in the late 90s, Shigeru Miyamoto announced that Nintendo was developing extra content for Ocarina of Time titled “Ura Zelda”. It would have been playable on the Nintendo 64DD, but that bombed. Ura Zelda went on to become what we now know as Ocarina of Time Master Quest, which is rather lackluster when “extra content” comes to mind. Rearranged dungeons are great, but we anticipated new regions, temples, items, characters, and perhaps even an expanded story. While Nintendo seems set on Master Quest, some fans have taken up the task of expanding Ocarina of Time. The project is titled “Ocarina of Time Ura” and can be located here: [link]

They have a video demonstrating a silver rupee challenge in a totally new area called the Palace of Ice. I was in awe. Back when I was 9 years old, I wanted an expanded ice region in Ocarina of Time. This delivers. It delivers so well, I decided to make this piece of fan art for the efforts of the project. I am delighted to see this happening, so what better way to express my enthusiasm than to draw!

Originally posted on my blog: [link]
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:iconthe-water-maidenmoon:
The-Water-Maidenmoon Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
I can't even faggin' get past the Deku Tree in the Master Quest. Bruh. It's so hard!
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:iconnintendonator:
i want an ocarina expansion so much now! ;_;
please nintendo release a virtual N64DD on wii u with a downloadable URA Zelda! that would make my life complete
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Actually that extra content became two things; Master Quest and Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Snowpeak in Majora's Mask was the 'ice temple' based on an abandoned concept from Ocarina of Time.
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shafninja Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Beautiful
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Jazzy-Book Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Fantastic piece. I would absolutely love to see more Zelda dungeons look as awe-inspiring and expansive as this.
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   General Artist
Well you gotta stay tuned to the Ura Project then!

[link]
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sanuria1 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
O.O *jawdrop* Oh my god.....So..amazing!
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HolyLilium Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
amazing <3 and I just discovered their project too !
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paper-rust Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely fantastic piece. <3
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Zerveroz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Just... Just Amazing...
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KbladeFreedomFighter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
And also, don't you think that the Ice dungeon would've been called "Ice Temple" while Ura Zelda was still in development?
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   General Artist
I'm actually working as the concept artist for the Ura Project now!

Yes, it would have been called Ice Temple, no doubt. In fact, the Water Temple replaced the original Ice Temple concept, the remains of which became the Ice Cavern. The Forest Temple replaced the Wind Temple (using rehashed pieces from a discarded Hyrule Castle interior, hence the castle-like structure with its courtyards and such), and I believe there may have been a Sky Temple at some point as well.

We have a lot in store those of you anticipators. A LOT. Stay curious, because I can't reveal anything!
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KbladeFreedomFighter Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I already know most of the Beta footage that was recycled.
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KbladeFreedomFighter Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
I'm sooooooo curious to see how the user ZethN64 is actually making original enemies and bosses!
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sackvillebaggins Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Zelda artwork. Thank you.
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   General Artist
I love that you enjoy it. Cheers!
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dammyjodger Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. I love the stark contrast between the icy background and the solid, colourful Link.
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Regreme Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Well, seems you were unable to get on yesterday. Hopefully, you can get on the Chat here today to discuss the Zelda ideas, eh?: [link]
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kargaroc586 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmhm, you just made my head explode
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Brokkolispinat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
amazing art you got there!
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Regreme Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Amazing.^^ I've actually been doin' a lot of thinkin' on Zelda recently. Thought up 10 Zelda game concepts, 8 of which are tied into the Zelda timeline itself.
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Spire-III Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   General Artist
Cool. I checked your page and found a bunch of empty Zelda folders. What ideas?
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Regreme Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Well, now that I'm done with yardwork, we could discuss the ideas here if you want: [link]
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LaPampa-Fr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Mythical °-°
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