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Zelda Controller Is The Hero Of Our Time

Image: Vadu Amka
Image: Vadu Amka

Console modder extraordinaire Vadu Amka has turned a Wii U Fight Pad into something that looks like it could wreck Calamity Ganon himself.

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 Image: Vadu Amka
Image: Vadu Amka

I cannot stress enough how good that moss is.

 Image: Vadu Amka
Image: Vadu Amka
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There’s a lot more going on here than just a paintjob. The body of the controller has been resculpted, while the plastic d-pad has been replaced with a metal one. And those straps are made of real leather.

 Image: Vadu Amka
Image: Vadu Amka

Here’s a video of the thing being moved around so you can see it from all angles:

You may remember that Nintendo actually released an official Zelda-themed Wii U Fight Pad. It looked like this:

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No moss.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

That looks uncomfortable to hold as an actual controller.

Given that it’s being handled with gloves, though, I guess it’s not really intended to actually be used.