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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake Coming to Switch

The Game Boy classic returns on Switch

by Kyle Hanson


Saving possibly the biggest announcement for last, today’s Nintendo Direct closed with what many Nintendo fans have long waited for: a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. This Game Boy classic is seen by many as one of, if not the very best game in the series, and a remake with updated graphics could do wonders. Of course, it wouldn’t be a new Zelda announcement if there wasn’t some controversy, with a new art style that might not be what many fans were expecting.

Of course, after The Wind Waker, Zelda fans should know to give a lot of leeway in terms of new visual styles in this franchise. The real news is that Link’s Awakening is back and looks better than ever. The trailer opens with a gorgeous, Studio Ghibli-style animated intro that mirrors the Game Boy original. The gameplay shifts things quite a bit, featuring what seems like a spin off of the visuals of the excellent The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening doesn’t yet have a firm release date, but it’s said to arrive in 2019. Keep an eye out for updated info as the game gets closer to release.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – Announcement Trailer

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