In 2019, Nintendo will release a remake of Link’s Awakening


In the latest Nintendo direct, it was announced that the Nintendo Switch will be getting a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The original was released in 1993 for the Game Boy. The fourth in the Zelda series, and the first on a handheld console, it was intended to be a port of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but became an original project. What also separates the game from other Zelda games is that it didn’t feature, Princess Zelda, the Triforce or take place in Hyrule.

The player is tasked with collecting eight musical instruments to wake up a whale deity called the Wind Fish. Like most Zelda games it was a critical and commercial success. In combination with the a re-released version the game has sold over six million copies and is considered to be one of the greatest games ever. Having played most Zelda games, this is one of the few that escaped me. Not having or wanting handheld game consoles until the Game Boy Color (1998) I didn’t get to play this one. It will be fun to play a remake that I didn’t play before.

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4 thoughts on “In 2019, Nintendo will release a remake of Link’s Awakening

  1. This is one of the few LoZ games that I have not played as well so now I’m really glad that I didn’t end up buying the original for Christmas. I’m just going to wait until this one comes out and snag it. Nintendo’s always done a great job with these remakes and I imagine this will follow suit

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