One of the biggest surprises in today’s Nintendo Direct is the remake of the classic The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening that was originally released for the Gameboy.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a classic Zelda game that was released for the Gameboy about more than 25 years ago. For the first time ever, Nintendo will be remaking the game, bringing in new visual and new elements in the game. So far, not that much of information was released, though a trailer was shown giving fans a glimpse on what to expect.
Originally released for the Game Boy™ system more than 25 years ago, one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series returns.
In this modern re-imagining, players travel to the mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening arrives exclusively on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
A quick overview of Link’s Awakening, via an excerpt from Wikipedia:
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a 1993 action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development and published by Nintendo for the Game Boy. It is the fourth installment in The Legend of Zelda series, and the first for a handheld game console.
Link’s Awakening began as a port of the Super NES title The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, developed after-hours by Nintendo staff. It grew into an original project under the direction of Takashi Tezuka, with a story and script created by Yoshiaki Koizumi and Kensuke Tanabe. It is one of the few Zelda games not to take place in the land of Hyrule, and does not feature Princess Zelda or the Triforce relic. Instead, protagonist Link begins the game stranded on Koholint Island, a place guarded by a whale-like deity called the Wind Fish. Assuming the role of Link, the player fights monsters and solves puzzles while searching for eight musical instruments that will awaken the sleeping Wind Fish and allow him to escape from the island.
There’s currently no release date as to when the remake will be released but it’s coming this 2019 exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Watch the trailer below: