The Legend of Zelda is one of the longest-running series out there. It is interesting to note that Nintendo has plenty of gaming franchises whose popularity hasn’t changed despite decades have passed. In the latest Nintendo Direct, the company confirmed that they are planning to release The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Switch console soon.
If the title seems familiar, that is because it should. Link’s Awakening was first released in 1993 for Game Boy, and a remake was done five years later for Game Boy Color. It has been more than two decades, and it seems like the right time to take a nostalgic trip back on a console with more potent hardware.
As indicated in the video, the game will be “reborn while providing a new experience.” Although we can only guess what that means, we would say upgraded graphics, some extra features that benefit the gameplay, and the story we are familiar with, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
There is no doubt that the game will have the top-down perspective we know from classic Zelda games. Apart from that, the crucial difference of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is that this is one of the rare games not happening in Hyrule.
You will be playing on Koholint Island, where Link accidentally ended after his ship was destroyed. Our hero is looking at how to escape the island and figures out that the only way is to find eight magical instruments. By playing them, Link can wake up The Wind Fish, the guardian of the island that will help him get back home.
What Other Games Were Announced in Nintendo Direct?
The biggest announcement is undoubtedly Super Mario Maker 2. Thousands of fans were asking for a sequel to the original, and it seems that the company finally listened. Apart from SMM 2, we can also expect a 3.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Among other things, we are looking forward to playing as Joker, which will be the new DLC addition to the roster.
Furthermore, updates for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night were announced.
As for new announcements, Nintendo confirmed BoxBoy + BoxGirl and Tetris 99, which is a Tetris-themed battle royale.