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

The rumors were true!
link's awakening switch

While many a Zelda fan hoped Game Boy’s masterpiece in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening would receive a Switch remake, how many thought a re-imagining would transform Link’s dream adventure into a living play set? In case you missed today’s Nintendo Direct, check out the trailer below:

If anything, the beginning’s animated cut-scene certainly set the stage for our subverted expectations — after that gorgeous set-piece, who would’ve thunk we’d witness a miniature beady-eyed Link hobbling about and batting away squeaky Octoroks? Of course, it’s a sensible direction upon reevaluating the Game Boy’s sprite-work; after all, the 1993 masterpiece’s cast were rather deformed too, weren’t they? We’d also like to think there’s obvious inspiration from 2013’s A Link Between Worlds and its “pick up and play” toy box look.

Regardless, this trailer and the accompanying art promo used as our header are all the information currently supplied for this Link’s Awakening remake. As noted in the headline, while it’s coming this year, but an exact date has yet to be confirmed. We’ll keep you updated on any developments!

What do you think of the Link’s Awakening Switch remake? Do you think Nintendo made the right choice with its aesthetics? Let us know in the comments below!

Anthony Pelone
Eating, breathing and living video games on a daily basis, Anthony is particularly fond of the Nintendo variety, but is by no means a console warrior. Somewhere in the midst of his obsession with cat pictures, he finds the time to pen about his favorite hobby. Having previously written for over three sites, Anthony remains dedicated to spreading the gospel of EarthBound.
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