February 14, 2019
We here at TGPZ eagerly anticipate every Nintendo Direct presentation in the hopes that Nintendo will announce some new Zelda content. Well, we all got a Valentine’s Day gift early with yesterday’s Direct, as Nintendo announced that a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is coming to the Switch! Released in 1993 for the original Game Boy, Link’s Awakening was the Zelda series’ first adventure on a handheld system. The Switch remake appears to remain very faithful to the original in terms of the world and gameplay, but it will feature a new art style that takes advantage of the Switch’s capabilities.
I am beyond excited by this announcement. Link’s Awakening is, in my opinion, the greatest handheld game of all time, and one of my absolute favorite Zelda games. I spent countless road trips with my family exploring Koholint Island on the original Game Boy, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the remake to dive back into the adventure! Nintendo unfortunately did not provide a release date other than to say it is coming in 2019.
You can check out the full announcement trailer for the Switch remake of Link’s Awakening below!