Switch Remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Announced During Latest Nintendo Direct!

By Red
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!