Legend of Zelda Links Awakening remake announced for Nintendo Switch

first_imgNintendo When the Nintendo Switch launched with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it showed us what a vast open-world, free exploration Zelda game could be like — but sometimes, it’s good to go back to basics. If you’ve been craving a traditional, top-down Zelda experience that harkens back to the series origins, you’re about to get it: Nintendo just announced that it’s remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch.Link’s Awakening was the first Zelda game to make its way to the Nintendo Game Boy, the company’s first portable game console — one that stranded the game’s titular hero on a mysterious island. This quirky adventure was filled with fun characters and goofy humor. It was also the first Zelda game that allowed link to jump. Link’s Awakening eventually received a colorized re-release on the Game Boy Color, but the incoming Switch remake takes things to the next level. See It 19 Photos 30 years of Zelda: See the Hero of Time through the ages (pictures) At a glance, Link’s Awakening for Nintendo Switch looks almost like a stop-motion film shot from above, exaggerating its overhead perspective with a blurred, depth-of-field focus. It seems like an extremely faithful recreation of the original title too, from the preserved layout of the town to the game’s unique, side-scrolling platforming sections. Nintendo seems devoted to faithfully recreating Link’s Awakening and I could not be more delighted pic.twitter.com/yg0Xp1vR4U— Tristan Cooper (@TristanACooper) February 13, 2019 $299 Post a comment See it Review • Nintendo Switch review: Pure fun on a big-screen TV or on the go Amazon Tags Walmart Share your voice See It News • Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander?center_img Best Buy CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It How To • How to transfer your Nintendo Switch account to a new Switch V2 0 Nintendo Switch Mentioned Above Nintendo Switch (Gray) $299 When will you be able to play the Game Boy’s most iconic Zelda game on the company’s latest handheld? Nintendo gave the game a broad release window, stating only that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening would launch sometime in 2019. $309 $289 Video Games Gaming Preview • Nintendo Switch: All the latest details Nintendolast_img