The Zelda Link's Awakening Switch remake will be here later this month, and there's a ton to look forward to with this cutesy remake. In this guide to the remake, we'll be going over the Zelda Link's Awakening release date, all the gameplay we've seen so far, the Zelda Links' Awakening limited edition, and much more.
Zelda Link's Awakening Switch Release Date
The Zelda Link's Awakening Switch release date is September 20, 2019. We've now got only a matter of weeks to wait until we can experience the classic game all over again, complete with a new art style, dungeons, and more.
Zelda Link's Awakening Limited Edition
The edition of Zelda Link's Awakening that will act as the 'limited edition' of the game is called the Dreamer Edition. The edition of the game, which you can see below, retails for $69.99, and comes with the game case, and an art book. It really is a limited edition though, as it's already sold out from places like Walmart and Best Buy.
Zelda Link's Awakening amiibo
While the release date for the Zelda Link's Awakening Switch remake got all the attention at E3, one thing that flew under the radar was this adorable Link's Awakening amiibo. Below, you can see producer Eiji Aonuma holding the official Link's Awakening amiibo, which is due to release alongside the game on September 20.
Mr. Aonuma gives you a sneak peek at the brand-new Link amiibo featuring his appearance from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch! pic.twitter.com/3pSvbMQxKL- Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) June 11, 2019
Zelda Link's Awakening Gameplay
As you can see from the trailer below, Nintendo has already shown off some gameplay from Link's Awakening Nintendo Switch. It looks to be in the vein of A Link Between Worlds, though has a much cleaner and more vibrant style. There are also 2D sections, a throwback to some of the side-scrolling dungeons in the original.
But in the extended gameplay demo below, Nintendo Treehouse showed off plenty more gameplay details for the Zelda Link's Awakening Switch remake. You can see the extended gameplay segment just below, in which series producer Eiji Aonuma appears to answer some questions.
In early September, Nintendo revealed some new details about the remake. Firstly there's a brand new map screen, which features landmarks that you can use to get your bearings. You can also mark locations manually on the map, much like you could in Breath of the Wild.
Nintendo also showcased Dampe's Shack, which you'll be using to create dungeons. The number of rooms you have to work with in the dungeons depends on how far you are in the main body of Link's Awakening. You complete more dungeons in the main game to unlock more rooms in the dungeon creator.
Link's Awakening Chamber Dungeons
A brand new feature was shown off for Link's Awakening at E3 2019. Chamber Dungeons look to be new areas built by the player. Pieces are collected while out exploring, and they are built into a dungeon for the player to explore.
What is Link's Awakening?
Some of the younger Zelda fans amongst you might not be too familiar with Link's Awakening. The original released in 1993 on the GameBoy, following A Link to the Past. It went in a slightly different direction to its predecessor, with Link washing up on a strange island after a shipwreck. There's chain chomps, goombas and a giant egg atop a volcano. It's definitely one of the weirder entries, but still boasts classic-style Zelda dungeons and weapons.
Is Link's Awakening Remake Coming to 3DS?
Now that the curtain has been pulled back on Link's Awakening Remake, many fans have been wondering whether or not it will be arriving 3DS as well. It looks like this Link's awakening Remake is a Nintendo Switch-only affair, so 3DS users will have to make do with the other handheld Zelda remakes.
For a look at all of the other confirmed games for 2019, be sure to head over to our 2019 Game Releases Guide. You'll find a regularly updated list of 2019 games, sorted by release date, and by platform.