Nintendo Direct Bombshell: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is Getting a Full Remake on Switch This Year

Nintendo Direct Bombshell: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is Getting a Full Remake on Switch This Year

Dreams come true.

Nintendo just announced a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. The new version will feature updated graphics and reimagines the 1993 GameBoy adventure.

As the final announcement for today's Nintendo Direct, Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is a pretty big Hylian bomb. Nintendo even showed off brief snippets of the updated graphics which look similar to The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds on the 3DS.

Released in 1993, Link's Awakening is one of the most beloved Legend of Zelda games thanks to its timeless gameplay and dream-like narrative. Plus, the Ballad of the Wind Fish is hands-down one of the all-time best songs in The Legend of Zelda.

No release date yet, but Nintendo says The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be coming out sometime in 2019.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

USgamer Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Nostalgic Gamer

If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.

Zelda Breath of the Wild Master Trials DLC - Where to Find Midna's Helmet, Travel Medallion, Tingle Outfit, Korok Mask and More

Here's where you can find all the Zelda Breath of the Wild Master Trials DLC items, including Midna's Helmet, the Travel Medallion, Tingle's outfit, the Korok Mask, and more.

Link is an 80s Anime Lady in This Ancient Magazine Unearthed by Twitter

Now I want to fight Ganon while listening to some Bonnie Tyler.

This is What Zelda and Doom Look Like When Mashed Together in a Mod

When a game about an elf boy and another game about rampaging hellspawn love each other very much...

Zelda 2 and Blaster Master Are the Two NES Games on the Switch This Month, but Another Is Japan-Only

The "weird" Zelda game and an NES classic are coming to the Switch.

More News

Kairi Joins the Battle in Kingdom Hearts 3's Re Mind DLC, Out Next Month

A leaked trailer shows off new playable characters, additional exploration of Scala ad Caelum, and more.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

With Reconstruction Complete, Starbreeze is Pinning Its Future on Payday

After a tough year for the publisher, Payday seems like its best bet.

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

More on Switch

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is "On Hold" at Bethesda

Bethesda's collectible card game is getting put in storage for the foreseeable future.

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 5: Fin

Yacht Club Games concludes their deep dive into Specter of Torment's design!

In Japan, a Dispute Filled With Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Bad Business Practices Boils Over

Allegations against Dangen Entertainment and its CEO are coming to light after a falling out between the company and some of its dev partners.

Wargroove Developers Respond to Criticisms of Whitewashed Voice Cast

"We want to be honest about what happened."

The Making of Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment, Part 4: The Subtle Art of Backgrounds

In the penultimate entry, Yacht Club Games talks about the small but important details that can make the difference in a level.

More Adventure Games

Life Is Strange 2 Series Review: Brothers, A Tale of Two Wolves

Life Is Strange's sequel has wrapped up, so our journey with Sean and Daniel has come to an end.

Starting Screen | Why 2019 Is the Year I Decided To Stop Rushing Through Games

Some of us have been playing Death Stranding slowly, and it's far better for it.

No Man’s Sky: How to Get a Freighter For Free

Freighters are extremely useful in No Man’s Sky. Here’s all the info you need on Freighters, and the Frigates that they command.

How to Get the Personal Refiner in No Man’s Sky

There’s a brand new way to refine materials in No Man’s Sky. Here’s where to get the Personal Refiner.