Nintendo Fans Find Link's Awakening Remake Details in the E3 2019 Lanyard

Nintendo Fans Find Link's Awakening Remake Details in the E3 2019 Lanyard

Castaway, you should know the truth: Link's new character model is so very cute.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake for the Nintendo Switch generated a big pop when it was revealed earlier this year, but then the hype seemed to settle into a quiet slumber. All that hoopla is about to awaken like a certain sleeping whale, because Link's Awakening is playable at E3 2019—and it seems people are garnering new information about the game on E3's lanyard, of all places.

Convention lanyards typically double as advertising for a product or company at the event, and this year it looks like Nintendo's co-opted the dangly accessory everyone at the show is obligated to wear around their necks. You'll find art based on Nintendo's playable games at E3 2019, including Pokemon Sword and Shield, Luigi's Mansion 3, and yes, Link's Awakening.

The lanyard even reveals the new Link model Nintendo's using for Link's Awakening, and spoilers, it's cute as all heckin' heck. Some observant Nintendo fans on social media point out Link's small stature and worried black eyes make him look like Lucas from Mother 3. Hey, we never see Link's parents in Link's Awakening, so there's even a chance the two share having a dead mom in common (I'm sorry, I'm so sorry).

Other lanyard observations worth mentioning: The Owl looks like Kaepora Gaebora (the chatty owl from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time), and the Wind Fish's egg still slumbers at the very top of Tal-Tal Heights. The Wind Fish presumably lays within, ever-dreaming.

We'll cover everything you need to know about Link's Awakening as soon as the information is live. In fact, we've got your back through the whole show. Check out our E3 coverage round-up; it's updated as the show goes on.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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