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Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening arrives in September
Switch remake of the Gameboy adventure dated
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, a remake of 1993’s top-down action-adventure Game Boy title, will be released on September 20, 2019.
Announced during the Nintendo Direct E3 broadcast earlier today, the game sees the iconic Link washed ashore on a “mysterious island with strange and colourful inhabitants”. To escape, he must collect magical instruments and awaken the Wind Fish.
“Players explore a reimagined Koholint Island that’s been faithfully rebuilt in a new art style,” Nintendo said via a brief press statement. “Battle enemies, conquer numerous dungeons and uncover the hidden secrets of the island while encountering Super Mario enemies like Goombas, Chain Chomps and Piranha Plants.”
Players can also earn Chambers – Dungeon Rooms – and “arrange them to complete objectives in the new Chamber Dungeon”.
A new Link amiibo figure will release alongside the new game, which will also be available in a limited edition format including a physical copy of the game, a concept art book, and an exclusive Game Boy-themed SteelBook case.
Nintendo also confirmed today that a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is in development.