Nintendo has just announced a remake of its 1993 GameBoy classic, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The remake will be available on the Nintendo Switch later this year, but Nintendo didn’t give an exact release date. The game was announced at the tail end of today’s Nintendo Direct presentation which also saw a Super Mario Maker 2 announcement and Dragon Quest XI port for the Nintendo Switch, alongside gameplay for Yoshi’s Crafted World. Here’s everything you need to know about Nintendo Switch online Pokemon Go is getting an AR mode We’ve also heard rumors of a Nintendo Switch 2 While the presentation was packed full of small surprises, the remake of Link’s Awakening is by far the most unexpected – despite being critically acclaimed, Link’s Awakening is often a forgot about entry in The Legend of Zelda series. That said, we’re happy Nintendo’s updating it for a new generation. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening screenshots As you might’ve noticed, the game looks very different from how you might remember it. In fact, while there’s only a few seconds of gameplay footage in the trailer above, it’s apparent that Nintendo is giving the game a massive overhaul in terms of its presentation: To wit, the 8-bit original game now has a vibrant, almost claymation-esque art style. It’s a big change, but a necessary one. The change in art direction follows similar moves Nintendo made with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on Nintendo 3DS, where the old… [Read full story]
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