Link?s Awakening For The Nintendo Switch

Link's Awakening

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Link's Awakening


  • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Release Date: 9/20/2019
  • Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Fantasy Violence
  • Genre: Action Adventure
  • Players: 1


Like many others, I was fortunate enough to experience The Legend of Zelda: Link?s Awakening for the Nintendo Gameboy when it was released nearly 30 years ago.

Link’s Awakening takes place outside the kingdom of Hyrule, but that doesn’t stop it from containing an awesome story and memorable characters. Link is back, of course, but he’s joined by an assortment of new characters, like Tarin, Marin, The Wind Fish, and many more.


See Also:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


We now have a new look at the memorable game with The Legend of Zelda: Link?s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. As you’d expect, Nintendo has created a gorgeous remake that promises to take older gamers like me to a pleasant stroll down memory lane.

Players who are new to Koholint Island should enjoy their first experience as much as we did back in the early 90s.

Check out the official game synopsis below:

Link's Awakening

“EXPLORE A REIMAGINED KOHOLINT ISLAND IN ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED GAMES IN THE LEGEND OF ZELDA SERIES.

Link has washed ashore on a mysterious island with strange and colorful inhabitants. To escape the island, Link must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the Wind Fish.

Explore a reimagined Koholint Island that?s been faithfully rebuilt in a brand-new art style that will entice fans and newcomers alike. Battle enemies as you conquer numerous dungeons and uncover the hidden secrets of the island.

Encounter Super Mario enemies like Goombas, Piranha Plants, and more, and interact with unique locals who help Link on his adventure. As you clear dungeons throughout the main story, earn dungeon rooms (Chambers), then arrange them into custom layouts in the all-new Chamber Dungeon.

Place your dungeon entrance, Nightmare room, and everything in between as you try to fulfill objectives and play through a new dungeon. Tap compatible amiibo figures to earn more Chambers and find additional Chambers throughout the game in updated mini-games, such as the river rapids, trendy game, and fishing.”

The Legend of Zelda: Link?s Awakening Features:

  • As Link, explore a reimagined Koholint Island and collect instruments to awaken the
    Wind Fish to find a way home.
  • Explore numerous dungeons, riddled with tricks, traps, and enemies, including some
    from the Super Mario series.
  • Meet and interact with unique locals to get help on your adventure.
  • Listen to a reawakened soundtrack that helps bring life to Koholint Island.
  • Earn Chambers (Dungeon Rooms) and arrange them to complete objectives in the
    all-new Chamber Dungeon.
  • Complete dungeons throughout the story to earn their rooms for the Chamber
    Dungeon.
  • Earn additional chambers in mini-games and by tapping any amiibo figure featuring a Legend of Zelda character. (Amiibo sold separately. Visit amiibo.com for details on amiibo functionality.)

Dreamer Edition

Link's Awakening Dreamer Edition

A special edition called The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening: Dreamer Edition will include the game and a Dreamer art book that features concept art from the Nintendo Switch version of the game.

The Legend of Zelda: Link?s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch will be released on September 20, 2019.


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