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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

GamesIndustry has new data on the first week sales of Zelda: Link’s Awakening in the UK.

To-date, the remake is the fastest-selling Switch game this year, beating out Super Mario Maker 2. It’s also the biggest launch for developer Grezzo having surpassed the record set by Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D by 27 percent.

Zelda: Link’s Awakening took home the top spot in the UK sales chart this past week.


Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has further discussed the origins of Chamber Dungeons in the Link’s Awakening remake on Switch.

In an interview with IGN, Aonuma noted that franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto asked him to come up with a title that would feature Super Mario Maker-like gameplay. Chamber Dungeons were eventually imagined to keep things a bit simpler.

Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma wasn’t originally involved with the creation of Link’s Awakening. He was just a player at the time, but his time with that game would later influence the series in a big way.

Aonuma’s first major role with Zelda came about when he served as director on Ocarina of Time. Speaking in last month’s issue of EDGE, he revealed how Link’s Awakening ended up influencing the making of the N64 title, stating:

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is out today, and Nintendo is doing a bit of cross-promotion. They shared a total of eight Zelda-themed courses in Super Mario Maker 2 to celebrate the launch of the remake. You can see the codes for each level in the image above.


The Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening finally launches tomorrow – or it already has depending on your region. To celebrate, Nintendo has created some special art. Get a look at the illustration above.


Digital Foundry has published a new technical analysis video for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Switch. We’ll focus on two aspects in our summary post: resolution and frame rate.

Here’s the full rundown:

Reviews for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Switch are now starting to pour in. We’ve rounded up some of the early verdicts below.

Amazon has restocked the Zelda: Link’s Awakening: Dreamer Edition, which has sold out at most retailers. You can reserve a copy here.

Zelda: Link’s Awakening launches for Switch this Friday. The Dreamer Edition comes with a concept art book.

Zelda: Link’s Awakening doesn’t officially launch for a couple more days, but fans are already getting their hands on the game. Below, you can get a closer look at Europe’s special edition with a new unboxing video.

You may recall that Nintendo published a pair of Japanese commercials for Zelda: Link’s Awakening earlier this month, one of which had actual lyrics tying in with Ballad of the Wind Fish. A similar commercial has now been uploaded by Nintendo UK, and now we get to hear actual English vocals. Have a look at the advert below.