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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Nintendo has passed along a trio of updated fact sheets for upcoming Switch games. Learn more about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Dragon Quest XI S, and Zelda: Link’s Awakening below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches for Switch on March 20, 2020. Dragon Quest XI S and Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be out this year on September 27 and September 20 respectively.

Fans who have been following the Zelda series for the past several years should be familiar with Grezzo. The studio worked on Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D as well as Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D. Additionally, Grezzo was behind Zelda: Tri Force Heroes.

Grezzo is continuing its work on Zelda with one of the latest games. According to series producer Eiji Aonuma, the same team is developing Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Switch.


Hello my beautiful Banjos and Kazooies! This week is post E3, and we have so much to talk about, it’s not even fair to our monthly data cap! Oni talks first-hand experiences on the Show Floor and discusses the entirety of the Nintendo E3 Direct and then some with Galen!

Part way through the episode, Galen suddenly had a swig of idiot juice and started being wrong about everything, but Oni keeps him on track as he recalls Eiji Aonuma’s old plans for new gameplay in Breath of the Wild. The gang may have figured out how the sequel is gonna go! Or at least they’d like to think they have… Check below the break for the full details!

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Nintendo had the Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake on Switch playable at E3 2019 this week. We captured full footage of the demo, which you can find below.

The Zelda: Link’s Awakening on remake on Switch brings back a familiar face. Dampé, a character from Ocarina of Time, is involved with the game’s dungeon creation feature.

Speaking about Dampé’s inclusion, series producer Eiji Aonuma told Game Informer:

You can try to steal in Zelda: Link’s Awakening, but there might be a price to pay if you go that route. Check out the full sequence from IGN below.

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Nintendo World Report has put together a new comparison for Zelda: Link’s Awakening based on the new Switch version and the Game Boy original thanks to footage captured at E3 2019. Check it out below.

What led to the decision behind remaking Zelda: Link’s Awakening? As it turns out, it was the new Chamber Dungeons feature, which lets players customize a dungeon.

In an interview with IGN, series producer Eiji Aonuma said:

Nintendo set a final release date for the Switch remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening today. In the new Nintendo Direct, it was announced that the game will be available on September 20. There also will be a dungeon arrangement aspect, as shown below.

Hello, my lovely Hylians!

This week on NEP, we’ve got a special episode: a bonus feature with twice the content!
A Nintendo Direct dropped just the other day, so we’re breaking down each release in the North American AND Japanese presentations with supplemental information and our added commentary. Galen gets analytical, Oni gets cultural; come hang out with us!

Also, we can’t figure out why Kingdom Hearts keeps on coming up during this episode. Is it fate? Like, is any of this for real… or not?

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