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Link's Awakening Gets A 32-Minute Deep Dive Video

Want to see The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening in action? Nintendo just uploaded a 32-minute video chock full of gameplay, and it has us even more excited to get our hands on Link's remade adventure.


You can watch the video on YouTube here, and if you're anything like us, you're going to marvel at just how true this updated version of Link's Awakening is to the original. The game's art style is obviously very different, but the dungeons and overworld areas appear to be faithfully recreated, with the same types of enemies and bosses showing up to stand in Link's way, and similar puzzles to those found in the classic version of the game.

The sound is also on-point, with vintage Zelda music and audio cues. And speaking of the music, it was mentioned during the video that the music played in the Link's Awakening remake is now performed by an orchestra. That obviously wasn't possible on the Game Boy, which had to rely on digitized music to lend a sense of atmosphere to the game. But it's a nice, modern touch for the update. And it shows that Nintendo really went all-in to bring Link's Awakening forward in the best way possible.


We've seen a lot of Legend of Zelda remasters and ports in the past. But this remake is something different. It's something younger fans are almost certainly going to take to more easily. And it packs in some improvements that even veterans of the original Link's Awakening will appreciate. Case in point: you can move diagonally now.

Anyway, if you've been looking forward to this game, you'll definitely want to watch this video. It's a good, mostly spoiler-free look at how the Link's Awakening remake plays. And it's right on time: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening comes to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 20, 2019.