The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Release Date Revealed; Dreamer Edition Announced [Update]

Get ready to go back to The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening's Koholint Island on September 20, 2019.

June 11, 2019

Update: Not revealed until after the Nintendo Direct, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will actually have a collector’s edition titled the Dreamer Edition. Along with the base game, this will include a physical artbook capturing the unique artwork of the game:

The original story follows:

During the E3 2019 Nintendo Direct, a release date for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was revealed alongside a new trailer. You’ll return to Koholint Island on September 20, 2019.

The trailer opens with the beginning moments of Link’s Awakening, with Marin finding Link on the shore of Koholint Island. In fact, the trailer is filled with a ton of nostalgic moments if you’ve played the original release, including the fishing mini-game, to Link waking up at Marin and Tarin’s home.

The latter half of the reveal featured a new dungeon building mode that allows you to build dungeons from chambers you earn as you play the game. Completing your dungeon will earn you some rewards; in the case from the trailer, Link was rewarded with a Fairy Bottle.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening originally released back in 1993 for the Game Boy and is the first game in the series to be brought to a handheld system; an updated re-release for Game Boy Color, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX, added color to the entire game. Link’s Awakening is one of the odder titles in the series, featuring side-scrolling sections, and characters and creatures from other Nintendo games like Kirby, Yoshi, and Chomp. It also is set on Koholint Island and has nothing to do with Princess Zelda.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake was revealed earlier this year on a Nintendo Direct. Complete with an animated introduction, the announcement trailer gave us a look at the remake’s cutesy art direction, as well as some familiar scenery from the 26-year-old game.

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