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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Release Date Revealed at E3 2019; New Trailer & Gameplay Showcased

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Release Date Revealed at E3 2019; New Trailer & Gameplay Showcased

At today’s Nintendo Direct E3 showcase, the hotly anticipated remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was given a new trailer, which ended by confirming the game’s release date as Sept. 20, 2019.

Link’s Awakening, first released back in 1993 as a Game Boy exclusive, is technically the first handheld Zelda game to come to a Nintendo home console as a standalone release. It’s set to retell a story that follows on directly from A Link to the Past, as Link finds himself washed ashore the mysterious Koholint Island.

Today’s gameplay trailer gave us a much more in-depth look at the remade gameplay, including a new mechanic that allows players to create and arrange dungeons before exploring them by using collected hearts.

We also obviously got a chance to properly appreciate the art-style, which has divided fans ever since we caught our first glimpse earlier this year.

Importantly, the confirmation of the release date as coming later this year is a key takeaway and further bolsters Switch’s upcoming library for 2019. As it turns out, the Amazon leak which surfaced earlier today was spot on — not all that surprising given the number of leaks that have plagued E3 this year, sadly.

Check out the trailer for yourself below:

Today’s news follows on from the game’s announcement and debut trailer back in February. In other Zelda news, Cadence of Hyrule, a Crypt of the NecroDancer/Legend of Zelda spin-off, was recently officially confirmed as launching in June.

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