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.