The folks over at Nintendo World Report have gotten a hands on playthrough of the Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, releasing for the Nintendo 3ds Virtual Console. Link’s Awakening will be a launch title for the 3DS Virtual Console, but no date has been given for that launch. It is also unclear as to how much Gameboy or Gameboy Color games will cost for the 3DS Virtual Console.
Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any information on whether or not there is going to be anything added to this title. It was being labeled as Link’s Awakening 3DS when it was announced by most commentators, but it appears as if it is a straight port from its Gameboy Color release in 1998. The above video showed some gameplay and everything seems to be running just as it did over 12 years ago. The bottom screen doesn’t appear to be used for any gameplay, but rather it has the control mechanics laid out for you in text format. We’ll surely keep you updated as to when a launch date for the 3DS virtual console is announced, as well as information on the pricing, as well as if any other Gameboy Zelda titles are announced.
Related: Link’s Awakening Walkthrough