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'''The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)''' is a remake of the 1993 game of the ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|same name]]''. Announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation on February 13th, 2019{{Ref|Nintendo Direct 2.13.2019}}, the game received a short teaser trailer. During E3 2019, a worldwide release date of September 20th, 2019 was shown. The game has received a massive overhaul in the graphics department, although the overworld is largely unchanged gameplay-wise. Aspects of ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX|Link's Awakening DX]]'' are also included, such as the [[Color Dungeon]].
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'''The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)''' is a remake of the 1993 game of the ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|same name]]''. Announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation on February 13th, 2019{{Ref|Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-2019}}, the game received a short teaser trailer. During E3 2019, a worldwide release date of September 20th, 2019 was shown. The game has received a massive overhaul in the graphics department, although the overworld is largely unchanged gameplay-wise. Aspects of ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX|Link's Awakening DX]]'' are also included, such as the [[Color Dungeon]], though the [[Camera Shop]] does not appear, as it is replaced by [[Dampé's Shack]].
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==Story==
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{{main|Link's Awakening Story}}
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After defeating [[Ganon]] in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|A Link to the Past]]'', Link decides to go on a journey to prepare himself in case such an evil returns. During this journey, Link's ship falls prey to a storm. Link wakes up on the beach of the mysterious island of [[Koholint Island|Koholint]], where he must gather eight instruments in order to wake the [[Wind Fish]] sleeping atop [[Mt. Tamaranch]] and leave the island.
  
 
==Graphics==
 
==Graphics==
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==Changes==
 
==Changes==
*Link is now able to attack diagonally, as opposed to the original, where he could only swing his sword in four set directions.
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*Link is now able to attack diagonally, as opposed to the original, where he could only swing his sword in four set directions. This is the same for overworld movement.
 
*Link is now wielding the [[Hylian Shield]], which is no longer an equippable item - it is always in use.
 
*Link is now wielding the [[Hylian Shield]], which is no longer an equippable item - it is always in use.
*While almost everything in the world shown thus far is identical, a ledge can now be seen on top of [[Kanalet Castle]], allowing Link to jump off. This is presumably a quality of life improvement, allowing quick access for Link to leave the castle, as opposed to having to backtrack through the dungeon, as was required beforehand.
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*The [[Sword]] also no longer needs to be equipped.
*[[Apple]] trees appear in the overworld, which Link can run in to, causing them to drop. They can be eaten, presumably functioning as [[Recovery Heart]]s.
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*While almost everything in the world shown thus far is identical, a ledge can now be seen on top of [[Kanalet Castle]], allowing Link to jump off. This is presumably a quality of life improvement, allowing quick access for Link to leave the castle, as opposed to having to backtrack through the dungeon, as was required beforehand{{Ref|Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-2019 (1:05)}}.
*A new item, the [[Fairy Bottle]], appears in the game. It "looks big enough to hold a [[Fairy]] inside"{{Ref|Nintendo Direct E3 6.11.2019}}. One can be found at the bottom of the [[Fishing Pond]], another is given to Link from Dampé after completing a [[Chamber Dungeon]].
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*[[Apple]] trees appear in the overworld, which Link can run in to, causing them to drop. They can be eaten, presumably functioning as [[Recovery Heart]]s{{Ref|E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-2019 (0:45)}}.
*Link no longer needs to have the [[Power Bracelet]] equipped to pick up pots in dungeons.
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*Link no longer needs to have the [[Power Bracelet]] equipped to pick up pots.{{Ref|E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-2019 (0:57)}}.
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*A new item, the [[Fairy Bottle]], appears in the game. It "looks big enough to hold a [[Fairy]] inside"{{Ref|E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-2019 (1:56)}}. One can be found at the bottom of the [[Fishing Pond]], another is given to Link from Dampé after completing a [[Chamber Dungeon]].
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*Keys no longer drop from the ceiling in dungeons; a chest holding the key will appear in its place{{Ref|E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19 (22:35)}}.
  
 
==New Features==
 
==New Features==
 
===Chamber Dungeons===
 
===Chamber Dungeons===
 
{{main|Chamber Dungeon}}
 
{{main|Chamber Dungeon}}
These are customizable dungeons accessed by speaking to [[Dampé]]. Chambers can be earned during regular gameplay, and are placed in different shaped areas to form a complete dungeon. It's unclear whether or not a Chamber Dungeon requires a Boss and a Mini-Boss, though it is shown this way in the trailer. There is a timer, which counts up. Link can earn various items as reward, possibly depending on completion time. One reward is seen to be a Fairy Bottle.
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These are customizable dungeons accessed by speaking to [[Dampé]] in his shack, located where the Camera Shop was in ''[[The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX|Link's Awakening DX]]'' (West [[Tal Tal Heights]]). Dampé presents Link with various challenges, which require him to arrange chambers from previously explored dungeons to create a new dungeon in a specific shape. Chamber Dungeons must have an entrance room, [[Nightmare's Lair]], and all doors must connect. There also must be enough chests holding keys to be able to unlock every locked door or block. If there is more than one stairway in the dungeon, Link must choose which ones will connect. Link can earn various items as reward, including Rupees, and one reward is seen to be a Fairy Bottle. There is a timer, which counts up; it is unknown whether completing challenges in certain time brackets affects the reward given{{Ref|E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19 (15:16)}}.
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===amiibo===
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{{image|file=link-la-amiibo.png|align=right|size=150px}}
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{{main|amiibo}}
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One amiibo is to be released with the game, based on Link's new appearance. ''All Legend of Zelda'' amiibo are usable in the game, and they each provide different ''Plus Effects'' in the Chamber Dungeon, adding new gameplay elements to the rooms of the dungeon. The Link's Awakening Link amiibo adds [[Shadow Link]] to the dungeon, who will follow Link through the rooms. Defeating Shadow Link will reward Link with additional [[Rupee]]s{{Ref|E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19 (29:24)}}.
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==Characters==
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{{main|Link's Awakening (2019) Characters|Link's Awakening Characters}}
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The majority of characters return in this remake, one notable exception being the [[Photographer]]. Recurring character [[Dampé]] appears in his place, allowing Link to access the Chamber Dungeons and their challenges.
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{{Gallery|size=140|pad=5}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-link.png|link=File:la19-link.png|caption=[[Link#Link's Awakening|Link]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-marin.png|link=File:la19-marin.png|caption=[[Marin#Link's Awakening|Marin]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-tarin.png|link=File:la19-tarin.png|caption=[[Tarin]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-dampe.png|link=File:la19-dampe.png|caption=[[Dampé]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-owl.png|link=File:la19-owl.png|caption=[[Owl]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-ulrira.png|link=File:la19-ulrira.png|caption=[[Ulrira]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-meowmeow.png|link=File:la19-meowmeow.png|caption=[[Madam MeowMeow]]}}
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{{Gallery/Bottom}}
  
 
==Enemies==
 
==Enemies==
{{Main|Link's Awakening (2019) Enemies|Link's Awakening Enemies}}
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{{main|Link's Awakening (2019) Enemies|Link's Awakening Enemies}}
 
All the enemies that have appeared thus far are found in the exact same locations where they appeared in the original, with significant overhauls to their game models.
 
All the enemies that have appeared thus far are found in the exact same locations where they appeared in the original, with significant overhauls to their game models.
  
{{image|file=link-la-amiibo.png|align=right|size=150px|type=thumb}}
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{{Gallery|size=140|pad=5}}
==amiibo==
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-octorok.png|link=File:la19-octorok.png|caption=[[Octorok#Link's Awakening|Octorok]]}}
{{main|amiibo}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-moblin.png|link=File:la19-moblin.png|caption=[[Moblin#Link's Awakening|Octorok]]}}
One amiibo is to be released with the game, based on Link's new appearance. Its use in the game is currently unknown.
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{{Gallery/Bottom}}
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==Instruments of the Sirens==
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{{main|Eight Instruments of the Sirens|Instruments of the Sirens}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-conch.png|link=File:la19-conch.png|caption=Conch Horn}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-bell.png|link=File:la19-bell.png|caption=Sea Lily's Bell}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-harp.png|link=File:la19-harp.png|caption=Surf Harp}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-marimba.png|link=File:la19-marimba.png|caption=Wind Marimba}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-triangle.png|link=File:la19-triangle.png|caption=Coral Triangle}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-organ.png|link=File:la19-organ.png|caption=Organ of Evening Calm}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-drum.png|link=File:la19-drum.png|caption=Thunder Drum}}
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{{Gallery/Bottom}}
  
 
==Trailer Screenshots==
 
==Trailer Screenshots==
 
===Nintendo Direct February 2019===
 
===Nintendo Direct February 2019===
 
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{{Gallery|size=160|pad=5}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-1.png|link=File:La19-1.png|caption=Opening Cinematic}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-1.png|link=File:la19-1.png|caption=Opening Cinematic}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-2.png|link=File:La19-2.png|caption=Opening Cinematic}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-2.png|link=File:la19-2.png|caption=Opening Cinematic}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-3.png|link=File:La19-3.png|caption=Opening Cinematic}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-3.png|link=File:la19-3.png|caption=Opening Cinematic}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-4.png|link=File:La19-4.png|caption=Official Artwork - [[Koholint Island]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-4.png|link=File:la19-4.png|caption=Official Artwork - [[Koholint Island]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la-2019-logo.png|link=File:La-2019-logo.png|caption=Trailer Logo}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la-2019-logo.png|link=File:la-2019-logo.png|caption=Trailer Logo}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-5.png|link=File:La19-5.png|caption=[[Mabe Village]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-5.png|link=File:la19-5.png|caption=[[Mabe Village]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-6.png|link=File:La19-6.png|caption=Mabe Village - [[Bow-Wow]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-6.png|link=File:la19-6.png|caption=Mabe Village - [[Bow-Wow]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-7.png|link=File:La19-7.png|caption=Mabe Village}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-7.png|link=File:la19-7.png|caption=Mabe Village}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-8.png|link=File:La19-8.png|caption=Link performing a [[Spin Attack]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-8.png|link=File:la19-8.png|caption=Link performing a [[Spin Attack]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-9.png|link=File:La19-9.png|caption=Link fighting an [[Octorok]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-9.png|link=File:la19-9.png|caption=Link fighting an [[Octorok]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-10.png|link=File:La19-10.png|caption=[[Kanalet Castle]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-10.png|link=File:la19-10.png|caption=[[Kanalet Castle]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-11.png|link=File:La19-11.png|caption=[[Goponga Swamp]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-11.png|link=File:la19-11.png|caption=[[Goponga Swamp]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-12.png|link=File:La19-12.png|caption=[[Marin]] in Mabe Village}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-12.png|link=File:la19-12.png|caption=[[Marin]] in Mabe Village}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-13.png|link=File:La19-13.png|caption=[[Owl]] talking to Link}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-13.png|link=File:la19-13.png|caption=[[Owl]] talking to Link}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-14.png|link=File:La19-14.png|caption=[[Key Cavern]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-14.png|link=File:la19-14.png|caption=[[Key Cavern]]}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-15.png|link=File:La19-15.png|caption=Side-scrolling segment}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-15.png|link=File:la19-15.png|caption=Side-scrolling segment}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-16.png|link=File:La19-16.png|caption=[[Mysterious Woods]] - [[Moblin]]s}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-16.png|link=File:la19-16.png|caption=[[Mysterious Woods]] - [[Moblin]]s}}
{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-17.png|link=File:La19-17.png|caption=[[Rolling Bones]] in [[Tail Cave]]}}
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{{Gallery/Box|file=la19-17.png|link=File:la19-17.png|caption=[[Rolling Bones]] in [[Tail Cave]]}}
 
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==Videos==
 
==Videos==
 
{{Youtube|_U-_XfDGgDw|270|Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-19}}
 
{{Youtube|_U-_XfDGgDw|270|Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-19}}
{{Youtube|SEIKkjZgMaw|270|E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-19}}
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{{Youtube|PtC6U8hOZTk|270|E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-19}}
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{{Youtube|LHwhTv-LdPY|270|E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19}}
  
 
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Revision as of 14:13, June 12, 2019

This article is about the 2019 Switch Game. For the 1993 Game Boy Game, see Link's Awakening.
Link's Awakening (2019)
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Release

Platform

Date

North America September 20, 2019
Japan September 20, 2019
Europe September 20, 2019
Australia September 20, 2019

Credits

Developer

Publisher

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019) is a remake of the 1993 game of the same name. Announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation on February 13th, 2019[1], the game received a short teaser trailer. During E3 2019, a worldwide release date of September 20th, 2019 was shown. The game has received a massive overhaul in the graphics department, although the overworld is largely unchanged gameplay-wise. Aspects of Link's Awakening DX are also included, such as the Color Dungeon, though the Camera Shop does not appear, as it is replaced by Dampé's Shack.

Story

Main article: Link's Awakening Story

After defeating Ganon in A Link to the Past, Link decides to go on a journey to prepare himself in case such an evil returns. During this journey, Link's ship falls prey to a storm. Link wakes up on the beach of the mysterious island of Koholint, where he must gather eight instruments in order to wake the Wind Fish sleeping atop Mt. Tamaranch and leave the island.

Graphics

The game's art-style has radically changed, creating a much more modern look, with high-resolution models and shaders present. There is a blur effect on the edges of the screen, though only when Link is in the overworld. The character models appear to have a chibi look, almost reminiscent of toys.

Changes

  • Link is now able to attack diagonally, as opposed to the original, where he could only swing his sword in four set directions. This is the same for overworld movement.
  • Link is now wielding the Hylian Shield, which is no longer an equippable item - it is always in use.
  • The Sword also no longer needs to be equipped.
  • While almost everything in the world shown thus far is identical, a ledge can now be seen on top of Kanalet Castle, allowing Link to jump off. This is presumably a quality of life improvement, allowing quick access for Link to leave the castle, as opposed to having to backtrack through the dungeon, as was required beforehand[2].
  • Apple trees appear in the overworld, which Link can run in to, causing them to drop. They can be eaten, presumably functioning as Recovery Hearts[3].
  • Link no longer needs to have the Power Bracelet equipped to pick up pots.[4].
  • A new item, the Fairy Bottle, appears in the game. It "looks big enough to hold a Fairy inside"[5]. One can be found at the bottom of the Fishing Pond, another is given to Link from Dampé after completing a Chamber Dungeon.
  • Keys no longer drop from the ceiling in dungeons; a chest holding the key will appear in its place[6].

New Features

Chamber Dungeons

Main article: Chamber Dungeon

These are customizable dungeons accessed by speaking to Dampé in his shack, located where the Camera Shop was in Link's Awakening DX (West Tal Tal Heights). Dampé presents Link with various challenges, which require him to arrange chambers from previously explored dungeons to create a new dungeon in a specific shape. Chamber Dungeons must have an entrance room, Nightmare's Lair, and all doors must connect. There also must be enough chests holding keys to be able to unlock every locked door or block. If there is more than one stairway in the dungeon, Link must choose which ones will connect. Link can earn various items as reward, including Rupees, and one reward is seen to be a Fairy Bottle. There is a timer, which counts up; it is unknown whether completing challenges in certain time brackets affects the reward given[7].

amiibo

File:link-la-amiibo.png
Main article: amiibo

One amiibo is to be released with the game, based on Link's new appearance. All Legend of Zelda amiibo are usable in the game, and they each provide different Plus Effects in the Chamber Dungeon, adding new gameplay elements to the rooms of the dungeon. The Link's Awakening Link amiibo adds Shadow Link to the dungeon, who will follow Link through the rooms. Defeating Shadow Link will reward Link with additional Rupees[8].

Characters

Main article: Link's Awakening Characters

The majority of characters return in this remake, one notable exception being the Photographer. Recurring character Dampé appears in his place, allowing Link to access the Chamber Dungeons and their challenges.

Enemies

Main article: Link's Awakening Enemies

All the enemies that have appeared thus far are found in the exact same locations where they appeared in the original, with significant overhauls to their game models.

Instruments of the Sirens

Main article: Instruments of the Sirens

Trailer Screenshots

Nintendo Direct February 2019

E3 2019

Videos


Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-19

E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-19

E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19

References

  1. Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-2019
  2. Nintendo Direct Reveal Trailer 02-13-2019 (1:05)
  3. E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-2019 (0:45)
  4. E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-2019 (0:57)
  5. E3 2019 Trailer 06-11-2019 (1:56)
  6. E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19 (22:35)
  7. E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19 (15:16)
  8. E3 Nintendo Treehouse: Live Gameplay 06-11-19 (29:24)