The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening New Footage Showcases Handheld Mode And More

Sep 12, 2019
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New footage has been released today for The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening, showing more of the game releasing next week worldwide.

The new footage, which has been shared by Gaming Boulevard and Pixelkabinett, shows the game running in handheld mode as well as the Chamber Dungeons and more. You can find the new footage below.

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At the E3 2019 a few months back, Nate had the chance to try out the game, which is quite faithful to the original GameBoy release.

At E3 2019 I got to play a 20-minute demo of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which covered the iconic opening moments of the game (finding your sword, exploring the Mysterious Forest, making the Magic Powder to get past that darn raccoon) and I can report the game feels exactly as it should. Link is quick and responsive, and slashing enemies with your sword is properly satisfying. The layout of the world doesn’t seem to have changed at all, so I managed to find my way with no problem (which earned me compliments on my Zelda skills from the Nintendo rep demoing the game). This version of the game does offer a few small, yet welcome tweaks – enemies now have actual AI, chasing you and responding to your attacks, rather than just following a pre-set pattern. The game’s menus also look much more elegant, with a new detailed map that should make exploration much easier for folks who don’t have the entire game memorized.

The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening launches on September 20th worldwide exclusively on Nintendo Switch

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