The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening E3 2019 Preview

June 28, 2019 at 3:13am
By Jason Stettner

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a lovely reimagining of a classic entry in the franchise. This is an open world experience that retains the classic style, and just refines it for the modern platform.

It’s an over the top perspective with a classic feeling, but it looks like a modern take. It’s time to get another Zelda title, especially one that’s a bit different from the main entries like Breath of the Wild.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Switch
In this release, Link is washed ashore on a mysterious island. To escape this confinement he must collect magical instruments across Koholint Island. It was an interesting demo of the title, I had full freedom to explore. I asked for a guided setup, and walked along swiftly to find new areas. The main reason for a guide was so that I could get to the fun stuff quicker, which was freedom of discovery out there.

Having not played the original version, it was neat to see this and then see some comparisons online afterwards. To start I went into a small cave to solve a puzzle, then I headed back out smashing monsters along the way with my mystical sword. This was found earlier, following that I headed to a swamp and then sloshed around in there. It was a neat showcase of what to expect with the full title as the map was large, and it was quite fun. With the full experience there will be dungeons and customization on top of that.

You can meet many unique locals, and take on some mini games. This is a single player setup and it seems like an enchanting time. The art style really is unique and for the most part it looked solid while docked on the Nintendo Switch. That’s all for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, at least for now. Check out our E3 2019 hub for additional coverage from the event.

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Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner