The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is getting a remake

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    It's been more than 25 years since The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening launched for the Game Boy. Announced as the finale to today's Nintendo Direct was a remake of the the 2D Zelda game. The trailer gives us a look at the updated visuals and gameplay, taking on a style similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The game will launch this year, as a Nintendo Switch exclusive.
     
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  1. WiiUBricker

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    I couldn’t believe my eyes at the animated intro, then the horrible art style ruined it.:cry:
     
  2. Kikirini

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    I screamed when I realized what it was. So happy they're remaking this game.
     
  3. Chary
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    I love this game. Can't wait to play it again.
     
  4. KingVamp

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    I think the fact that they look like toys, is pretty amazing.
     
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    I love the art style, but this is, in my opinion the worst Zelda game ever that they’re remaking
    Edit: sorry I was thinking about Zelda II
     
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  6. chartube12

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    Easily the 3rd worst game in the series. The worst 1+2 being tri force heroes and the 4th sword side game (not adventure).
     
  7. Dan-the-Rebirth

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    i really dig the visuals of that game. but i was expecting the name to be The legend of Zelda: Lings awakening DX deluxe....

    no seriously i hope they include the DX dungon
     
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    I actually don't mind the art style. It really works well in my opinion, as a modernization of the GB game and it's feeling compared to the SNES game.
    It was a bit more compressed, a little bit more cutesy, a little silly. Using this almost plastic / toy-like style... I like it.
     
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    Shut up and take my money!

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    Hype hype hype

    Can't wait to play this again!

    I kinda wish they had gone the albw route and made a sequel, but I am not gonna complain

    Hopefully we get the seasons oracle games too!
     
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  11. Delerious

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    I am very pleased to see that Zelda and Pikmin are FINALLY getting a cross-over. sarcasm
     
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    What an ugly zelda game. I will stay with my GB game on my GBC.
     
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  14. Manurocker95

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    I don’t like the art style at all. Instead of this, they should have announced the Pokémon RPG :/
     
  15. Zense

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    Not so much worried about the graphics design as I am with the music. Link's Awakening has some of the most amazing tunes. The soundtrack in the trailer sounded a bit too "phantom hourglass"-simple to me.
     
  16. MythicalData

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    I read this first, thought "it couldn't be that bad right? I love that game", saw the trailer, devasted.
    Hopefully there'll be some patches to fix it up a bit
    edit: anyone else notice the goombas?
     
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    i just wish they didn't make link seem so silly with that 2 dots eyes, it was a bad choice IMHO
    otherwise i really love the art style of the overworld map, enemies and feel of the game, it suits great as a remake. just change link to a normal being...

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    the gombas where also in the original game, but ya know they looked like bootleg gombas lol
    https://zelda.gamepedia.com/Goomba
     
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    The art style looks fucking awful, but I'll play it anyways because I liked Link's Awakening quite a bit.
     
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    looks like ass
     
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