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Nintendo Hasn't Ruled Out Multiplayer For Link's Awakening Remake

At the end of Nintendo's February Direct, the company surprised viewers by announcing The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch. This upcoming game is a complete remake of the classic Game Boy title. Although the original game is a single player adventure, it appears Nintendo is considering a multiplayer feature for the remake.

On Nintendo's page for Link's Awakening, under number of players, "to be determined" is listed. This implies that Nintendo is currently deciding if the game will be two player, or just single player like the original game. Of course, it could just be an oversight, but it's quite possible the company is considering some kind of co-op, or separate multiplayer mode.

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Link's Awakening originally released on Game Boy in 1993. It was later released on the Game Boy Color as Link's Awakening DX. The game is known as a rather different title in the long running series. It is one of the few titles where Hyrule and Princess Zelda do not appear. The plot has Link get stranded on an island called Koholint. In order to return home, Link must wake up a being called the Wind Fish. The story is certainly unique, and even features cameos from the Mario universe. You can see that in the remake trailer, as both Goombas and a Chain Chomp appear.

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Link's Awakening's gameplay is primarily from an overhead perspective. Those who have played A Link to the Past, or the more recent A Link Between Worlds will feel right at home. The art style in the remake takes advantage of the Switch's HD capabilities. Simply put, the game looks colorful and inviting.

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As for Link's Awakening being chosen for the HD treatment, it makes sense. The original Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link are readily available on Nintendo Switch Online. A Link to the Past is still massively popular, and available on the SNES Classic Edition. Link's Awakening, on the other hand, isn't as well known. Plus, Game Boy titles are perfect for remakes. We saw this two years ago with Metroid: Samus Returns. Maybe Super Mario Land will be next?

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch will be released sometime in 2019.

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