Pre-Order Guide: Link's Awakening Switch Release Date, Dreamer Edition, Link Amiibo
The classic Zelda adventure has a gorgeous new remake.
Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is coming to Nintendo Switch. We finally got a release date during Nintendo's E3 2019 press conference: Link's Awakening will release on September 20, 2019.
The Link's Awakening remake looks stunning, with vibrant, colorful visuals that retain the top-down perspective of the original. The last time Nintendo released a new game inspired by a classic Zelda adventure--looking at you, A Link Between Worlds--the end result was fantastic, so we have high hopes for Link's Awakening, which will be the first top-down Zelda title on the Switch.
If you've never played Link's Awakening, which initially released in 1993 for the Game Boy, you're in for even more of a treat, as you'll get to experience the story for the first time. As you might have gathered from the announcement trailer (which you can watch above), the story begins with Link sailing into a giant storm that leaves him shipwrecked on Koholint Island, which is guarded by a giant sleeping Wind Fish. Throughout the course of the game, you'll control Link as he solves puzzles and fights monsters to gather eight magical instruments that will wake the Wind Fish, the only one who can help him leave the island. Link's Awakening shakes up the traditional Zelda formula a bit, as it doesn't involve Princess Zelda, the Triforce, or Hyrule at all.
Link's Awakening is already available to pre-order at a few different retailers. As of right now, no pre-order bonuses have been announced. We'll update this story when we know more, but for now, here's where you can pre-order Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch.
Pre-order The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening standard edition
The standard edition comes with just the base game and will cost you $60. You can pre-order it at the following retailers:
Link's Awakening has also been added to Nintendo's voucher program, where you can buy two game vouchers for $100 and then use them to redeem for two games. If you choose full-price games, you'll save up to $20. See the full list of eligible titles at Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Dreamer edition
Link's Awakening is also getting a Dreamer edition that will include the base game and a hardcover book with concept art. It's available to pre-order now for $70, only $10 more than the standard edition. Last time we checked, it was sold out at Amazon but still available at Best Buy and GameStop.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited edition
A gorgeous limited edition of Link's Awakening has been announced for Europe/Australia, but there's no word on it coming to America so far. It comes with a Game Boy-themed steelbook and 120-page artbook in addition to the game.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening amiibo
New amiibo figures were also announced during E3, and one of them you'll be able to purchase is Link in his Link's Awakening style. This little guy will release on September 20, the same day as the game, and it'll cost you $16.
Link's Awakening Hard Pouch for Nintendo Switch
Need a new carrying case for your Switch? This sturdy console case features gorgeous Link's Awakening artwork, game card storage, and an internal accessory pocket to make traveling with your Switch even easier. It's available starting September 24, four days after Link's Awakening releases, but you can pre-order it now for $20.
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