The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening[a] is an action-adventure game developed by Grezzo and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It was released on September 20, 2019. As of March 2020, the game has sold over 4 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling Nintendo Switch games.
Link’s Awakening is a remake of the 1993 game for the Game Boy. It retains the original’s top-down perspective and gameplay, along with elements from the 1998 re-release Link’s Awakening DX. The game features a “retro-modern” art style unique within the series with toy-like character designs, diorama-like world designs, and tilt-shift visuals that evoke the original game’s presentation on the Game Boy.
It also features customizable dungeons which the player can create and then complete for rewards. The game received positive reviews for its faithfulness, improved gameplay and unique art style, while its technical issues were criticized.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is an action-adventure game with a top-down perspective.2,3 Its story is set on Koholint Island, where Link, the player character, is stranded after his ship is caught up in a storm.4.5,6 After being rescued by a girl named Marin, Link embarks on a quest to collect the eight instruments of the Sirens and awaken Koholint’s legendary Wind Fish in order to escape the island.6,Similar to other Zelda games,
The player traverses an open world with dungeons scattered throughout, featuring puzzle-solving sections and boss fights,7 along with trading sidequests.8 In contrast to other top-down games in the series however, Link’s Awakening allows the player to jump over obstacles and onto platforms,9 and also features side-scrolling plat forming sections.10,11