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Nintendo has announced a remastered version of Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which it says is “reborn as a new experience”. A specific release date was not announced.

Details have been scarce about the remastered game, which was originally released for the Game Boy system over 25 years ago. In the game, players travel to the mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure.

This isn’t the first remaster of the 1993 Game Boy title. In 1998, a colour version was released for the Game Boy Colour, which was dubbed “Link’s Awakening DX” by fans. This game diverges from the other games in the series, in that it is set in Koholint Island instead of Hyrule.

The trailer showcases gameplay, which has been tilted slightly from the original game’s top-down view and has made the world come alive with 3D animation. Nintendo also shows off the game’s new art style, and has redesigned characters and worlds to match this new style.

No additional gameplay details have been released, although the trailer seems to keep the essence and story of the game of 25 years ago.

The game will be available for purchase from various gaming outlets, as well as for download on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

While the main topic of Nintendo’s announcement was this game, it also revealed other titles to be launched this year. 

The announcements include Mortal Kombat 11, which is expected to launch in April, and Super Mario Maker 2, which is expected to be released in June.

Click here to watch the Nintendo Direct announcement video, and to read more about other games to come this year.

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