E3 2019: Adorable Link's Awakening Remake Has A Build-Your-Own Dungeon Mode

Update of Zelda classic out this September.

It's difficult to describe the noise I made when Nintendo first revealed the utterly, utterly adorable remake of 1993 Game Boy classic The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, but it wasn't dissimilar to a seagull being trod on.

Nintendo showed a chunk more of the gorgeous update during their E3 2019 direct, and gosh we just want to squish rinky-dinky Link's little plasticine face.

The Switch return to Koholint Island comes with a special new feature: as players complete each of the game's eight dungeons (possibly nine if the Link's Awakening: DX colour dungeon is included), they earn parts allowing them to create their own labyrinths. How cool is that?

Pretty bloody cool.

The dungeon developer - overseen by Ocarina of Time's dead gravekeeper Dampé - will reward players with items, such as the empty bottle seen in the trailer. We don't yet know if dungeons can be shared with other players, à la Mario Maker, but it seems a good bet.

Players wash back up on the shores of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch on 20 September. Bweeeee!

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.