The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
|The Legend of Zelda|
Grezzo (2019 remake)
|Systems||3DS, Game & Watch, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Switch|
|Released||The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)|
Game Boy JP: June 6, 1993
Game Boy NA: August 6, 1993
Game Boy EU: December 1, 1993
G&W: The Legend of Zelda WW: December 2, 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
GBC JP: December 12, 1998
GBC NA: December 15, 1998
GBC EU: January 1, 1999
3DS (Virtual Console) NA: June 7, 2011
3DS (Virtual Console) AU/EU/JP: June 8, 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (2019)
WW: September 20, 2019
|DX (3DS Virtual Console): February 19, 2018|
G&W The Legend of Zelda: November 29, 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was an action-adventure video game published by Nintendo in 1993. It was the fifth game in The Legend of Zelda series. As part of one of Nintendo's most popular series, it was brought to several of Nintendo's subsequent handheld systems, either as remakes or through emulation.
Link, the hero of the Kingdom of Hyrule, is on a raft in the middle of a storm, and washes up on Koholint Island.
After being rescued by a girl named Marin, he discovers that in order to leave the island, he needs to collect the eight instruments of the Sirens to awaken the legendary Wind Fish.
The Legend of Zelda was directed and designed by Takashi Tezuka, who wanted the game to feel like the American television series Twin Peaks. Shigeru Miyamoto produced the game while Yoshiaki Koizumi and Kensuke Tanabe wrote the story and script.
Versions of the game
As one of Nintendo's most popular titles, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has been brought to many different systems, both through remakes and through emulation.
It was first released for the Game Boy in 1993. It then was remade in color for the Game Boy Color as The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX. This remake was released in Japan and North America in 1998 and in Europe in 1999.