With The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening release date of September 20 internationally and September 25 in India, previews based on final, day one retail code of the game have been doing the rounds, giving us an indication of what to expect in terms of frame rate and resolution. According to a preview from US Gamer, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening frame rate is between 30 and 60fps. Spanish YouTube channel Ninteduo has reported similar findings with a video that seems to suggest that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has an erratic frame rate which could impede the experience for some. You can check it out right here.
As for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening resolution, video game tech analysis authority Digital Foundry had a look at the E3 2019 build and reported that it runs at around 1404×792 in docked mode. Though not usually as accurate, IGN playing retail code claims that Link’s Awakening is 1080p on the Nintendo Switch in docked mode. It is unknown if this will be the case with the final retail release of the game.
Nintendo has made it available for preload on the eShop. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening download size is 5.8GB. What’s more is, there’s a special offer that grants users double the Gold Points which can be used towards getting a lower price on the next Nintendo eShop purchase.
Link’s Awakening Nintendo Switch Gold Points bonus offer
From August 20 to September 22, you can get double Gold Points worth GBP 5 if you purchase The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo’s site. Use them to save on your next Nintendo eShop purchase. Extra points will be added to your account by October 2, 2019. Safe to say a US announcement for the same should happen soon.
Link’s Awakening Nintendo Switch unlock time
According to Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will be playable from midnight on September 20 as per the eShop region you’ve bought the game from.
Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that Grezzo is the developer behind The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. Past works include Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask for the Nintendo 3DS as well as the criminally underrated Alliance Alive that’s set for a Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC remaster later this year.
Hopefully, this should set any worries regarding The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Nintendo Switch frame-rate to rest after E3 2019 impressions suggested it’s far from optimal.
”Oh also, didn’t squeeze this into the interview but I’m not sure if it’s public info – Aonuma told me that his team is on BOTW2 and that Link’s Awakening is actually developed by Grezzo (which handled the Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask 3DS remakes),” tweeted Kotaku’s Jason Schreier. He interviewed Aonuma on all things Zelda including the recently announced Breath of the Wild 2.
Link’s Awakening Nintendo Switch India price and release date
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening India release date is September 25 and has a price of Rs. 4,999 as per a listing on MCube Games. There’s a Rs. 400 discount as well which will bring the cost down a bit. You can read about those details here.