The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is a remake of the 1993 original for the Game Boy and it’s hitting India soon. According to a listing on Indian games retailer MCube Games, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch has a price of Rs. 4,999. And while the game is available internationally from September 20, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening India release date is September 25. Incidentally, that’s also the same day the Nintendo Switch Lite releases in India.
Although the Rs. 4,999 price is steep, MCube is running a Rs. 400 discount on all orders of Link’s Awakening. The description for the listing for it states you can use the code ‘SALE20’ (without the quotes) for a lower price of Rs. 4,599.
In addition to this, there’s the Link’s Awakening Limited Edition that ships with a copy of the game, Game Boy-themed steelbook, and a 120-page art book for Rs. 21,990 also available from September 25.
While no reason for the five day delay between the international and India launch has been given, we’re guessing it has to do with availability in the markets MCube imports from. Similar delays took place for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 and Super Mario Maker 2 and this seems to be an attempt at countering order cancelations in the event of a delay.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo isn’t developed in-house at Nintendo. However, there’s no reason to fear. It’s in good hands. 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.
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch is out on September 20 internationally and September 25 in India.