The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will have the DX version’s Color Dungeon, and is getting an adorable amiibo

By James O'Connor
12 June 2019 03:58 GMT

Some new details about the Switch version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening are emerging across E3.

During Nintendo’s E3 Direct, we got a release date and news of a new mode where you can build your own dungeons, which sounds great.

Now that players are getting their hands on the game, and questions are being asked, one interesting piece of information we’ve seen – from Nintendo of America’s Twitter – is that the Color Dungeon, added for the DX version released on the Game Boy Color, will be available on Switch too.

Also unveiled was this extremely charming Link amiibo, which will, according to IGN, let you add a Shadow Link to your player-created dungeons, which will drop a lot of loot if defeated.

IGN has also reported that you can still rob the shopkeeper in town, and he’ll still zap you to death if you dare walk into his store again after that – but it sounds like you won’t subsequently have your name changed to ‘THIEF’ for the rest of the game anymore (if you’ve never played Link’s Awakening, it’s an odd one).

One slightly less encouraging thing we’re seeing in previews is various reports of frame rate issues, but then the game’s September release gives them a bit of time to tighten that up.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will hit Switch on September 20.

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