You never quite know what to expect in a Nintendo Direct. There are usually at least a few surprises, and of course leading up to it there’s plenty of speculation. While I was personally hoping to see Metroid Prime Trilogy (which still has yet to be confirmed as even existing) and Animal Crossing get revealed, Nintendo swerved and instead announced The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Switch. This is a complete reimagining of the classic Game Boy game that appeared back in 1993.
It’s important to note that Nintendo is not calling this a remaster, but a reimagining. That means we can probably expect some significant changes and additions to the game. Just like with Metroid: Samus Returns, we wouldn’t be surprised to see entirely new areas and gameplay mechanics with this new Zelda when it arrives later this year on the Switch.
As of this writing places like Best Buy have begun taking reserves on the game, which is listed at a full $59.99. This might seem steep for a game that originally came out so long ago, but we have a feeling there’s a lot more here than meets the eye. While this is just speculation, we wouldn’t be surprised if Nintendo shows off a multiplayer mode and more at E3. Or Best Buy is just covering their bases by putting it at the $60 price point. Or Nintendo is just greedy. You can pick whichever one fits your narrative!