E3 2019: Nintendo predictions, rumors and expectations

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The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening
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What we will see: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Nintendo loves to remake and port older games to their most current console. Rarely, if ever to the extent that we’ve seen thus far with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening; a game that came out on the original Nintendo portable, the Game Boy, 26 years ago.

The original The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening remains one of the most beloved entries in the long-running Legend of Zelda franchise. Not only remastering but re-imaging it is a kind of risky move. Would people like the new visual style (there’s been some division on that, but I think it looks great)? What do you change; what do you keep?

We got a brief glimpse of this with the initial reveal trailer back in February, but expect to see a lot more on the game during this year’s Nintendo E3 2019 video presentation. They will likely save some discussion for showing off the game during the Treehouse sessions, but hopefully, they will at least give a little insight into why they picked The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and the process of remaking it for Nintendo Switch.

It would also be great if this was the start of a trend and other beloved Nintendo classics got similar treatment. Super Mario Land or Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, anyone? It certainly doesn’t have to be only Nintendo Gameboy classics, but those seem to be the ones that would benefit most from this type of treatment. In the meantime we will see more of what they’ve done with a modern reimagining of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening during Nintendo’s E3 2019 video presentation.