The newest episode of the Nintendo Power Podcast is up, discussing some of the games revealed in last week’s Nintendo Direct, including Super Mario Maker 2. The Direct revealed quite a few new bits of information, none more shocking for Zelda fans than the surprise announcement of a Link’s Awakening remake for the Switch, slated for release sometime this year.
“The team’s been working on it for a while now,” said Nintendo’s Senior Product Marketing Manager Bill Trinen in the podcast. “It’s one of the earlier Zelda games that I think has been really ripe for being recreated that has never been redone; at least not since the Game Boy Color version.”
Little else has been said about the remake at this point, but with the promise of a 2019 release (though we all know how easily that could change), more news might start to trickle in soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out the rest of the Nintendo podcast, available on YouTube, SoundCloud, Google Play and Apple Podcasts, and see some of the screenshots we’ve seen so far of the remastered Link’s Awakening.