Zelda Link’s Awakening

Update #2: Nintendo Life reader Quarth has gotten in touch with Nintendo UK and has received the following message from customer support:

Thank you for contacting the Nintendo UK Customer Support Team regarding your question on "The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening"'s official page.

We are sorry to inform you we are unable to find any mention of the Save Data Cloud not being supported for this software on the page you referred.

On the other hand, upon checking the game's Features on its 'Details' section, we can see the Save Data Cloud listed as one of said features.

This indicates that the software will indeed be compatible for use with the Nintendo Switch Online's Save Data Cloud, as also indicated on the Nintendo eShop's page on this same software.

If you have noticed this information being displayed otherwise on any other official pages, please let us know.

We obviously know that the information was there yesterday, but it would seem that Nintendo UK has fixed the error on the page.


Update #1: It would appear that there's some confusion here. When viewed on the eShop, the NA game listing confirms that cloud saves are supported, while on the UK eShop, it's listed as "pending". We'll update this post once we hear back from Nintendo.


Original story: Cloud saves are something that Nintendo fans had been calling out for long before the company introduced them as part of its Nintendo Switch Online service, but we’ve already seen a few cases where this vital feature has been omitted from key releases – usually because there’s scope for players abusing it in order to cheat in certain titles.

However, the latest game to be blocked from the cloud save service is a puzzling one. Nintendo UK’s game page for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening states:

Please note: this software does not support the Nintendo Switch Online paid membership’s Save Data Cloud backup feature.

Why would Nintendo choose to make this title incompatible with the cloud save function is anyone’s guess, but it seems like a foolish move to us – especially when you consider that many Switch owners could potentially be moving over to the Switch Lite this year, and will want to take their progress with them.

Could it be a mistake? That’s certainly possible, and we’ve reached out to NUK for comment (but, considering it’s a bank holiday here in the UK, we might not hear back until tomorrow).

Let us know what you think of this move by posting a comment below.

[via gonintendo.com, nintendo.co.uk]