One of the standout games in the Nintendo Direct was, obviously, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch. Following the mighty Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the second game of the franchise to come to Nintendo's newest machine, this one was a lovely surprise to close out the show, but Nintendo actually teased the entire thing earlier on. And we never even noticed.
A famous landmark from the original game on Game Boy is the Wind Fish's Egg, a gigantic egg that sits on top of Mount Tamaranch and unsurprisingly houses the glorious Wind Fish himself. We see this egg (in its remastered beauty) in one of the lovely shots during the remake reveal's opening, but we'd already seen the blasted thing just moments before.
That's right, the Smash spring update - which featured a giant purple Yoshi egg - was teasing us the whole time. Originally, we just assumed the egg was a simple reference to spring, letting it slip by without another thought. It wasn't until we saw the Wind Fish's Egg at the end of the show that we realised it was also doubling up as a cheeky hint (the giant nature, the purple colouring, Link being there - it has to be, right?), and now we feel pretty silly about the whole thing.
We imagine (well, hope) that many of you lovely readers hadn't realised either, but we're happy to have spotted it even this late on. Perhaps in the next Nintendo Direct, we should analyse every single frame the moment they hit our over-excited eyeballs. Who knows what clues Nintendo might be dropping?
Did your mind jump to Link's Awakening when seeing the egg for the first time? Did you only make the connection afterwards, or perhaps even just now? Let us know in the comments below.
Sneaky Ninty. I did notice but didn't really think much of it.
I didn't notice, but I love this.
Yeah, a giant purple egg is going to clue me in??
Sorry Mr Craddock but the comments section of this page shows me calling this out an hour and a half earlier
It's because of stunts like this that people go wild with speculation when they see a purple and yellow chair in the background of a shot.
It sounds bonkers, but it's really not unwarranted.
I thought that was just supposed to be Easter themed for the Spring update. They're wearing bunny ears, for Pete's sake.
Just Bring it make it Physical or Collector's Edition and where there.
I did notice it, but I was like "Wait...why is that egg so familiar...?"
I'm loving these 'Easter Egg's in their Directs!
Isn't that a Yoshi egg?
@Crono1973 My thought exactly. It has way more purple spots than the one from Link's Awakening and not the same shape.
If we are looking for clues, should we talk about a possible future Finding Nemo game on Switch, because I can see seagulls on the video.
Gotta love Nintendo!
I saw it and assumed it was a yoshi egg which arent eggsactly uncommon in smash.
An Easter Egg in every sense of the word
Well now I feel stupid.
@booker_steve Haha, so you did! I promise I didn't just run away with your idea, but well spotted 😛
@Desrever Confirmed there's still a chance for waluigi in smash!
It looks like a 10km egg from pokemon go, with a trapinch inside
Gonna need to stretch out after all that reaching, Ryan.
"Did your mind jump to Link's Awakening when seeing the egg for the first time?" No, because the bunny ears on Inkling and Villager. And Easter is in the spring. Easter bunnies hide eggs. Let's get Nicholas Cage down here to walk us through it.
I was just thinking, ''Wow, Purple Yoshi egg? There's no purple Yoshi in Smash Ultimate yet! Costume DLC confirmed?!?''
...then later I figured out that I was a total derp and that purple Yoshi IS already in the game. I am ashamed of myself! Either way I missed the easter egg totally, partially because of this derp moment. XD
@ryancraddock To be fair I only spotted it afterwards and I just saw a big egg at the time!
I want to see a banana in the next Direct.
It did actually, but then my brain dismissed it, thinking it a coincidence. I had just been watching a friend's Let's Play of the original, with the mountain in the thumbnails.
@JackEatsSparrows Hey, it seems pretty suspicious to me I genuinely think it was done on purpose - to fit the Easter theme and the Zelda reveal.
I've never seen anyone reaching this far, it's a world record!
The eggs are different, even. ROFL
Nintendo is getting tricky with the easter eggs as I almost never played this game and when I played it, was because a cousin let me play his game xD
@ryancraddock Well, with Nintendo you never can know for sure
@antonio2244 Also, there's a good possibility that Retro Studios has been making a third DKC game to continue the tradition of making three DK Country games
Crafty, sneaky Nintendo. Love them.
I just thought why is that egg there?
Wow. Thats slick. 👏👏
Only now in hindsight and even then I’ll mark it off as a coincidence. Tbh I just thought Easter.
With all the past speculation that comes from a Direct especially with WalChair I don't give it much thought.
Yeah, I'm with you guys. I mean, I certainly didn't notice it. But even looking at it after the fact... I personally don't think that was an intended hint. It looks very different color and design-wise - I think it's more of a coincidence, and something one wants to see, after the LA reveal is made. (And Link's Awakening is my favorite Zelda, BTW.)
Of course, this is Nintendo, so who knows. I could be wrong.
Bit of a stretch there 😂
And people wonder why everyone dissects the hell out of Nintendo, it's because of things like this!
I thought the egg was odd. But didn’t dream of a remake.
I thought the bunny hood and egg were an Easter (the holiday) theme cuz the update is scheduled for spring.
I saw the purple egg and just thought it was Yoshi chillin'. Nice "Easter Egg" Nintendo lol.
Considering we have no idea what's coming in the Smash update... I hope this means some Link's Awakening stuff! A new stage? PLEASE (not just spirits)
@SamusLv7 oh, how I wish that would be true, Retro and David Wise making a third Donkey Kong Country of modern trilogy ❤️
I'm still trying to figure out if Nintendo intended this lol. It's not a stretch, but I had thought that the egg was pointing to an Easter theme in general.
...Or is the whole Direct secretly Easter-themed?.... Quick! Start analyzing every single frame for references! 😉
@antonio2244 who knows, they collaborated for Tropical Freeze after all and Nintendo is listening more to what we want 😊
Breathe of the wild is such a masterpiece that this game will wilt in its shadow. Looks more at home on 3ds
Link Awakenig remake is so cute graphically. Can't wait to play it as it was so nice as Awakening DX on the Gameboy.
That's Sakurai for you. lol
Way to make “Easter Egg” literal 😆
I was way too high to notice that lol
I don’t think anyone would see that egg and think Link’s Awakening is being teased, before learning of the remake. I’d have just assumed it was a literal Easter egg that paid homage to it
Ehhhh I don't know.... Kinda seems like a stretch.
Did anyone else notice that there appeared to be goombas in the Link's Awakening trailer?
I knew that egg meant something!
I was just wrong about what it meant. XD
@Nintendofan83 in the original game too.
There where only 2 Zelda games i’ve had not played and i just played Links Awekening a week ago....
Did I notice?
No sorry I zoned out during Smash news lol
Another reason why I love nintendo.
@booker_steve Have a gold star
@Vivid_viking Only if the big bird with the Turban isn't knocking about!
Seemed like an Easter Egg as well when earlier that day when the Spirit event on SSBU specifically called out the Wind Fish as one of the event spirits. I initially thought that was a totally random one to refer to at the time.
Uhhh.........yea- no. Sorry excuse for an easter egg.
Suspiciously looks like the 10km egg in Pokemon Go too.
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