Update: The North American limited edition bundle has also been revealed. It appears to contain the artbook (which looks lovely) but not the Game Boy steelbook.
Original Article:The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is undoubtedly one of the most exciting releases on the Switch horizon for plenty of Nintendo fans. As such, the game is going to be treated to a wonderful looking limited edition.
At the time of writing, this particular edition has only been confirmed for a European release. It features a physical copy of the game, a 120-page artbook, a Game Boy-themed steelbook case, and a lovely box to put it all in.
Earlier today, a special Link's Awakening amiibo was also revealed. All of these goodies will be available on 20th September.
We don't know about you, but we're really feeling the hype for this one now. Will you be picking this one up? If you're not based in Europe, are you hoping for a similar release in your region? Tell us below.
That looks awesome.
The sheer amount of cash that will be leaving my wallet this year on Switch games.
If this doesn't come to North America i may! No, i will import this.
hoping for a NA release. i want it, but i was gonna ask for this game for my birthday (sep 5), and i don’t want to ask my parents to pay import & custom fees as well. so if no NA release i’ll just get the non-steelbook NA version :/ (obv will still be super grateful!!)
This is what I like to see in CEs - nice, big artbooks! A soundtrack CD would've also been nice, but this is still neat and I will probably be picking it up.
As much as I love this, the only thing that saddens me is that this doesn't come with the Link Amiibo. That would have been the cherry on top.
Mine! Man august and september are gonne be a switch time money sink again...
What’s in August?
The steelbox is certainly nice but what about that boxart. Is that 3D hologram stuff or the most magnificent piece of artwork I've ever seen on a videogame box? It almost makes the mountain island look like it is a 3D model inside an aquarium.
No, Nintendo, no!
Despite loving the original game, I'm not interested in this remake, so stop making super awesome extras to tempt me!
Ha ha, I was just about to complain loudly about Europe only, but then I realised my daughter will be living in Europe by the time this comes out.
I. GOT. THIS.
Oh this is going to be the Metroid Samus Returns collector's edition all over again isn't it?
Stooooop Nintendo! This is too much for one day! XD
Europe only, I imagine. You guys get all the cool special editions.
Oh well. At least the Switch is region-free, so I could always import it if I felt strongly enough about getting it.
@BakaKnight lol I'm not a fan of the original. At all. So I thought I was safe from this. But the trailer looked... fun? I saw stuff I don't remember from the original. It's yet another game I want on Switch now.
Cheap stroke, Nintendo.
Now i’m conflicted
What a lovely looking limited edition! That'll be a day one purchase, for sure!
Has to be a day one
@HipsterDashie ahum, best be day- 30 , IMHO
Holy cow, that game boy steelbook!! I need 50
I dont normally get collectors editions, but this is tempting. It has stuff that I would actually use.
I hope that comes to the US.
@rjejr That design looks to be quite similar to the Limited Edition for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
PLEASE let North America receive something similar....I'd definitely buy it.
@Ralizah How can you not like the original? Just as I am conflicted between OoT/MM as best 3d Zelda, I am conflicted between ALTTP and LA.
@Trajan The US does need a steelbook, yeah.
Nintendo of America have said NOPE to both Super Mario Maker 2 and Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield so far...
Super Mario Maker 2.
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.
@Trajan Don't like the setting or overworld. Not a fan of the dungeons. Hate the trading sequence.
Interestingly, it was also my very first Zelda game.
In general, I vastly prefer the Capcom-developed Oracle games. Although my favorite top down Zelda game is inarguably ALBW.
In terms of 3D Zelda, OoT and TP are at the bottom of my list. Really like Majora's Mask, though (particularly the 3DS remake), and BotW was fantastic.
Oh I hope they allow this to be pre-ordered! Happy unbirthday to meeee
My wallet is already feeling the pain:(
I need steelbooks for all my games. Animal crossing, Pokemon, Zelda (both Link's Awakening and BOTW 2), Luigi's Mansion 3
I don't usually bother with collector editions. Very happy to pick up the standard version. Never played the original.
I'm going to need import money
This game is legitimately beautiful.
I love the idea of a 120 page artbook, but I do struggle to see the point of steelbooks.
Tempted, very tempted. This E3 hype is breaking all my resolve.
Hyped as hell!!!
Never played the original but this game looks very good!
And I think I might even buy this edition
@Ralizah It's funny, you don't like Awakenings despite it being your first Zelda game, yet I love it exactly for that reason.
But maybe I'm just too attached to the memories and nostalgia, which may also explain why I can't get into this remake at all; they can improve the gameplay, layout, maybe even add puzzles and challanges, but they can't improve my happy memories ;w;
Well I guess I’ll import from Europe for once. Actually I’m gonna buy both.
@Alundra-1998 It kind of does, but this looks like it has depth to it, as nice as the Smash banner was it still looked flat. And it didn't wrap around the box. Wrapping around the box is what made this one look like a fish tank to me. Now watch the artwork on the actual box not wrap. 😂
@BakaKnight I tend to like remakes like this and FF7R, as they give me a fresh perspective on old games I'm otherwise very settled in my opinion toward.
Also, some of the footage in the trailer just plain looked foreign to me. I didn't remember it from the game at all. I don't know if that's because the trailer showcased some new content (besides the dungeon creator at the end), or because my memory of the game is flawed.
Sh!t joke of the day: What did Zelda say to link when he had trouble opening a door? "Try force"
@Ralizah I'm positive there was new content in the trailer..that or we both have flawed memories XD
But I really think there is something new or different in this remake, however I can't tell if it's a new area or just a couple of updated/altered mechanics.
Day one freaking day one
It's going to be hard to get...
I was going to wait a while to get the game but this limited edition makes me want to preorder it to secure it. Damn you Nintendo. This and the Catherine limited edition is going to hurt me in September.
Well, I guess I'll need to keep my eyes open for when the European preorders start so I can import!
The American version looks disappointing and pointless unless you are a big fan of art books (which I seem to put away somewhere soon after I buy the special edition they were included in). No way that is going to get me to pay extra.
@SilentHunter382 just buy it on eBay for 5 times the price in December
@Sakura Special edition video games are typically for people who love to spend too much unless you are a huge fan of the source material.
@BakaKnight Good. That probably means they actually changed aspects of the game design. Link's Awakening is sounding better and better. Although I'm still hesitant to pay through the nose for an eight-hour Game Boy game.
That adorable art style, though...
What is a steel book?
Regardless, I’m very much looking forward to this gorgeous looking game . Played the original and got stuck as usual but .... I’ll have another go
Where can I preorder this? Looks awesome and would like to reserve my copy before it’s sold out
I dont care how much it cost i need this in my life
Nintendo of America fails us again. 😡
How do I buy this?
I really want the limited edition version now.
After watching the original trailer I didn't really like the look of Link's Awakening but now I'm sold, where can we pre-order?
Perhaps the steel for the North American version is being used in trumps wall.... just a thought.
Best Buy has it up, just put my preorder in for the Dreamer pack and the amiibo.
Annoying that NA doesn't get the whole package and the book doesn't look as nice but whatever, Steelbooks are 100% pointless anyway.
@Stocksy They're actually just aluminum, the name is a lie haha.
@KIRO it's a metal case for your games. It always has nice artwork inside the case.
Man, I guess I'll order it from play Asia or wherever I can get it.... That steelbook is nice!
I need it for my collection!
Hey lovely folks overseas! Can someone provide me with a link with which to order this game? I'm based in the US, but my sister lives in Germany, and can get it for me. I just have no idea what retailers over there are selling it lol.
Help would be very much appreciated, thanks!
Europe always gets the things.
Due to my love, apperication and meaning of this game. I will get this.
Just one problem, why isn't it available now!!
What a waste of time NoA...
@JasmineDragon Lucky lol
And of course, NA gets screwed over again. Guess one could import.
@mikegamer "And of course, NA gets screwed over again. Guess one could import."
We assume it's not from Nintendo UK if so then all NA buyers will get screwed by Scalpers. I myself would have to import the EU version just to get a steelcase.
Now all the NA peeps will import and Nintendo of America will just assume we don’t like collectors editions...
On top of this they aren’t even bothering with the Astral Chain Special.
That's it, you can all stop trying to top this. This is officially the best steelbook ever. Very biased obviously, but what opinion isn't? It was my first game and gaming system ever. My favourite series and one of the best games in it.
Here in Europe the limited edition box no doubt will be sullied with a gigantic usk logo, so I guess I just go for the standard version. I like the box-art by the way.
Europe, consider yourselves the luckiest country on the face of the earth. I would so get that special edition if I could.
@XCWarrior : Yes, it’s a lucky country
Where did you preorder?
Hopefully the limited edition come to Asia as well
The NA SE is lame, as expected.
My money! My money is leaving my wallet and my bank account!
60fps and this is perfection
Keeps looking cuter and cuter!
Not sure about that art book, judging by the common video game art book, but if it's ACTUALLY cool, and includes some of the original concept art by Katsuya Terada, then I'm game.
Really hate the art style, but its a Zelda so will have to buy it, along with the amiibo.
I found it on Best Buy. Not the fancy steelbook one. I’m not messing with importing, though I completely understand if you do, it looks lovely.
ah, ok. im from the UK so waiting for the one in our region to pop up.
once the special collectors edition pops up here in the UK i am purchasing it within a heart beat
I'm just here waiting for limited edition pre-order to go live xD
@SwitchForce NOA are cheapskates
I don't mind not having the steelbook in America, but I'm glad we get the artbook.
No steelbook? I am disappoint.
I need to find a European pre-order and import that special edition. I want that Game Boy steelbook!!!
@Arbor as a dad, your words would make me so proud if they came from my own kids. Good on you, and here’s hoping your parents will find a way to get you the special edition!
@Trajan Why do they do this? It makes no sense for the Steelbook not to be available in the US. I'm definitely not buying the "Dreamers Edition". I don't even own a Switch yet, but would have bought the special edition if it was the steelbook.
Gotcha, yeah you have the nicer one for sure. Good luck, I hope you find it.
@JasmineDragon A good plan, but she will have to actually secure a preorder first.
@Alundra-1998 So what you're saying is there's a chance.
@JasmineDragon There is always a chance.
However it has been added by two UK retailers already and has sold out essentially out in the exact same day.
As much as I love the look of this Special edition pack...
...Shopto, the online store I typical use to preorder games have already filled their limited numbers! Dang!
Hopefully, store.nintendo will be getting them in, but right now they only have the regular version on their page.
Damn I’m too late...can’t find it available anywhere. Shopto, Game, Smythetoys.
The NA version is lame. Thank god for region free switch!
Wow, looks lovely. Too bad there's not a music CD also though!
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