Zelda-Themed Game & Watch Announced For November Release

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By Billy Givens on June 17th, 2021


Whether you’re excited about The Legend of Zelda‘s 35th anniversary or not depends largely on whether or not you’re a fan of Skyward Sword, as its Switch remaster is the primary offering Nintendo has prepped in celebration. But during Monday’s Nintendo Direct, the company shared a cute little extra for collectors and retro enthusiasts.

Nintendo has prepared a Game & Watch handheld featuring three of Link’s classic adventures to release late this holiday season. Included on the device are The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventures of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. And to round things out with a bit of Nostalgia, Nintendo has even added in a Zelda-themed version of the Game & Watch’s classic Vermin wherein they’ve replaced the main character with Link himself.

The handheld will feature a color LCD for crisp recreations of the original games, and there’s even a clock and a timer โ€“ the latter of which lets you fight battles and see how many enemies can be defeated before time runs out. Additionally, unlike last year’s Mario Game & Watch, this one also includes start and select buttons for navigating menus.

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch handheld will release on November 12 for a retail price of $49.99.

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