Last night, while catching up on everything Nintendo announced but didn’t reveal during its streamed E3 2019 presentation, something caught my eye and made my heart skip.
Included with the limited edition version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Switch was what appeared to be my holy grail: a re-release of the original Game Boy. But a closer look revealed it was nothing but a ‘collectible’ steelbook included with the bundle, and Nintendo once again playing games with my heart.
To say I’m a little obsessed with the idea of Nintendo complementing its game-packed Turbografx-16, but not the iconic handheld console that paved the way for the Switch. I’ll only give up hope altogether once December 31 rolls around.
Nintendo’s “one more thing” moment didn’t give me exactly what I wanted, but a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was still a nice consolation prize. And its especially exciting as many are suspecting the somewhat cryptic trailer reveals that, for the first time in the franchise’s history, players might actually get to play as Princess Zelda on a mission to save Link. Her name has been in the title of the series for over 30 years now, it’s about time she gets to actually star in one of the games.