The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Many mysteries await Link on Koholint Island…
Mild fantasy violence

Many mysteries await on Koholint Island

Help Link escape a strange land in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch. Befriend a colourful cast of characters, battle myriad monsters and explore perilous dungeons in this classic adventure – reimagined in a charming new art style!


Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore a mysterious tropical island with many strange inhabitants.


To find his way home, our brave hero must seek out magical instruments across the land to awaken the slumbering Wind Fish.

The locals of Koholint might seem pretty odd, but they're a friendly bunch who'll aid Link's quest. Let's get to know some of them!



A song-loving girl from Mabe Village who nurses Link back to health after he washes up on Koholint Island.



A kind-hearted chap with a fondness for mushrooms and an insatiable appetite to boot!



A wise old bird with no shortage of advice to impart. Be sure to listen to what he has to say!


Old Man Ulrira

No one knows the island quite like Ulrira. He's a tad shy in person though, so give him a phone call if you need some guidance.


Madam MeowMeow

This madam is a fan of…Chain Chomps?! How strange. Hmm, well, this one is called BowWow and is harmless…apparently!



No one loves digging stuff up more than Dampé, and it looks like he's made quite the discovery! Wanna see?

Embark on a classic adventure!

Link's quest to wake up the Wind Fish will see him trek to numerous dungeons scattered across the island. Navigate these labyrinths room-by-room, solving perplexing puzzles, outwitting tricky traps, and battling the fearsome monsters that dwell within.


Is that…a Goomba? That round character looks kinda familiar too! This island certainly is full of surprises….


By collecting gear and items on his travels, Link can explore more of the island and unearth its many secrets. Certain items can even be exchanged with the locals.

Here are just some of the island's unique tools and treasures:


Wish you were here!

From shops to minigames and other curiosities – your life as a Koholint castaway need not be a dull one! Here are some touristy spots to check out during Link's quest:


Dungeon-Making with a puzzle twist!

During your adventures, Link will acquire mystical items called “Chamber Stones” that can be arranged into custom layouts to form Chamber Dungeons!


Mix and match different chambers to your hearts content: place an entrance, add some puzzles, keys, boss battles, and everything in-between. Once your Chamber Dungeon is complete, try to conquer it and reap the rewards within!

Compatible with amiibo!

If you have an amiibo (sold separately) from The Legend of Zelda series, you can unlock additional chambers and save your favourite layouts to them for safe keeping. There's also this adorable Link amiibo launching alongside the game that unlocks Shadow Link as a foe in your Chamber Dungeons!


Digital Version

Digital Version

You can purchase a digital version of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, or via the link below*.



Available with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers

Available with Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers

If you're a Nintendo Switch Online member, there's a new exclusive offer available to you: the Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers program!

It allows you to buy two Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers for just AU$134.95 / NZ$148.45. Each voucher can be redeemed for a download version of any game from the programme's catalogue, so you get two games together at a reduced price!


Packaged Versions

Standard edition


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Limited Edition


Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.



Amazon - Australia
Big W - Australia
Catch - Australia
EB Games - Australia
Gamesmen - Australia
JB Hi-Fi - Australia
My Nintendo Store (AU)
Target - Australia

New Zealand

EB Games - New Zealand
JB Hi-Fi - New Zealand
Mighty Ape - New Zealand
My Nintendo Store (NZ)
The Warehouse - New Zealand

Game specifications

Release date20/9/2019
GenreAdventure, Action
No. of players1 player
Game file size5.89GB
Supported languagesJapanese, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Russian, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, French, Chinese (Traditional), English

Supported play modes

TV mode
Tabletop mode
Handheld mode

Software compatibility and play experience may differ on Nintendo Switch Lite. Additional accessories may be required (sold separately). See support for details.

This game supports the following features:


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