The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Limited Edition Platform: Switch Year: 2019 Region: PAL
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Switch is a remake of the 1993 Game Boy classic. In Europe, two physical versions were available: the regular version and a limited edition.
The contents come in a pretty compact box, featuring a beautiful illustration of Koholint Island on the front, and the logo of the game in silver lettering on the black border above.
The other sides of the box are black as well, and on the back you can find an illustration of the owl that helps Link on his travels throughout his adventure.
After removing the lid, the first layer of contents is revealed: the steelbook and regular version of the game neatly packed next to each other.
By the way, there’s even an illustration on the inside of the lid, of the Windfish.
The steelbook is undoubtedly one of the coolest things in this edition, resembling a classic Game Boy, the system this game originally released on.
On the back you can see the cartridge of the game sticking out of the slot.
Opening the steelbook reveals another cool touch: a grid of screenshots from the Game Boy game in its characteristic monochrome green colors.
Next is the regular version of the game. Always nice when this is included as well. Too bad it has been plastered with age ratings, as is usually the case with Nintendo collector’s editions in Europe, as they are sold in various countries with their own rating systems.
The inside features a gorgeous artwork of Link drifting towards the island after his ship has been struck by a bolt of lightning at the start of the game.
Underneath the first layer is another compartment holding the art book.
This is a really nice item as well, pretty thick and with a hardcover. As expected, it is filled with beautiful colorful artwork of the game’s dungeons, items, enemies and characters.
In conclusion, while this edition is kind of pricey (suggested retail price was €80, but most stores were asking €90), there’s no denying that it’s a really cool collector’s item. The presentation is great and the included items will make any Zelda fan smile. Just don’t bother trying to get your hands on it now…