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Nintendo Unveils Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda for 35th Anniversary

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda graphic with the handheld device in an NES Zelda setting.

During Nintendo’s E3 2021 Direct presentation, in addition to news on the upcoming sequel to Breath of the Wild, details on the expansion pass for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, and a trailer for the soon-to-be-released The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma unveiled the new Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda handheld, which will be available later this year as part of the series’ 35th-anniversary celebration. You can see the new handheld for yourself in the official video below!

In addition to The Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda II: Adventure of Link, and the classic Game Boy version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, this throwback handheld will have a new version of the classic Game & Watch title Vermin, now starring Link, as well as a playable clock screen inspired by the original NES Zelda entry, and a playable timer with visuals from The Adventure of Link.

Fans who picked up last year’s Super Mario edition Game & Watch will be familiar with what’s on offer, though the new release does boast a few improved features, like an automatic sleep function and packaging that doubles as a display.

The flow of time is always cruel, but perhaps less so with a splash of Zelda goodness! Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda will release on November 12th. For more, check out the official site!

Game Watch The Legend of Zelda in Box
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Corey Hall

Corey Hall

Corey was a news editor and resident Nintendo obsessor at RPGFan. He first fell in love with RPGs while playing through Super Mario RPG as a kid, and has never looked back! In his spare time, he enjoys taking pictures, hoarding video game collectibles, and chasing after the eternal dream of being the very best – like no one ever was.

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