2019 is going to be an exciting year for Switch. In addition to upcoming games like Yoshi’s Crafted World and Bayonetta 3 to look forward to, we’re getting a gorgeous Switch remake of the best Game Boy Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Curiously, this might not be the ONLY Zelda title gamers will receive this year. According to a GameFAQs’ leaker, another 2D Zelda will hit Switch BEFORE the Link’s Awakening retelling.
Dual Zelda adventures in one year?!
Over at the website GameFAQs, leaker Vergeben mentioned a second Zelda launching in 2019 on Nintendo’s console/handheld. Apparently, the game is a “smaller” eShop entry in the series and will be revealed in the coming months. There’s no clarification on what “smaller” entails: is this unannounced title “smaller” compared to Link’s Awakening or Breath of the Wild? As you are all acutely aware, only one of those games is 1000 hours long.
As with all leaks and rumors, Vergeben’s claim must be taken with a grain of salt. Sure, they were 100 percent accurate when they suggested Ridley, Simon Belmont, Ice Climbers, Incineroar, and Ken would make the Smash Bros. Ultimate roster before the fighter launched. However, they also said Star Fox: Grand Prix was going to be shown during the last Direct. Are we all eagerly anticipating a Star Fox/F-Zero collaboration in the near future? No, that dream has been crushed under the weight of reality.
What do you make of this gossip surrounding a new 2D Zelda? Is it too good to be true, or will Nintendo surprise everyone yet again with a second announcement regarding our beloved hero, Link? Let us know your thoughts in the comment field down below.
Arthur Damian is a writer, editor, educator, and lover of video games. Based and living in Brooklyn, NY, he has been gaming since the age of five, from the NES to the Nintendo Switch. His favorite system is the SNES, his favorite game is Chrono Trigger, and you cannot convince him otherwise. He loves dogs, rainbow cookies, Spider-Man, and songs with intricate drum patterns. Arthur is also the Editor-in-Chief at That VideoGame Blog.