Link's finest adventure, re-Awakened

Wow! This looks pretty heavy! You won't be able to lift it with just your bare hands...

One of gaming's most beloved adventures is coming to Nintendo Switch this year. Yes, Alex Kidd in Miracle World is finally getting an airing on Nintendo's beloved hybrid c- (touches earpiece) what? Link's Awakening!? You're joking!! Alright, I'm on it.

Yes, after 26 years of being delightful, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is finally getting a long-rumoured remake. And I hate it. Every frame of the trailer was a new affront. I'm so close to this game that I cannot tolerate any new take on it. There isn't a single change, no matter how minor or insignificant, that won't inspire truly vitriolic rage in me. Stop touching Link's Awakening! You're ruining it! Though... I suppose it would be nice if accidentally grazing a rock didn't trigger the Power Bracelet dialogue... and maybe they could trim the text when you grab a Piece of Power or Guardian Acorn... and make it so you don't need to switch items quite so much. Ooh! And they could tighten up that giant fish fight, too. But they'd BETTER NOT.

Exaggerated luddism aside, this looks like an extremely faithful recreation of the truly magical Game Boy cartridge. No doubt it's going to be absolutely joyous to play, a magnificent experience all round with plenty of quality of life changes to smooth other the more esoteric cracks in the original game. And yet... it's not going to be the same, is it? A game like Link's Awakening just can't be done over. It's not possible. Literal sorcery must have gone into its development back in 1993. Do such magicks still exist in the world? What if it's slightly different? How many will have to die??

Ahem. Of course I meant to say: the Link's Awakening remake looks good and I can't wait to buy it. (Involuntary eye twitch) Gibber.