The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has been reviewed by Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu. Their review score appears to fall behind recent Zelda games.
Nintendo has set a review embargo for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening that is just a day behind its official launch date. This means that most of the critics will be only able to publish their review within 24 hours of the launch. However, this doesn’t apply to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu which has published their review score for the game ahead of its launch.
Famitsu tends to rate games based on four different reviewers. Each of the reviewers gives the game a rating that is out picked on a scale of 1 out of 10. The combined score average is then taken into account as the final review score.
In the case of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, they have given it a score of 9/9/9/8, which when combined gives us 35/40 as the overall score. It is not a bad average if we take into account the reviews that Famitsu has usually given for games, but it is lower than the recent Zelda games.
As for Zelda: Link’s Awakening, it is not exactly a new game but a remake of the classic Game Boy spin-off that was developed by Nintendo. This seems to be a faithful remake that brings every aspect of the original game with completely retouched visuals and art style to a new platform. It will be released on September 20, 2019, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
Nintendo first announced the game during the E3 Direct this year. It is not the only Zelda game that they have in development for the Nintendo Switch as a sequel to Breath of the Wild was also confirmed to be in development.