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The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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During its recent Nintendo Direct, the Japanese giant not only formalized a new Mario & Luigi, without forgetting a complete presentation of Metroid Prime 4, but fans were also able to discover… a new Zelda! Indeed, to everyone's surprise, Nintendo presented a brand new opus of this legendary saga. No remake of Minish Cap or Oracle of Ages/Seasons as some hoped, but a 100% new episode, subtitled Echoes of Wisdom. While waiting for the test, here is everything you need to know about this upcoming new opus.

Echoes of Wisdom, a new Zelda… Link’s Awakening  style!

At the start of the 2019 school year, well before the launch of Tears of the Kingdom, Nintendo offered players the long-awaited remake of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (our test of which can be found here). A revisited version, with a very unique look, which, despite some technical problems (the famous slowdowns), was able to engage the players, thanks to its childish rendering certainly, but very cute and colorful. And for Echoes of Wisdom, Nintendo wanted to use this graphic style.

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In this new Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, strange faults have appeared across Hyrule and caused the disappearance of its inhabitants… and in particular that of a certain swordsman, the valiant Link. It's now Princess Zelda's turn to come to the aid of her kingdom… and his eternal prince charming with a green cap.

In this opus, you will have to team up with the mysterious fairy Tri and use the powers of her scepter to learn how to create reproductions, also called echoes, of all sorts of things. Zelda playable in a Zelda game, with the added bonus of new original gameplay, that's the promise made by this Echoes of Wisdom.

When is The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom released

This new Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will be available on September 26 on Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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Unlike Link’s Awakening, from which it takes up the stylistic code, it is impossible to immerse yourself in the atmosphere before the release of’Echoes of Wisdom, since&# 8217;this is a 100% new opus.

Where to play the new Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom?

No surprise from Nintendo, this new The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will only be playable on the Japanese giant's consoles.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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We can enjoy the experience on a classic Nintendo Switch, but also on a Lite model, without forgetting of course the premium OLED version.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: no collector's edition but a limited edition console!

This new The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom will be offered in digital edition, but also in physical version. In terms of price, you will need to count on a price of €59.99 to afford this new episode of the saga.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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As always, some online retailers are already allowing you to get your hands on this

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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Unlike Link’s Awakening in 2019, this Echoes of Wisdom will not benefit from a collector's edition. However, Nintendo was keen to unveil a new limited edition console, in the colors of the license: the Nintendo Switch Lite Hyrule Edition.

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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No OLED or classic Switch here, since it is the Lite model, 100% portable. There we find a console with a golden dress, of course adorned with different motifs specific to the Zelda license. On board, no games, but a code to benefit from 12 months of subscription to Nintendo Switch Online + Additional Pack. Price side, .

And why not The Legend of Link exactly ?

Indeed, in this new Zelda, we will not play as the valiant Link, but rather as the famous princess. For almost 40 years, if we put aside the Philips CD-i episode (The Wand of Gamelon), if the name “Zelda” has always been highlighted, it is not this character who was controlled by the player (contrary to what some people still think today).

Also, many people believe that Nintendo missed out on a major blow, with the possibility of titling this new opus “The Legend of Link: Echoes of Wisdom “. Obviously, for the Japanese giant, it's about respecting the 'The Legend of Zelda' brand, but it could have been a very amusing wink to the fans .

The same goes for the game's subtitle, namely “Echoes of Wisdom”, which could have been, according to some players, “The Missing Link”. Indeed, for several long years now, certain games in the license have benefited from a clever play on words with “Link” (i.e. “link” in French”).

The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom: release date, collector's item... Everything you need to know about the "new Zelda"

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On Super Nintendo, we were treated to “A Link to the Past” (i.e. “a link with the past”) while on Nintendo 3DS, it’A Link between Worlds” (i.e. “a link between worlds”) which had been launched. With the disappearance of Link in this upcoming episode, Nintendo could have opted for The Missing Link (i.e. “the missing link”), but that's not the case.

Still, the new The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom is firmly expected for the end of September on Nintendo Switch. Test to come obviously in the columns of Presse-citron.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116