We're all excited for the upcoming remake of Link's Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. But it may be better than we ever imagined. New evidence has arisen, pointing toward the possibility of multiplayer functionality.
When the game was announced at the end of the most recent Nintendo Direct, we saw plenty of footage, but nothing "different" per se. Don't get us wrong, the updated graphics are fantastic and the improved sound direction is super pleasant, but it all showed gameplay footage that aligns perfectly with the original Game Boy game from 1993. As far as we could tell, they didn't actually change much about the game.
Then we saw this:
First discovered by Queen Kirby Pupupu on Twitter, the official Nintendo page for the game lists some details about it, including the number of players being listed as "to be determined."
The original 1993 game was exclusively single player. So everyone assumed the remake would be the same. If that was the case, and the game was developed exclusively for single player gameplay, then wouldn't the number of players easily be determined to be one?
The way we see it, it might be one of two ideas. The first idea is a simple co-op experience, where a friend could join and help in the main story. The other idea is more of a multiplayer mini-game mode, similar to the games available on the DS title Phantom Hourglass.
We understand that this is by no means a confirmation of a multiplayer mode, nor what such a mode would even be like. But this does provide some implication toward the idea. If the game DID introduce a multiplayer feature, how would you want it to work?
disclaimer: the above image was photoshopped as a concept, and is not real, unaltered game footage.