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Digital Foundry - Switch Lite Impressions + Zelda: Link's Awakening BIG Improvements + More Switch Games

Gamescom 2019 draws to a close, but the DF team had a great at the event! Join Alex Battaglia and John Linneman as they share their first impressions of the Switch Lite, tell us about the big improvements to Zelda: Link's Awakening since the E3 build, then move onto more great games including the brilliant-looking The Touryst from Shin'en Entertainment. There's something in here for Xbox One and Retro enthusiasts too!

First sub-50 minute any% speedrun in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask hit thanks to new glitch

To play us out?

The any% speedrun community for The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask just got a major shot in the arm thanks to a recently-discovered glitch. This lets a player use the Ocarina over and over again in order to access a hidden debug menu, which can be used to gain necessary items long before you should have them. Now that the trick has been discovered, you can expect many other speedrunners to put it to good use and keep whittling down the overall time.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga's 7th volume hits Japan on Aug. 28th, 2019

Twilight time

While the Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga is busy charting here in the states, the series continues its run over in Japan. The seventh installment, which you can see the cover for above, has been given a release date in Japan of Aug. 28th, 2019. It'll come to the states as well, but it's going to take quite some time for that to happen!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Shy Guy and Boo comparison

Footage for Shy Guy and Boo in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was shared by Nintendo recently. Let's see how that footage compares to the original Link's Awakening on Game Boy!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Twitter account showcases Pokey and Ghini

Touch Pokey, get Ghini

Today's Twitter update for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening gives us profiles on two more enemies. First up is the Pokey, which can be found in Yarna Desert. Pokey might look like regular cacti, but they are much more deadly! The only way to defeat them is to hit their head.

Next up are Ghini, which can be found in the Cemetery. These ghosts like to swarm around Link, but a spin attack will take them out in an instant.

Nintendo at Gamescom 2019 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening gameplay feature

Check out more adorable gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening from gamescom 2019!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Twitter update for Aug. 21st, 2019

Meet Tarin and Madam MeowMeow!

Nintendo has release two more character profiles for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. Above is Madam MeowMeow, who lives in Mabe Village, and is the owner of BowWow. She’s the only one who can keep BowWow in check, which might make her the strongest person on Koholint Island!

The second profile is for Tarin, the cheerful middle-aged man who lives with Marine. He's known around town as quite the glutton!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games available to preload in Japan

Two big games up for grabs

Two big Switch titles have just been made available to preload on the Switch eShop in Japan. Both The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening and Mario & Sonic at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games can be scooped up, which I'm sure people are interested in. Link's Awakening is priced at ¥6,458, requires 5.8 GB, supports multiple languages including English, and launches on Sept. 20th, 2019. Mario and Sonic is priced at ¥6,469, requires 6.3 GB, supports Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese, and launches on Nov. 1st, 2019.

Legend Of Zelda "Hylian Handwriting Triforce Light Up Notebook" available to preorder

You light up my life

The Legend Of Hylian Handwriting Triforce Light Up Notebook Preorder is officially licensed Zelda merchandise. You can be confident that it will be of the highest quality and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes from supporting the creators.

This sleek and stylish Legend of Zelda Triforce Light Up Notebook is ideal for use at home, at work, or at school.

The front cover features the iconic Triforce from the Legend of Zelda game series. Press the cover and see the Triforce light up!

Cover lights up when pressed (3x AG10 batteries included).
Hardbound notebook
200 lined pages
Officially licensed Legend of Zelda products

Grab yours here!

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening wins 'Best Switch Game' at the Gamescom 2019 awards

Well deserved win

We went through the various nominees for various categories at the Gamescom 2019 awards, and now we know at least one of the winners. It has been confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening has taken the award for 'Best Switch Game' at the Gamescom 2019 Awards. We haven't had the chance to play the final version, but I think it's definitely a safe pick for the winner!

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