A New Version of The Legend of Zelda Just Launched on Switch

NES – Nintendo Switch Online adds The Legend of Zelda special version

It is assumed that these are the games that will get this SPecial treatment. Case in point, a new version of the NES' The Legend of Zelda was just added to the Switch's NES backlog, and this edition starts the game off with an incredibly powerful and rich Link.

You could argue giving players all the items from the get-go kind of defeats the goal of Zelda, but I can understand newer players just wanting to run around and explore Hyrule without all the stress and frustration.

Nintendo has made good on their commitment to update classic NES titles on their recently released Nintendo Switch Online platform. They'll also have access to all their equipment right from the beginning, including the White Sword, Magical Shield, and Power Bracelet. I grew up with Nintendo being the big platform, so it's like, 'Wow, we're actually doing video games for real now if we can get it on Nintendo!'

One does wonder if you wanted a more hard version, why wouldn't you just play the regular version of the game though.

The new Legend of Zelda save lets you play the original armed with tons of Rupees and items from the start.

Around the time Nintendo Switch Online launched last month, Nintendo confirmed that more NES games would be added to the service at monthly intervals. Titled "The Legend of Zelda Living the life of Luxury", the retro addition to the Switche's online catalog is a "souped-up version" that gives players an advantage over the original game. In November, we'll see Metroid, Mighty Bomb Jack, and TwinBee arrive, while December will close out the year with the additions of The Adventures of Lolo, Ninja Gaiden, and Wario's Woods.

Also, everyone who buys an Individual 12-Month Membership or a Family Membership to Nintendo Switch Online will receive a download code for exclusive in-game Splatoon 2 gear, based on the jerseys worn by the team that won the Splatoon 2 World Championship during E3 2018.

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