Nintendo's "Nintendo Direct | E3 2021" (Nintendo Direct) was broadcast on June 16, 2021 at 1am.
It was a rush of exciting new information, watched by game fans from around the world!
In this article, we will introduce the " Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda," which was announced during the broadcast and will be released on November 12, 2021 (Friday).
What is Game & Watch?
Game & Watch was Nintendo's first portable LCD game console, released in 1980.
It featured one game per unit and was small enough to fit in one's hand.
It can be used as a watch when not playing games, hence the product name "Game & Watch.
Basically, only one game can be played per console, but the design of the console and the buttons can be specially designed for each game, making it a highly collectible and popular item.
It is called "the origin of Nintendo's games " because it is the game that started Nintendo's video game business.
New "Game & Watch" that lets you play the nostalgic "The Legend of Zelda
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the release of "The Legend of Zelda.
In this milestone year, a "Game & Watch " that can play the nostalgic "Zelda" series titles is now available!
For fans of the past, this is a special item that will allow them to look back on those days!
The "Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda" has a button layout similar to that of the Famicom (NES), with a cross-shaped keyboard and AB button.
The main unit measures 67 mm (H) x 112 mm (W) x 12.5 mm (D) and weighs approximately 68 g. It is compact and palm-sized, with a 2.36-inch full-color LCD. It's easy to carry around in a pocket, and it's a lovely size to put on a desk, etc.!
Charging is done through the USB Type-C™ terminal on the side of the device, and approximately 8 hours of game play is possible with approximately 3 hours of charging.
From the original "Zelda" to "Dreaming Island" and even "Vermin"!
Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda" includes a total of four different games.
"The Legend of Zelda" (1986)
The first is the first "The Legend of Zelda " released in 1986 on the "Family Computer Disk System".
It is the first game in the series and can be called the beginning of the "Zelda" series.
Adventure of Link" (1987)
The second game in the series, " Adventure of Link," was released in 1987 for the Family Computer Disk System.
It is a sequel to the first game, and features a side view, except when moving around the field, instead of the front view (top view) of the first game.
"The Legend of Zelda: Dream Island" (1993)
The third is "The Legend of Zelda: The Island of Dreams," which was released for the Game Boy in 1993.
It is the fourth title in the series, and a remake of this popular title was released on Nintendo Switch in 2019.
The fourth game in the series is " Vermin," the third "Game & Watch" title.
This game is based on the motif of whack-a-mole, and you can play a special version of the game in which the characters are linked.
In a certain way, you will be able to play the highest difficulty level following "Game A" and "Game B." ......?
The Legend of Zelda" and "Adventure of Link" are available in Japanese and English. The Legend of Zelda: The Island of Dreams" includes Japanese, English, German, and French versions, so you can easily compare the game with other language versions.
You can play! Zelda Clock & Short Timer
When you are not playing the game, the "Game & Watch" function can be turned into a digital clock themed on the original "The Legend of Zelda" at the touch of a button!
The fields and dungeons change according to the time of day, but the game actually follows Link's adventure to defeat Ganon over the course of 12 hours.
You can even control Link yourself!
The game also features a short timer function based on Link's adventures.
The timer can be set in one-minute increments up to a maximum of 10 minutes, and you can also control Link and compete with him to see how many enemies he defeats in that time.
So this can be enjoyed as both a game and an interior decoration!
Now available for pre-order at My Nintendo Store and elsewhere!
Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda" is scheduled to go on sale on November 12 (Friday).
The "Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda" is scheduled to go on sale on Friday, November 12.
This time, there is no indication of "limited time production," but if you want one, make sure to pre-order to make sure you get it!
|Outline of the product|
|Product name||Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda|
|Release date||November 12, 2021 (Friday)|
|Suggested retail price||5,480 yen (including tax)|
|CERO||B (for ages 12 and up)|
|Set includes|| Game & Watch main unit: 1 unit
USB charging cable: 1 pc
|Size||67mm (H) x 112mm (W) x 12.5mm (D)|
|Screen||2.36-inch full-color LCD|
|Clock function|| Always on while power is being supplied from the USB Type-C™ terminal.
When power is not being supplied, the watch can be constantly displayed if the "AUTO SLEEP" function is set to off.
Monthly difference ±30 seconds (when used at an air temperature of 25°C)
|Built-in battery|| Lithium-ion battery / Rechargeable via USB Type-C™ terminal
The built-in battery is not removable.
|Battery Duration|| Approximately 8 hours of game play and clock display are possible with approximately 3 hours of charging.
*This is an approximate time estimate. Battery life may vary depending on the device settings and usage conditions.
The "Nintendo USB AC Adapter" (sold separately) is required for charging. When using a product other than the "Nintendo USB AC Adapter" for charging, please read the instruction manual of the product you are using carefully and follow the precautions for proper use.
We have not tested the operation of products other than the "Nintendo USB AC Adapter" and cannot guarantee the safety of such products.