May 15, 2020 1:13 am Published by 1 Comment

“Open your eyes…”

Just because your first Zelda adventure on the Nintendo Switch might be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wildby no means does it have to be your last! In fact, if you’re fan of the legendary Link, there is quite the line-up of games in which he is playable in and that’s precisely what we’re dedicating this guide to.

We won’t be covering the Zelda games available as part of the NES and SNES library of titles, but we will be covering every game Link is a playable character in, taking the time to remind you of the next game in the series (Breath of the Wild 2) before we then list our honorary mentions of games where Zelda themed content appears in.

Let’s do this:

 

Available Now:

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

 

Release Date: March 03, 2017 (Worldwide)

Players: 1 player

Genre: Adventure, Action, Role-Playing, Other

Game File Size: 13.5 GB

 

Forget everything you know about The Legend of Zelda games. Step into a world of discovery, exploration, and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a boundary-breaking new game in the acclaimed series. Travel across vast fields, through forests, and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the kingdom of Hyrule in this stunning Open-Air Adventure. Now on Nintendo Switch, your journey is freer and more open than ever. Take your system anywhere, and adventure as Link any way you like.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Playable Racer)

 

Release Date: April 28, 2017 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 12 players

Genre: Racing, Multiplayer, Other

Game File Size: 6.8 GB

 

Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!

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Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition

 

Release Date: March 22, 2018 (JP) / May 18, 2018 (JP) 

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fighting

Game File Size: 12.9 GB

 

Cut down enemy hordes as Legend of Zelda™ characters—in full 1080p TV mode—or in two-player on one system! Link and Zelda can battle in costumes from the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game, while Tetra and King Daphnes appear in scenes based on the Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker game. Find and care for fairies who will aid you in battle! All features and downloadable content from past versions of the game, including My Fairy mode and elements from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, can now be enjoyed in crisp HD on the Nintendo Switch™ system. This time, you won’t face the dark sorceress, Cia, alone. Command legendary heroes and villains in battle to achieve objectives as you unleash special attacks. Advance the story to unlock characters, each with their own moves and weapon types. Collect rupees and other items to upgrade weapons and craft badges, which bolster your warriors’ abilities. The fate of Hyrule rests in your hands!

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Playable Fighters)

 

Release Date: December 08, 2018 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 8 players

Genre: Action, Fighting, Multiplayer

Game File Size: 13.6 GB

 

Gaming icons clash in the ultimate brawl you can play anytime, anywhere! Smash rivals off the stage as new characters Simon Belmont and King K. Rool join Inkling, Ridley, and every fighter in Super Smash Bros. history. Enjoy enhanced speed and combat at new stages based on the Castlevania series, Super Mario Odyssey, and more!

Having trouble choosing a stage? Then select the Stage Morph option to transform one stage into another while battling—a series first! Plus, new echo fighters Dark Samus, Richter Belmont, and Chrom join the battle. Whether you play locally or online, savor the faster combat, new attacks, and new defensive options, like a perfect shield. Jam out to 900 different music compositions and go 1-on-1 with a friend, hold a 4-player free-for-all, kick it up to 8-player battles and more! Feel free to bust out your GameCube controllers—legendary couch competitions await—or play together anytime, anywhere!

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Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda

 

Release Date: June 13, 2019 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Action, Adventure, Music

Game File Size: 677 MB

 

In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Link—or even as Princess Zelda—you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule’s most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms!

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

 

Release Date: September 20, 2019 (Worldwide) 

Players: 1 player

Genre: Action, Adventure

Game File Size: 5.9 GB

 

As Link, you awaken in a strange land away from Hyrule, where animals talk and monsters roam. To uncover the truth behind your whereabouts and rouse the legendary Wind Fish, explore Koholint Island and all its trap-ridden dungeons, reimagined in stunning detail for this new release of one of the most beloved The Legend of Zelda games. Along the way, you’ll meet a hilarious assortment of charming characters to which you’ll never want to say goodbye.

In this new version of the game, the classic soundtrack has been reborn with new arrangements, and now you can equip more items at once, review key conversations, and navigate the map in new ways. Try your hand at the renovated mini-games to earn dolls based on the Super Mario series…or Chamber Stones. These unusual stones can be used to arrange your own Chamber Dungeons; each one is a puzzle in and of itself! Place chambers from dungeons found throughout the game on a series of objective-based grids… Where should the bosses go? How do you get from the entrance to the stairwell? They’re your dungeons, so arrange them however you see fit. To earn more Chamber Stones, you must conquer the main adventure’s dungeons and mini-games or tap any amiibo featuring a The Legend of Zelda character to unlock Chambers exclusive to amiibo.

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Cadence of Hyrule – Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda + Season Pass (Physical Release)

 

Release Date: October 23, 2020 (Worldwide)

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Action, Adventure, Music

Game File Size: 677 MB + DLC (Currently unconfirmed)

 

In the latest rhythmic action-adventure from Brace Yourself Games, you can enjoy the gameplay of Crypt of the Necrodancer in the setting of The Legend of Zelda series. As Link—or even as Princess Zelda—you’ll explore the randomly generated overworld and dungeons on a quest to save Hyrule. Every beat of each remixed, The Legend of Zelda tune is a chance to move, attack, defend, and more, so stay one step ahead of each enemy and boss…or face the music. From modern-looking Lynels to the Hyrulean Soldiers of old, you must master the instinctive movements of each pixel-art enemy, and strategically outstep them in rhythmic combat. So equip yourself with an arsenal of iconic Legend of Zelda items, as well as the spells and weapons from Crypt of the Necrodancer. You must be prepared to face Hyrule’s most wicked bosses, which have been transformed by magic, granting them mighty, new forms!

 

Upcoming New Adventures:

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

 

Release Date: November 20, 2020 (Worldwide)  

Players: up to 2 players

Genre: Action, Adventure, Fighting

Game File Size: 15.6 GB

 

Join the struggle that brought Hyrule to its knees. Learn more about Zelda, the four Champions, the King of Hyrule and more through dramatic cutscenes as they try to save the kingdom from Calamity. The Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity game is the only way to firsthand see what happened 100 years ago.

– Battle hordes of Hyrule’s most formidable foes –

From barbaric Bokoblins to towering Lynels, Ganon’s troops have emerged in droves. Playable heroes like Link, Zelda and more must use their distinct abilities to carve through hundreds of enemies to save Hyrule from the impending Calamity.

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

First Announced: June 11, 2019

 

Honourary Mentions:

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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate

Released: August 25, 2017 (JP) / August 28, 2018 (EU & NA)

Relevance: Zelda themed outfits for Felynes and Breath of the Wild themed armour can be worn by players

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Released: November 17, 2017 (Worldwide)

Relevance: Zelda amiibo can be used to unlock Breath of the Wild themed clothing and weapons

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Bayonetta

Released: February 16, 2018 (Worldwide)

Relevance: Zelda themed outfits and weapons can be obtained via amiibo

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Bayonetta 2

Released: February 16, 2018 (Worldwide)

Relevance: Zelda themed outfits and weapons can be obtained via amiibo

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Phantasy Star Online 2: Cloud

Released: April 04, 2018 (JP)

Relevance: A Breath of the Wild themed outfit can be obtained in-game

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection

Released: November 02, 2018 (Worldwide)

Relevance: Various Zelda connections in the form of a Cucco companion pet, a Triforce portrait frame, and an exclusive transmogrification set that dresses your heroes up as Ganondorf

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Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

Released: January 19, 2019 (Worldwide)

Relevance: In game, various Zelda t-shirts can be acquired

Ring Fit Adventure

Released: October 18, 2029 (Worldwide)

Relevance: As part of a Version 1.2.0 update, a rhythm game feature was added, which includes Zelda themed content and music tracks

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Jump Rope Challenge

Released: June 15, 2020 (NA) / June 16, 2020 (EU & JP)  

Relevance: As part of a Version 1.1.0 update, various Nintendo themed costumes were added, with one being Link in his traditional green tunic

We hope you found this guide helpful!

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