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The Legend Of Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom Is Coming This Year And Stars Zelda As The Hero

The Legend of Link, then?

Nintendo aired its promised June Nintendo Direct overnight, giving us around 40 minutes of new announcements, updates, trailers and releases for the Switch.

One massive surprise announcement for the Direct was the announcement of The Legend Of Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom, a brand-new top-down adventure where Zelda herself is the hero of the day, on a mission to save Link and Hyrule itself.

Zelda will be equipped with the “Tri-rod” as her main tool in the game, which is a magical device able to create “Echo” copies of objects in the world to solve puzzles. The same will go for battles, where Zelda can create Echoes of monsters to fight enemies on her behalf, or just copy things to chuck at the bad guys.

The Legend Of Zelda: Echoes Of Wisdom launches on September 26th, 2024, and a special edition Nintendo Switch Lite will also release alongside the game.

Take a look at the reveal trailer for Echoes Of Wisdom below:

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Here’s what Nintendo has to say about the game:

It’s up to Zelda and her wisdom to save the kingdom of Hyrule in a brand-new story in The Legend of Zelda series. The people of Hyrule are being stolen away by strange rifts that have appeared, with a certain swordsman among the missing. Team up with the mysterious fairy, Tri, and use the power of the Tri Rod to create echoes – imitations of things found in the environment. Then recreate those echoes whenever you like to solve puzzles and defeat enemies. Use echoes of water blocks to reach new heights, make bridges out of old beds, throw rocks at foes – or find your own creative combination of echoes to do things your way. You can even create echoes of monsters to fight at your side in combat. Join Zelda in her quest to rescue Hyrule when The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom launches for Nintendo Switch on Sept. 26.