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The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch celebrates the series’ 35th anniversary

Handheld tribute includes The Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2, and Link’s Awakening

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Nintendo will launch a special Game & Watch handheld celebrating The Legend of Zelda’s 35th anniversary this November. The handheld will be available Nov. 12. The handheld follows 2020’s 35th anniversary celebration of the Super Mario Bros. franchise with a special Game & Watch launch.

The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch is $49.99 and includes 1986’s The Legend of Zelda, 1987’s Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, and 1993’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for Game Boy. There’s also an adaptation of Vermin, one of the original Game & Watch’s games, in which Link is the playable character fending off rodents, whack-a-mole style.

The unit also features a playable clock based on The Legend of Zelda, and an interactive timer based on Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. Nintendo gave a similar treatment to 2020’s Game & Watch for Super Mario Bros., which launched in November and also cost $49.99.

Update: Pre-orders for The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch are live now at Amazon, Best Buy, and GameStop.