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Game & Watch The Legend of Zelda edition: Release date, cost, pre-order, and more

The latest special edition Zelda G&W handheld is sure to fly from shelves. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Game & Watch The Legend of Zelda edition: Release date, cost, pre-order, and more

The Nintendo Direct at E3 was arguably the highlight of a somewhat underwhelming digital edition of the gaming convention as it featured news on Breath of the Wild 2, a brand-new 2D Metroid, and more, including a special edition Game & Watch The Legend of Zelda handheld.

This special G&W version will feature plenty of content packed into a very compact device, as it features three full The Legend of Zelda games including:

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GBA)

On top of this, it also includes a special version of Vermin, a classic Game & Watch pick-up and play mini-game, featuring Link.

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That's not all this nifty retro-inspired device offers both a digital clock and timer, with the ability to interacting with them. The clock lets you traverse dungeons in the original Zelda while the timer features gameplay elements from Zelda II.

Game & Watch Zelda edition: Release date

zelda game and watch(Picture: Nintendo)

This special edition of the classic Game & Watch console will launch worldwide on 12th November. 

At the time of writing, it's unknown if Nintendo will continue to manufacture more handhelds following the release, but given their track record, expect very few units to be sold.

Game & Watch Zelda edition: Cost

The G&W Zelda edition will have a retail cost of $49.99 or the equivalent depending on your region (£44.99 in the UK).

At the moment, Nintendo has yet to reveal a potential collector's edition. We'll keep you updated if this is the case.

Where to pre-order the Game & Watch Zelda edition in the US?

There are several retailers with pre-orders already up, although most have immediately sold out minutes into the announcement. Here's a list so you can keep an eye out:

Where to pre-order the Game & Watch Zelda edition in the UK?

There is not a lot of information regarding pre-orders in the UK, with the official Nintendo store the only option thus far.