The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX HD taken down by Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX HD

The recently released The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX HD fan project has reportedly been taken down by Nintendo.

The fan project rebuilt the best Zelda game in HD, fully playable on Windows, and also let players zoom the camera out all the way to 1:1 scale – providing a seamless world map.

It’s believed that the original project was taken down by Nintendo because it didn’t require fans to provide their own ROM file, which any retro enthusiast knows is a no-no for fan projects like this.

An old game converted to a ROM is a grey area of game legality, where users can own and emulate ROMs from their games but not distribute them. Fan projects that mod existing ROMs are still questionable in terms of legality, but generally allowed.

Instead, the Link’s Awakening DX HD project was fully playable with its own executable file, which Nintendo reportedly claimed violates their copyright on the game.

The game’s remake with the same The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening name, was released back in 2019 for Switch. Check out our review here!



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