Nintendo has slyly released an exclusive revamped version of The Legend of Zelda to subscribers of its newly launched Switch Online platform. The release was nestled alongside Solomon’s Key, NES Open Tournament Golf, and Super Dodge Ball, all of which yesterday joined the Online service’s rapidly expanding catalogue of NES games.
This special ‘souped-up’ edition of arguably one of the best NES titles called The Legend of Zelda: Living The Life of Luxury! grants players a bonus amount of rupees and a few select items as well as a full gear set including the magical shield, power bracelet, blue ring, and white sword.
The Legend of Zelda is notoriously difficult from the get go with many a player bemused by the inherent challenge of even starting out. The new edition gives players a bit of breathing room as they come to terms with how the game works and start off their adventure.
As the blurb posted by Nintendo on Switch Online says ‘if Ganon’s still giving you a hard time, the power of money will overcome! just buy yourself some more items and give it another shot’. That’s not all. Complete the game once and unlock harder difficulty mode ‘Second Quest’.
The news is unexpected and a nice surprise for subscribers who may want to revisit the game that kicked into motion a three-decade long franchise culminating with 2017’s masterpiece The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.