'The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening' is set to get a remake for the Nintendo Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

The action-adventure video game was originally released in 1993 for the Game Boy as the fourth instalment of the 'Legend of Zelda' franchise and the first to be released on a handheld console, but later this year, the game will be given a makeover and released as a "new experience" on Nintendo's hybrid Switch console.

The news was announced during the latest Nintendo Direct earlier this week, and although not many details about the game were released, the trailer shows the title will retain the top-down perspective of the original, but with an updated and somewhat cutesy art style.

Unlike most games in the 'Zelda' franchise, 'Link's Awakening' isn't set in Hyrule, but rather the mysterious Koholint Island. After being shipwrecked, Link washes ashore the island and can only escape by retrieving eight magical instruments and waking the isle's guardian, the Wind Fish.

The game will mark the first 'Zelda' remake to be released on the Nintendo Switch, after 2017's brand new title 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' was one of the major games released at the time of the Switch's launch.

As of the time of writing, it's unknown when the remake will be released, but it comes as one of several Switch games announced by Nintendo during their Direct broadcast, including 'Super Mario Maker 2' - which is set to be released in June - and 'Fire Emblem: Three Houses', which will launch on July 26.