Play as Zelda in the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

Posted on June 19, 2024

During the June 2024 Nintendo Direct event, we were treated to the announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom, set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch. This latest instalment promises a fresh twist, placing Princess Zelda in the protagonist’s role as she embarks on a quest to save the kingdom of Hyrule. The game releases on 26 September 2024.

In Echoes of Wisdom, Hyrule faces strange rifts that begin to appear, causing its people to vanish mysteriously. Among the missing is the kingdom’s legendary hero, Link. With the kingdom in chaos and its saviour absent, it falls upon Princess Zelda to rescue her people and restore peace to Hyrule.

Joining Zelda on her journey is a fairy named Tri who aids her with the powerful Tri Rod. This magical device allows Zelda to create “echoes”, imitations of objects found in the environment. These echoes can be used for solutions to puzzles and combat. Players can use the Tri Rod to generate echoes like water blocks to ascend to new heights or create bridges from old beds to cross gaps. Additionally, rocks can be replicated and hurled at enemies or summon echoes of monsters to fight alongside.

Zelda looking over Hyrule in Echoes of Wisdom

The announcement has sparked excitement among fans. The Legend of Zelda series has long been celebrated for its rich storytelling, immersive worlds, and innovative gameplay. We loved Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom. Even smaller titles such as the Link’s Awakening remake, in which Echoes of Wisdom uses the same “chibi” art style, prove to be excellent experiences. Echoes of Wisdom appears to continue this tradition, bringing a novel and captivating experience to the Nintendo Switch.

As the release date approaches, more details about the game’s plot and mechanics are expected to emerge, further fuelling anticipation. The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom is set to be a must-play title for all fans of the series.