THIS..is the new Legend of Zelda:
Well, not quite. But it is pretty close. Coming to Nintendo Switch in Spring 2019 is Cadence of Hyrule - Crypt of the Necrodancer ft. The Legend of Zelda
As you might be able to guess from the name, this is a new Crypt of the Necrodancer game from the original developer Brace Yourself Games with Legend of Zelda characters, environments, enemies and of course music. It's also pretty significant since Nintendo is handing the reins of one of its most treasured franchises to a Western indie developer. Exciting times!
If you're looking for a more traditional Zelda experience - don't worry, Nintendo got you covered. Coming to the Switch in 2019 is a remake of the Game Boy classic Link's Awakening
Details are scarce at the moment, but other than the unique new visual style, this seems to be a fairly faithful remake of the original.
Speaking of Link's Awakening, this gives me the opportunity to share my favorite Zelda easter egg:
In Link's Awakening, sprinkling Magic Powder on a Buzz Blob transforms it into a non-hostile version that you can talk to. In the original German Game Boy version, a transformed Buzz Blob can say some..interesting things, including "Nie ohne Kondom!" ("Never without a condom!") and "Gib mir deinen Saft, ich geb dir meinen!" ("Give me your juice, I'll give you mine!"). These were later changed to more harmless phrases in Link's Awakening DX.
Oh yeah, there's also some other Zelda game on the Switch, called Breath of the Wild. If you haven't played it yet -