Nintendo announced The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons are available now for Nintendo Switch Online. These classic titles are available through the Nintendo Switch’s Game Boy app, which is exclusive to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Developed and licensed by Capcom for Game Boy Color, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons brings Link to the lands of Labrynna and Holodrum. The Hylian hero must prevent the world from withering away in two different crises that are seemingly linked together. Players may complete these games in any order, but completing both will unlock “the full saga” of the Oracle sub-series.
By linking The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons through its password system, players will notice some distinct changes between the games. For example, some characters and enemies change between the two games, items can be upgraded or transported, and “a true evil force” will make its presence known.
Here’s an overview of both Zelda titles, courtesy of Nintendo:
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Seasons Comes to Switch
In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, the Land of Labrynna has fallen into darkness. But hope remains that a hero can still prevent Veran, Sorceress of Shadows, from plunging the world into an endless night. Link is ready with a hand to lend help and the power to bend time, but his abilities also present unique challenges. If a river blocks Link’s path in the present, he can travel to the past and move a stone, redirecting the flow of water. Likewise, if he plants seeds in the past, he’ll find full-grown trees and vines waiting for him when he returns to the present. With a cast full of vivid characters, including Impa and the giant Maku Tree, and a range of iconic tools to deploy, Link must crisscross through the past in order to safeguard the future.
In The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, Link must fight to stop the power-hungry general Onox in the troubled land of Holodrum, where the harmonious cycle of nature has been disrupted. Don’t let the land slowly wither – instead, change the seasons to overcome puzzling obstacles! If Link finds a small plant at the bottom of a cliff, transform the season to spring, and use the newly grown flower to get a boost up to the top. Or when facing a deep lake, use the Rod of Seasons to shift into winter, letting Link walk over the ice. Can Link rescue the Season Spirits before all is thrown into chaos and the bountiful gifts of nature rot?