Link's Awakening was my first, and personal favorite 2D Zelda. When I saw the opening cinematic from the new trailer my thought was that I'm getting the Zelda art style I've always wanted! Something reminiscent of the hatchy promotional art from the original LA done in a 2D hand drawn style (maybe with a mix of Zac Gorman's Zelda comic art):
I'm always a little let down when Nintendo sticks with 3D art for their 2D games. My first impression when I saw the gameplay art was that it felt a bit like A Link Between Worlds. Although, it's starting to grow on me. ALBW never had a world so sharp, and I like Link's dot-eyed face. Maybe these cut scenes will be the closest I ever get to the Zelda I want, I'm excited to see more.
The contrasting art styles actually make sense considering the nature of Koholint Island.
I hope the game itself will be more than a straight forward remake of a game I've played through a few times. I'd appreciate some surprises beyond streamlining and modernizing the game play. The biggest suprise would be if it's less than $80 CND.
I know there's not much information to go on right now, but feel free to share your first impressions.