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Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess amiibo functions confirmed and new Zelda 3DS on the way

Dates and details for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Hyrule Warriors: Legends and a tie-in edition 3DS confirmed.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Dates and details for Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Hyrule Warriors: Legends and a tie-in edition 3DS confirmed.

None of these are quite the Zelda announcements we are waiting for, but it all looks pretty cool nonetheless.

Things kick off with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD coming to Wii U on 4th March 2016 – an update of the critically acclaimed but subsequently forgotten title that served as both a GameCube finale and Wii launch title.

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There’s still lots to discover about the HD release, not least is which version of the game is on the disc. Screenshots indicate a waggle free, GameCube experience but there’s still a chance both editions could make an appearance. Details of the game’s amiibo functionality have finally been confirmed however.

The new Wolf Link amiibo allows players to open the new Cave of Shadows bonus challenge – a new battle arena mode similar to The Wind Waker’s Cave of Ordeals. The Wolf Link amiibo can store hearts earned in the game to use while taking on the Cave of Shadows.

The game will also be compatible with five other amiibo. Link and Toon Link will refill your arrows, while the Zelda and Sheik will refill the heart gauge. Amusingly the Ganondorf figure will double the damage inflicted by enemies.

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On the 24 March, the launch of Hyrule Warriors: Legends will be accompanied by the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL Hyrule Edition. The console features an Hylian Crest design on the front and no doubt lots of gold plastic elsewhere.

Hyrule Warriors: Legends is a remake of 2013’s Wii U title but comes with new maps based on The Wind Waker and Majora’s Mask.

All fantastic, Nintendo. Now where’s Zelda Wii U?


 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be available at launch on 4th March bundled with the Wolf Link amiibo and an official soundtrack CD  – you can pre-order the game from Amazon now.

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