Nintendo confirms the way in which different amiibos function in relation to the gameplay of the forthcoming The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U.
Nintendo recently released a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD that details the functionality of myriad amiibos including Link, Wolf Link, Toon Link, Ganondorf, Sheik, and Princess Zelda. Each of the figures are set to affect players’ experiences during the actual gameplay of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD in a different ways, by providing new experiences, aiding gamers when the chips are down, or increasing the title’s difficulty for those needing a challenge.
A couple of weeks ago, an Amazon leak suggested that tapping the Wolf Link amiibo would unlock the Cave of Shadow dungeon, of which Nintendo has now confirmed as containing various challenges involving the defeat of enemy waves that can only be met using Wolf Link and Midna’s abilities. Upon the Cave of Shadow’s completion, the number of hearts remaining will be recorded on the amiibo, so that players can replay the dungeon in order to best their last effort.
As far as the other amiibos are concerned, the Link and Toon Link figurines share the same ability, as both will restore arrows during gameplay, while the Ganondorf amiibo enhances Twilight Princess HD‘s difficulty by increasing the damage Link takes in combat, and finally, tapping the Princess Zelda and Sheik statues will restore any hearts lost. For those who wish to see the amiibos their features in action, check out Nintendo’s trailer below.
In addition to amiibo functionality, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is also set to have some other small gameplay changes so as to further differentiate itself beyond the original. One alteration in particular has developers including fewer Tears of Light for players to collect, reducing the amount of work gamers have to do in order to remove the “Twilight” from areas such as the Faron Province, the Eldin Province, and the Lanayru Province.
Due to the fact that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was already a fan-favorite and critically-acclaimed release for both the GameCube and Wii, it’s understandable why a lot of people are considering the revamped version of the title to be one of the most anticipated video games of 2016. In truth, with the incorporation of amiibo functionality, updated graphics, as well as producer Eiji Aonuma’s promise of Twilight Princess HD containing a unique open world experience with a surprising twist, Nintendo’s and Tantalus Media’s final product is undoubtedly a home run waiting to happen.
What do you think about the attributes of each of the amiibos working with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD? Are all of their effects enough to spark further interest in picking up the re-release upon its availability? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is set for release on March 4, 2016, exclusively for the Wii U.