Nintendo UK has uploaded some more footage of the highly anticipated Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. The trailer showcases the difference between the GameCube and Wii versions which were launched back in 2006 to the remastered version which is coming to the Wii U on March 4th. It also shows how the Wii U GamePad can be used as your inventory. Be sure to check out all the features announced so far in the video, below.
Malo is back on Twitter and this time the fictional character once again had a few more details to share regarding the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. Specifically what Malo was talking about was the brand new Hero mode which is made even harder via the Ganondorf amiibo, so expect that particular figure to be hot property.
“…It’s Malo. In Hero Mode, the world becomes horizontally reversed… You also take twice the damage… You look so glad aren’t you… then stack it up with Ganondorf’s amiibo… You’ll take 4 times more damage then. …You look really glad now. So you have such a hobby eh…”
Nintendo Japan has sent out a newsletter to its customers offering them rebates on every Zelda game on the eShop to celebrate the upcoming release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wii U. What’s interesting is the newsletter contains a timeline showing how the games are all connected. You can check it out below!
Left side is the “Hero loses”-timeline, middle is “Hero wins – Child”-timeline, right is “Hero wins – Adult – Hyrule ceases to exist after a long time – hundreds of years later”-timeline.
Nintendo has published a new video for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD which gives us a better look at Wii U GamePad usage in the game. Thankfully some of it does look rather handy and should make scrolling through your inventory and selecting items just that much more quicker. The Kyoto based company also produced a video showcasing the use of the Wolf Link amiibo in the game which adds an additional dungeon.
Beautiful high-definition graphics aren’t the only things new in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. When this HD remake launches exclusively for the Wii U console on March 4, it will feature many upgrades that are sure to please fans playing through the adventure again, or newcomers who are experiencing the game for the first time.
A new item in the game called the “Ghost Lantern” has been added. This mysterious item will glow when in the same area as a Poe (a kind of ghost), making the Poe soul-retrieving quest much easier to complete. Hero Mode, a challenging new mode, can also be selected when starting a new game. In this mode, Link will take double the normal damage and there are no heart drops. In addition, if Link finds Rupees in a treasure chest while his wallet is already full, Rupees will no longer be returned to that chest. Players are also less likely to reach the limit of their wallets, as they have been modified to hold more Rupees.
Iconic moments from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, like Link riding Epona across the Eldin Bridge and Wolf Link howling at the moon, look stunning in high definition, but additional upgrades to the game make it playbetter as well. Using the Wii U GamePad controller, players can easily access their map and inventory at all times using the intuitive touch screen, as well as quickly transform into a wolf with one easy tap. Players will also be able to use the GamePad to access Miiverse (Internet access required). Miiverse posts can be decorated with dozens of new Miiverse stamps inspired by the game hidden away throughout Hyrule. Additionally, the game can be played off-TV on the GamePad. Many more updates exist in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but discovering them as you play through the legendary adventure is part of the fun.
As previously announced, all physical versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will include an intricate Wolf Link amiibo figure. Purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this amiibo figure. Using this amiibo will allow players to gain access to the challenging Cave of Shadows. Also, some of the data stored on the Wolf Link amiibo figure can also be used with The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U, which launches this year. More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future. In addition, several amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series (sold separately), including Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Toon Link, can also be tapped to the GamePad for various in-game effects.
We know that there’s a Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess manga series in the works, but when exactly is it coming? Well, we now know that it will arrive in Japan on February 8th. We’ve also been granted a look at the first image showcasing the design for Link, Wolf Link and Midna. No doubt this is going to snapped up by Japanese consumers.
Nintendo may have missed its earnings expectations for the third quarter financial results 2015 but it does have some big titles in store for gamers this year on Wii U. We’ve already seen a number of titles that have surpassed a million units sold, but what about what’s yet to come? Well Nintendo has detailed the six games announced so far with a definite 2016 release and you’ll be pleased to know that The Legend of Zelda Wii U is still on track for release on the platform this calendar year.
- The Legends of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – March 4
- Pokkén Tournament – March 18
- Star Fox Zero – April 22
- Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem – 2016
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games – 2016
- The Legend of Zelda Wii U – 2016