Official Zelda: Twilight Princess HD trailer explains amiibo functionality

Extra dungeon confirmed

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[Update: Nintendo has provided even more information for the dungeon. “After completing the Cave of Shadows, players can save their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo, and then use those hearts inside the Cave of Shadows to replenish life energy. After conquering the cave, players can save a record of their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo and attempt to beat their score at any time.” The “other” Zelda figures include Link, Toon Link, Zelda, and Sheik. The Links will grant arrows, and the Zeldas will refill hearts. Wolf Link will also unlock Midna weapons in Hyrule Warriors Legends.]

After weeks of speculation, we now know what functionality amiibo will have in Twilight Princess HD. The Wolf Link and Midna amiibo (one figure, pictured above) as expected will unlock a dungeon — seemingly with re-used assets as another Cave of Ordeals. In other words, it’s not a huge ordeal (ha). Using other Zelda amiibo will unlock items, and Ganondorf will make the game harder.

I know a lot of people will probably be pissed off but these features seem rather menial. I mean, for the latter figure you’re basically unlocking Hero+ Mode for $13, but again, the game is so packed already that I won’t feel like I’m missing out if I don’t have it.

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