Come sail away with amiibo
More information about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is trickling in, including what role amiibo will play in the game. The miniatures will still provide a drop of resources for Link upon scan, but they’ll also give you the chance to deck out Link’s glider in some fancy skins from throughout Zelda history.
As showcased on Nintendo’s social channels, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will let you scan amiibos for both materials and weapons, but also for paraglider fabric. This fabric will let you change up the look of Link’s glider, a key part of his tool set in the post-Calamity Hyrule.
Using different amiibo that Nintendo’s released, of both Link and other Zelda characters, you can don different glider apparel. There’s ones for Skyward Sword, the Breath of the Wild amiibo, and even a hauntingly beautiful Majora’s Mask glider.
Scanning amiibo from The Legend of Zelda series will also give you helpful materials and weapons. You can receive helpful materials, weapons or a paraglider fabric based on the amiibo you scanned. pic.twitter.com/DrWcOEPLkE
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 8, 2023
And we all float on anyway
Now, we’ve only seen these four so far. The tweet does say “from The Legend of Zelda series,” and there are plenty of Zelda ammibo. Between Link, Ganondorf, Zelda, and even some of the spin-off figures like that giant Guardian one, there are plenty of options.
So yes, I am hoping the adorable little Link’s Awakening amiibo has a special glider attached to it. Maybe with a Wind Fish design?
During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, we also got another, longer new look at The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It’s got a fierce blood moon, even more creepy corrupted arm teases, and a slapdash cart that looks straight out of Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts. One can only hope we see more of that.
Alongside that, we also got confirmation that Tears of the Kingdom will indeed go for $69.99, hitting that $70 price point that many modern AAA games are trending towards. At least the new Zelda is also Switch voucher eligible, so keep that in mind if you’ve been eyeing both Tears and another Switch game.