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Famitsu sheds light on Zelda: Twilight Princess HD’s amiibo features

Posted on January 19, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Wii U | 0 Likes

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD appears to be in this week’s Famitsu once again. While last week’s article was only a recap of the game as a whole, the latest issue touches on some new features. Leaks stemming from Famitsu talk about amiibo functionality.

Using the Wolf Link amiibo at a certain place will allow you to play “Thorough Battle: Trial of the Beast” (perhaps this is the Twilight Cave we heard about last week). If you clear this while owning the “Giant Wallet”, you’ll earn the “Bottomless Wallet”. This lets you hold up to 9,999 Rupees, compared to Giant Wallet’s maximum of 1,000. The leak also mentions something about how Link’s health inside normal dungeons can be recovered by the amount of hearts you preserved in the exclusive dungeon (which I assume is this one).

Aside from that, as previously mentioned, you can import some of the data from Twilight Princess HD into the upcoming, brand new Zelda game. The importable contents are unknown as of now, but only the Wolf Link amiibo is capable of storing data to import.

When it comes to other amiibo, players can read other Zelda-related figures for extra effects that can be done once per day. Link and Toon Link fully replenish arrows, Zelda and Sheik completely restore hearts, and scanning Ganondorf means you’ll receive twice as much damage from enemies.

There are a final few tidbits that we want to mention. However, keep in mind that this part of the leak was very vague. I’m hoping we can clear this part up once we get our hands on Famitsu tomorrow.

In any case, there’s talk about the Wolf Link amiibo having a record of journeys. Their numbers can be saved, and by only touching it (the amiibo?) you can continue the adventure. It doesn’t mean you can save into a different save data though. So… yeah. Confusing. We’ll take another look at this tomorrow!

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  • theFooFighter

    Damn it they really are locking content behind amiibo

    • KnightWonder

      Optional content.

      • theFooFighter

        Still content being locked behind an additional pay wall

        • Jose

          and it’s major bs.

      • Scott

        All content is optional. That does not justify scamming completionists just to have a complete base game.

        • 75th

          Nah, all content’s not optional. If they had locked the Cave of Ordeals or some other part of the original game behind an amiibo, THAT would have been skeezy. As it is, you get exactly what it says on the tin — “Twilight Princess HD” — with no amiibo. With amiibo, you get more than “Twilight Princess HD”.

          Which is not to mention that from the sound of it, you get the required amiibo for free if you buy the physical version of the game. Sucks for people who buy it digitally, but if perceived money-grubbiness is your problem, the retail version avoids it.

          • Scott

            I don’t think that just because this game is a remake with additional content that that means the game should be considered complete without that content.

            Twilight Princess on the GC and the Wii would be considered complete without it because those versions never had said content, but the Wii U remake has this new content served up as a part of the game itself. It’s as much a part of Twilight Princess HD as any other dungeon to the original Twilight Princess.

    • Wendigo

      Ugh Nintendo can never win. They make amiibo do minor things avid people complain about them not being valuable. They make them do major things and people scream “DLC”
      Can you people make up your minds already?

      • ???

        Exactly. And it’s not like they are taking a new dungeon out of a small game. I think the original TP had ten dungeons and the cave of ordeals. Even if you don’t have or can’t find the Wolf Link amiibo, there are still a lot more dungeons to complete.

        • MagcargoMan

          >justifying locking an entire dungeon behind a paywall

      • theFooFighter

        When did I say I want amiibo to unlock major things?

        • SecretX

          If it isn’t you it’s another person asking for it.
          Some fans are tired of hearing people whine.

          • theFooFighter

            My question is who the hell asks for on disc day 1 dlc

          • pollo20x6

            Whoever wants it?

          • theFooFighter

            Who the hell wants to pay more money for stuff they already own when they bought the disc

          • BillyHatcherTheKid

            If you’re buying this disc then you’re getting the amiibo with it.

          • theFooFighter

            There’s no ways that’s going to last forever

          • BillyHatcherTheKid

            So it’s an early adopter’s bonus.

          • theFooFighter

            Which makes it every n worse because the amiibo and in turn the content will not be as easily available in the future

          • NinetalesCommander

            For your information, most day 1 DLC is made after the original product was completed.
            You are aware that even after a game has been completed it still has to go through the publishing phase, right?
            This is why all day 1 DLC like with Mario Golf World Tour was not on the cartridge.
            Take a look at Zelda Twilight Princess HD, it’s due out in as short as March so the original game must be done by now. It’s likely that all the Wolf Link Content is being made after the original game was done.

          • theFooFighter

            Oh I wasn’t aware you were a member of Nintendo’s development staff. Are you willing to share any more of your insider knowledge or are you making assumptions and pulling info out your butt

          • NinetalesCommander

            I may not work for Nintendo but I have listened to actual companies state this fact.
            During the final presentation of Super Smash Bros, Sakurai himself said that it’s natural for companies to work on day 1 DLC after the original game was completed.
            I would not say such things if I had not heard it from the officials myself.

          • theFooFighter

            That’s all fine and dandy but this isn’t traditional dlc this is content already on the disc of download being locked behind an additional pay wall

        • nov4cane

          They didn’t create additional content for any other HD re-release. They’re creating additional, optional content (that obviously isn’t major seeing as Twilight Princess is a complete title disregarding this content) that you can buy or not buy. You aren’t entitled to receive things for free. If you were going to buy the HD re-release before this news was mentioned, then nothing has changed. Not to mention you’re just assuming that they’re going to stop bundling the game with the figure.

          • theFooFighter

            Twilight princess stopped being a complete title when they decided to create additional content for the hd release (something that is common for re releases) and locked it behind an additional and hard to find pay wall. There is simply no ways this game is going to be packaged with the amiibo forever, that simply isn’t going to happen and guess what isn’t accessible when the amiibo is no longer bundled

          • MagcargoMan

            Nintendo fanboys have sunk to a new low, defending stuff like this. Can’t want for Skyward Sword HD with three new dungeons locked behind an amiibo.

      • The best thing to do is to make this “Twilight cave” available to everyone– but with the amiibo you can enter it at any time or something.

        And that is the exact problem. If content is gonna be locked away, at least give the others a way to enter it.

        • Wendigo

          Then people would complain about Amiibo not being valuable again
          Just as when some complained that Pokken’s Shadow Mewtwo amiibo card only unlocks the character immediately, without the Amiibo you can unlock the character through gameplay. Some felt this cheapened the cards value.

          As I’ve said, Nintendo can’t win

          • link2metroid

            It’s easy to win. Keep amiibo away from games. There’s absolutely no need for them. It’s a money making scam. I’ll be glad when they die.

          • tibarion

            Content.On.The.Disc.Is.Locked.Behind.DLC

            I’d ask you to let that sink in, but I can see this is a Nintendo site so, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise, almost everyone here are fanboys. And fanboys rabidly fight against ANY legit criticism. I don’t believe people wanted THIS when they said Amiibos weren’t valuable (and I’ve NEVER heard the majority saying this btw) and neither do I believe Nintendo is doing this out of the kindness of their heart. It’s just another way to milk their audience

          • BillyHatcherTheKid

            So if they pack the amiibo in with the game, does that make it OK?

          • Wendigo

            For the love off… OF COURSE ITS ON DISC!
            I mean good lord, how would it not be
            Like, goddamn

          • link2metroid

            amiibo shouldn’t be doing anything. They’re a scam.

          • Douglas McCunn

            Then don’t buy them! I don’t really use them, but my son thinks it’s just amazing to have a toy that is interactive with his games. Maybe you think they’re a scam, but maybe Nintendo wasn’t exactly marketing them towards adults who spend their days playing games and complaining on the Internet.

          • MagcargoMan

            There’s a game called Animal Crossing Amiibo Party. You can’t play it without an amiibo. Sounds like you’d love it.

          • Wendigo

            You are really quite stupid

          • MagcargoMan

            Says the guy who is willingly letting himself be scammed and couldn’t even come up with a proper rely to other other comment.

          • Wendigo

            You wouldn’t respond to a proper comment
            Why waste my energy

          • MagcargoMan

            You wouldn’t make a proper comment.

          • Wendigo

            So you’ve somehow missed all my other comments on this article then
            That speaks volumes about your intelligence
            We’re done here

          • MagcargoMan

            I’ve read the entire page. There’s no good justification for holding the very few bits of actual new content behind a physical unlock key.

          • Douglas McCunn

            It’s extra content that doesn’t even have to exist, plus the game comes bundled with the amiibo, so what is the issue? It’s like if a band releases a standard version of an album, and a deluxe. Edison; the deluxe version has extra content, so you pay a little more than, because how large is your sense of entitlement that you think you should just get things for free?!
            Should they ever stop bundling the amiibo with the game, well,there’s this lovely thing called the Internet which makes it so amiibos are not “hard to find,” as someone described them. Seriously, complaining about this is just absurd

      • link2metroid

        It’s easy to win. Let amiibo crawl back to the hole it crawled out of. How did we ever survive without amiibo before it came about? I’m a massive Nintendo fan but amiibo is a scam and I’ll call a spade a spade.

        • LordDisco

          Amiibo aren’t going to crawl back into any hole. They are popular, and they are making Nintendo a decent amount of money. Because of that, you can imagine Nintendo is trying very hard to better implement the product so they can make them seem more valuable.

          It’s a product, and I honestly think Nintendo was not aware of how popular the amiibo were going to be. This would explain the major lack of features early on and the constant running out of stock for many of the amiibo.

          And what you call a spade, someone else can call a heart. It doesn’t make anything absolute. If someone loves to collect amiibo for the pure value of collection, then that’s their thing. If someone just wants a Yarn Yoshi amiibo because they are so darn cute, then that’s their thing. If someone doesn’t want the amiibo and just wants to enjoy their game, then that’s their thing. We shouldn’t judge a product as being a “scam” because we don’t personally like it.

          To be honest, I did the same thing when Pokemon first came out. I made fun of people wasting their money on cards, silly accessories on their Gameboys, and buying figures that literally did much of nothing in only a couple Pokemon side-games. Does this make my opinion correct? Of course not. My opinion was in poor taste, because I just didn’t like the product.

          What I’m saying is that complaining about it isn’t going to solve anything, and hoping that the product dies off is bad for the company that you claim to be a “massive” fan of. Nintendo is still a company and needs to make money to continue competing against Sony and MS, so these amiibo are helping Nintendo to accomplish this.

          • MagcargoMan

            “I honestly think Nintendo was not aware of how popular the amiibo were going to be”

            They were cashing in on the Skylanders/Disney Infinity gravy train. They knew the money would be rolling in.

          • LordDisco

            Just because they were cashing in on the idea of Skylanders and Disney Infinity doesn’t mean that the concept was going to be gold. If Nintendo really believed amiibo were going to be just as successful as those franshises, they would have clearly produced more product. They obviously didn’t. They played it safe and realized quickly that they had a gem.

            Once again, they are a business. If they knew amiibo were going to have the money rolling in, they would have invested more heavily into them. They are finally starting to do so, and it’s obvious they are trying to integrate them more.

        • Fatalframe4

          You realize Nintendo’s been doing this for years and way before amiibos right?

        • BigCoqSurprise

          Before amiibo you survived buy buying expansion disks and you didn’t complained and i’m pretty sure you were even excited about it 😉

      • Scott

        As long as they’re not withholding content behind amiibo I’m happy.

        So far, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Tennis have been the only games to do that.

        • link2metroid

          There’s plenty of others, Splatoon, Mario Party 10, Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush, Super Mario Maker, etc.

          • MagcargoMan

            Splatoon locks missions and gear behind amiibo.

            Mario Party 10 locks an entire mode that’s closer to proper Mario Party gameplay than the main game modes behind amiibo.

          • Cyber_Akuma

            Mario Maker locks hundreds of costumes behind them, as well as an exclusive powerup. Kirby lets you CHEAT by using them.

          • Scott

            All of those games locked content behind amiibo. Super Mario Maker was acceptible because you could unlock the costumes without needing the amiibo.

        • Wendigo

          Without amiibo you can’t have trainable ais in either of those games. So, wtf is your comment?

          • Scott

            The trainable AI is custom made by the player, like say, a custom stage, custom fighter or a personal high score, aka something that you can’t have “complete” because it’s always changing.

            Official content is unchanging and permanent, like an official stage or character or a feature. Now, you’re right in part. You do require an amiibo to use the trainable AI feature, but since the trainable AI itself has no purpose and can’t be “completed” you can still consider the game as complete without the feature.

      • MagcargoMan

        I don’t recall any fans asking for Nintendo to enter the toys-to-life scam in the first place?

        • Wendigo

      • Cyber_Akuma

        Look at Smash, that is a GREAT example of what to do with Amiibos. The whole point of Amiibos is to “bring your toy to life”, to actually have them store data so it’s not just some unlock chip for something but actually is unique to you. Smash did this PERFECTLY, absolutely NOTHING in that game needed an Amiibo, not even a single one of the 140 challenges, and they were configurable and trainable by you.

        But far FAR too many games are using them in a read-only method that in no way plays on the fact that you are putting “your toy into the game” and simply just unlock something for you, or in some cases even just let you cheat, by scanning one in.

        Content should NOT be locked behind them, especially not content that in no way really relates to the figure or basically doesn’t interact with it in any way. When people asked for them do more, they sure as hell didn’t mean “Essentially make them on-disk DLC keys”

        • Wendigo

          You’re conveniently forgetting about Wolf Link’s interaction with Zelda U with TPHD’s data

      • JuneBug81

        I’ve consistently wanted them to NOT “do major things.” I made up my mind when Amiibo were first announced. Minuscule, optional content that doesn’t impact my sense of ownership and completionism? Fine. Major content like this? Not okay with me.

      • Keanine

        Different crowds. I personally didn’t mind amiibo when they first released because it mainly unlocked cosmetic content and were nice for collectors. Now, it’s just dlc with (extremely) limited stock, so less people can experience the full game, and the people that do have to pay extortionate amounts.

    • Mike Ivans

      They’re also making the core game price cheaper though, and from the looks of things, the Amiibo bundle will be in steady supply.

      • link2metroid

        They’re not making it cheaper. It’s $50 digitally to buy this remaster of a 10 year old game.

        • Drybonekoopa85

          So what? Sony AND Microsoft charge you the same for old games. At least with this we get something extra.

          • link2metroid

            So because Sony and Microsoft do it that makes it alright? No!

          • Sunny11

            Not full price no. Let’s see now, from Sony launch prices Nathan Drake Collection (3 games) $50, Beyond Two Souls Remastered $20, Gravity Rush Remastered $25
            Microsoft MCC Collection at launch was $50 remastered 5 games WITH multiplayer on all, impressive, Gears of War Remaster $30

        • Mike Ivans

          $50 now isn’t worth what $50 was 10 years ago compadre. Also, I’d be shocked if they didn’t do a physical non-special edition version in NA.

    • NinetalesCommander

      If they made it so that the content amiibos unlock can be gained through the game itself, it literally destroys any reason to buy the amiibo itself.

      Look at it from Nintendo’s perspective; “Hey guys! Look at this new Wolf Link amiibo! If you have this and Zelda Twilight Princess HD, you can access special additional content! Oh but you don’t need to buy it, it can still be unlocked in the game”.
      See what’s wrong here? They would be literally shooting down their own business choices and their own means of making profit.
      If you don’t care about the amiibos, don’t buy them, it’s that simple.

      • theFooFighter

        That’s what they did for Mario maker and pokken tournament why can’t the same apply to twilight princess

        • NinetalesCommander

          Pokken Tournament is not being made by Nintendo so that does not count.
          As for Super Mario Maker, they were just 8-bit costumes that work on a single style, do you honestly believe people would buy amiibos for something so small? This is exactly why I have not bothered with any of the Animal Crossing amiibos, Mario Maker is pretty much the only good game that they work with.
          Zelda Twilight Princess HD on the other hand is a totally different story, the amiibo unlocks a full dungeon and apparently has a function with the upcoming Zelda Wii U so how you can compare that to simple 8-Bit costumes is beyond me,

          • theFooFighter

            Minor things 8 bit costumes are the only kinds of content that should be locked behind amiibo. I have no clue who so many people are trying to justify practices like this. If capcom or EA did the exact same thing except just charged money for it instead of linking it to an amiibo the internet would probably meltdown

      • MagcargoMan

        “Look at it from Nintendo’s perspective”

        Okay.

        Exec 1: Hey guys, you know that new dungeon we added?
        Exec 2: Yeah?
        Exec 1: Wouldn’t it be great instead of just placing it in the game and adding something significantly new to entice players to buy our HD rerelease, we just locked it behind a cheap-looking figurine?
        Exec 2: But why?
        Exec 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoYWdHe4tQ4

    • BillyHatcherTheKid

      The game is sold with the amiibo so I don’t know what the big deal is. Ha, I double checked and the bundle is on Amazon for $48, so that’s cheaper than the digital version.

    • Christian Beach

      Calm down, it’s just DLC in physical form.

  • jakeoti

    Scan Ganondorf every day.

    Very curious about that info that needs to be cleared up, though. Sounds like it’ll be something that benefits from Wolf Link actually being an amiibo, and not just being what could be DLC or a free add-on.

    • gigamario

      My guess is you just save the progress of the Twilight Cave directly into the amiibo and not into the save file on Wii U.

  • Reggie

    I kind of figured that “Twilight Cave” would be a wolf-only dungeon. But it works, I’d kinda like to see that form of Link get more substantial use.

  • Ninboy

    So Nintendo re-releases a full game (You know, that Twilight Princess complete game that is being sold since 2006), upgrades some textures and it’s not a full game because they bundled new content behind real life DLC?

    I mean… All the new content doesn’t make the old game “incomplete”. People just like to complain.

    • Eric Weichhart

      If the physical game comes with the amiibo… What is the problem?

      The only problem with that would be for those who buy the digital game (like me), so I hope it will be released cheaper on eShop.

      • It’ll be $50 on eShop instead.

        And yeah, people complain, but it isn’t like multiple stores haven’t tried their hardest to get the bundle version to people with multiple opportunities to do so. It’s not like the Fire Emblem Fates SE where people had one shot and that was it– I literally see the TP HD bundle go back up for sale like once or twice a week on Amazon.

    • MagcargoMan

      So Nintendo re-releases a game and just upgrades the graphics/textures to the bare minimum, and it’s okay to lock the seemingly only piece of new significant content behind a plastic paywall?

      I mean… simply updating the visuals and nothing else for a game that will look just as nice (or even better) on Dolphin doesn’t justify holding back what little new content is added. People just like to be sheep.

  • ???

    Wait, so Ganondorf is hero mode? Or will there still be hero mode and you can use Ganondorf to make enemies deal 4x the damage?

    • WarioForever

      I think yes, hero mode + ganondof hard mode, 2×2 damage……. sh*t, cave of ordeals will become a living hell… 4 darknuts……………………

      • ???

        Suddenly being able to fully replenish health and get items doesn’t sound too bad.

        • WarioForever

          lol that’s true!

      • Reggie

        Wait, this is the first time I’m hearing about a Hero Mode AND a Ganondorf Hard Mode?

    • Carlos

      I hope it’s the latter. Then people will stop complaining it’s so easy.

    • Joe

      This would be fantastic

  • link2metroid

    A bigger wallet? Bbbooorrrriiinnnggg!!! ZZZZZZZZZ

    • WarioForever

      I wonder which other item would people like…

    • Indielink

      I shudder to think of the amount of complaining you would do on these boards if it was a legitimate item being found in this dungeon.

    • Advance*

      Negative comment alert

    • Wendigo

      So making the Poe soul side quest actually worth it is boring to you?

      Oh wait, you’re that guy who called Splatoon’s controls bad… Why’d I even bother?

      • link2metroid

        Splatoon’s motion controls ARE $H1T€.

        • Wendigo

          Lol ok suuure

          • link2metroid

            Everyone has an opinion and that’s mine. It’s not fun or accurate waving a brick around.

          • Wendigo

            Wait, you think Splatoon’s motion controls work like Wii Remote waggle? xD

          • link2metroid

            No.

  • Realm25

    I already have a Link Amiibo, so I’ll enjoy getting more arrows without needing to grind.

    But now I need to buy a Ganondorf Amiibo. Dang it.

    • WarioForever

      Me too. I don’t have a single amiibo, but I must have that Ganondorf, SO THAT I CAN HAVE A CHALLENGE!

  • link2metroid

    You shouldn’t have to buy any amiibo. All this content is locked on the disc behind a paywall.

    • Indielink

      You don’t know that the new dungeon is on disc. It could still be infinished and be a later download.

      • link2metroid

        BS comment alert.

        • Indielink

          uhhhhhh okay?

        • tibarion

          I think a more accurate description is “Apologetic Fanboy,” but I guess that’s pretty redundant.

      • Scott

        If that were the case, packing in an amiibo that doesn’t even do anything yet with the retail release would be a very, very poor marketing decision.

        What if somebody didn’t have a compatible internet connection and were ultimately stuck with a useless piece of plastic?

    • Joseph Behm

      You don’t have to buy the amiibo. You still get the full original game without it.

      • MagcargoMan

        So instead he can buy a game he can get exactly the same on Gamecube or Wii, but with a bare-minimum HD upgrade? Brilliant.

    • BillyHatcherTheKid

      It’s locked on the disc behind a paywall of buying the physical disc to get the amiibo that comes with the game?

    • timZ117

      you dont get to say what you should and shouldnt have to buy. stop being such an annoying entitled person.

  • Bcardia

    Wow, all these options you only get to enjoy if you are interested in these sh#tty toys. If Nintendo really needs to go the disgusting on-disc DLC route, then they should at least make it available for everyone at a reasonable price. Now I have to pay 26€ to get the extra dungeon + Ganon Hard-mode.

    • link2metroid

      I agree.

    • WarioForever

      Maybe e-Shop will have some DLC bundle, but maybe… let’s wait for more information.

    • Toby Beverleyead

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    • Drybonekoopa85

      Then don’t buy the game… simple as that.

      • tibarion

        You can still like the game and want it to be better through criticism. Telling people to not buy it is such a copout out of an argument when player feedback can makes games better.

        • Reggie

          Companies tend to listen more to the language of money though. Not buying would speak loudly just as well, if not more.

      • Bcardia

        Your comment doesn’t even make any sense here. Please think twice before clicking on the post-button.

  • Joe

    Wow.
    TPHD may get me to buy amiibo (looking at you Ganon) for the first time. Well played Nintendo.

    • You haven’t bought even one yet?

      • Joe

        No. I wouldn’t display them or play with them, so I’d be buying them for in game stuff only, and there hasn’t been anything compelling enough yet for me personally.

        • Ah I see. I’ve seen you comment on a lot of stuff so I guess I just assumed you had bought a few.

    • Bcardia

      You are about to pay 13€ just for increased difficulty, something that should be available for everyone from the beginning.
      Just think about it for a moment, guys. 13(!) freaking bucks just for more difficulty. Not even EA or Capcom were ever THIS bad when it came to additional content. Seriously, wtf Nintendo…

  • Joe

    Increasing difficulty and increasing wallet size at the same time seems counterproductive.

    • WarioForever

      Hmmmm, could you explain a little more? I think I know what you mean but please, do tell.

      • Joe

        For example, hero mode on WWHD was (for me) a great difficulty level *at the beginning of the game*. Once I had bottles and money it felt like unlimited hearts because I could buy and stock whatever I wanted.

        Hero + Ganon mode with 4X hits and maybe an even more limited wallet, or harder to find rupees, or everything costs more – then we’d be talking.

        • Realm25

          You can likely only get that wallet late game, and Zelda’s the type of game that should make you feel more capable by the end of the game anyway. You could still play the game Amiiboless, too.

          Besides, the x4 damage and no heart drops will help and will make you want to get a lot of rupees for once, as well as get the magic armor. If it’s designed like WWHD, it will also drain more rupees with higher damage. Besides, you can still only take 4 bottles with you.

          • Joe

            Yeah, good point. Sounds great.

  • Yolkghost

    I honestly don’t see everyone’s problem – it’s the same Twilight Princess you know and its still a full game. There’s no real content that you need considering they mainly act as optional upgrades to make the game easier/ harder. Besides from what i’ve heard TP has enough dungeons as is, so what’s the issue?

    • MagcargoMan

      “so what’s the issue?”

      That Nintendo’s locking actual new content that gives this game more incentive to be purchased behind a paywall?

      • Yolkghost

        Since I was debating purchasing it (never played the original) it doesn’t really phase me since its all in all new stuff to me anyways. But I mean if you thought about purchasing the game beforehand this… shouldn’t phase you because of that, like I said its still the twilight princess you know. If you weren’t before hand, then its whatever.

  • Ricky Alan Quebedeaux

    So the only people are really screwed are the digital buyers unless they sell the Wolf Link Amiibo separately or give the extra dungeon as free DLC.

    • Wendigo

      They are selling separately. But if you do want the Amiibo, might as well get the physical version and save some room on your Wii Us paltry hard drive

      • Shroomy

        Even though it’s very likely, it isn’t confirmed if it will ever be sold separately, let alone at launch. And many people have gotten a hard drive long ago. The real irony is that Wind Waker HD was exclusive to digital for 2 weeks when it first came out, now digital buyers are possibly being shafted.

        • Wendigo

          Alright, I must have been hallucinating then when I saw the Wolf Link amiibo in the coming soon section of one of those touch screen displays at Target

          • Shroomy

            Unless you want to break some news, you were hallucinating if you saw it say it would be available at launch. And the only pic of the separate box we’ve seen is clearly not US. Writing off digital buyers is wrong for them to do, and storage space is a years old excuse for people who’d rather lose part of the game than not get it digitally.

          • Wendigo

            Did I say I saw that would be available at launch 😛
            The terminal didn’t have a date

      • Ricky Alan Quebedeaux

        This is before I knew about the Wolf Link Amiibo being sold separately + I’m not a digital buyer + they’re still screwed because why not release it at the same time as the game launches instead if releasing it at a later date.

  • Locky Mavo

    Cool! I like a good excuse to use Amiibo, now I have a really good excuse for one of my al time favourite games.

  • Ms_Fortune

    Well if the message they’re trying to send is DON’T BUY OUR GAME, I hear it loud and clear.

  • Fatalframe4

    I just find it odd how people are complaining about stuff like this now of all times? Nintendo’s always done stuff like this in their games. Remember the e-Reader and using those cards to unlock exclusive goods in games? Is that considered “On-disk DLC”? The N64 did it as well with the Transfer Pak, Mario Golf and Mario Tennis has connectivity with their GameBoy conterparts for exclusive unlockables that can only happen if you do it this way. Is this “On-disk DLC” as well? I just shrugged if off and bought what was needed anyways. You can still have a full game and enjoy it with or without the amiibo. Just like those examples I said earlier.

    • MagcargoMan

      Back then the internet wasn’t nearly as popular as it was today. And I don’t get why you think “Go buy the version you already own on Gamecube/Wii” is an incentive.

      • Fatalframe4

        Well to be honest the Mario Golf and Mario Tennis games are very different from their N64 counterparts. Mario Golf Advance Tour and Mario Golf Toadstool Tour really had some locked content tied to connecting the games for both versions. Big example is that you can unlock new gear in the game and unlocking exclusive characters in both versions. Sadly Nintendo should find a way to reintroduce these features in their VC version because it is a bit of content missing. Advance Tour I can understand because no GC VC but at least they could unlock the content right away. But Nintendo is learning for example the VC version of SMB3 has all the eReader levels. Not sure if the US version has them all as well for we only got a few of the cards that Japan got.

        • MagcargoMan

          I was referring to Twilight Princess when I said “the version you already own on Gamecube/Wii”. I’m aware how different the Golf and Tennis games were on handhelds.

  • Shroomy

    A tidbit of info from the source for anyone wanting to understand the confusing “journeys” part: After unlocking the exclusive area with the Wolf Link amiibo, the amiibo is required to save any progress in it, the game’s own save does not store anything from it. So you have to scan to unlock it, and scan every time to save in it. Pretty much confirming it won’t be accessible outside of having the amiibo.

  • timZ117

    the most interesting part about this is the communication though. Once again nintendo is assuming this news doesnt reach the west, as if the internet doesnt exist and stuff doesnt get translated.

    Nintendo needs to come out and adress this asap, because a ton of fans are worried/left in the dark as to whats going to happen right now.

    The functionality has obviously been decided. now COMMUNICATE it to your western fans.

  • MagcargoMan

    The Nintendo Defence Force is going all out in this article.

    “Why are you mad they put content behind a physical paywall?”
    “You should just be happy with buying this bare-minimum HD release that can easily be matched by the original game being played on a Dolphin emulator.”
    “What? You don’t like on-disc DLC? You’re so entitled!”

    Putting up with this kind of nonsense makes me feel bad for being a Nintendo fan.

    On another note, I do find it amusing that you can use a Ganon amiibo to make things harder for you. Just unusual to see amiibo usage that hinders you rather than help.l It’s like Ganon himself is spreading his evil influence through his amiibo to hinder Link himself.

  • Christian Beach

    Ganondorf amiibo function is pointless. You can save $20 by just playing the game in Hero Mode, and you’ll get the same function.

    • Redtutel

      Yeah, but if you already have a Ganondorf Amiibo, you’ll get to take advantage of it

    • EuroMIX

      The impression I got that the extra damage was additional to whatever difficulty you were playing on, so you could make Hero Mode even harder if you wanted.

  • Weston Connally

    I do like the Amiibo’s because they can be used for more than one game, so it doesn’t feel like the kind of day 1 DLC B.S. that we see from companies like EA. No matter which way you look at it, this is a cash grab, but I would say that it’s a mild one at worst.


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