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Nintendo has just sent out a new announcement about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD covering the changes and improvements in the game. Most of this is already known, but there are a couple of things worth mentioning.

First, Hero Mode (indeed called this in the west), can be accessed right at the start of the game. Link will take twice the amount of damage, and there are no health-replenishing hearts. As previously mentioned, the world is mirrored. We also have confirmation that using the Ganondorf amiibo means you’ll take four times the normal damage until the play session ends.

The announcement confirms other things as well such as how Tears of Light that need to be collected has been reduced from 16 to 12.

Continue on below for the full announcement.

4th February, 2016 – Zelda fans new and old alike can look forward to several updates and improvements when The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on Wii U on 4th March. High definition visuals give classic scenes like Link riding Epona across the Eldin Bridge and Wolf Link howling at the moon a stunning new look, while other additions affect how the game plays, including new gameplay updates and Hero Mode.

By using the Wii U GamePad, players can now easily manage their inventory, access the map and quickly transform into a wolf via the touch screen, all without pausing the game. Players will also be able to use the GamePad to access Miiverse and can even play the game off-TV. Miiverse posts can be decorated with dozens of new Twilight Princess-related Miiverse stamps, hidden away throughout Hyrule.

Nintendo finally opened the Japanese Zelda: Twilight Princess HD website today. It confirms some elements we heard about previously (while adding more information) along with some completely new details.

In terms of GamePad usage, controlling items with the gyro sensor is now officially confirmed. You can also see a whole map of a dungeon while inside one. Users can freely move the camera angle with the right stick, and it’s possible to use off-TV play.

Nintendo has finally opened the Japanese Zelda: Twilight Princess HD site, accessible here. The page has some videos which you can see below.

“Malo” is touching upon another aspect of Twilight Princess HD with today’s new tweet on the series’ Japanese Twitter page. Today’s message focuses on the Ooccoos.

Here’s the translated tweet:

“…It’s Malo. This is the ‘Auntie’ who would teleport you instantly in and out of dungeons… I can’t unsee her as an alien… Originally she should’ve looked a bit more like human… but what happened here…”

And some concept art:



“Malo” has returned with yet another tweet about Twilight Princess HD on the Japanese Zelda Twitter page. Today’s message focuses on the Light Spirits.

Here’s the translated message:

“…It’s Malo. These are now the divine Light Spirits… In the past, they had head of a beast, and body of a human… It’s a rare sight to be able to see these spirits in their growth period…”

And concept art to go along with it:



A new Twilight Princess HD tweet has been published on the series’ Japanese Twitter page. Today, “Malo” shows off Hyrule Castle.

Here’s the translated message:

” …It’s Malo. The Hyrule Castle where Princess Zelda also lives in… Even when I look up I couldn’t see the top. …However, if it’s this spacious wouldn’t there be excess rooms? If it had a cheap rent, I’d like to open a Malo Mart at Hyrule Castle sometime…”

And here’s some Hyrule Castle art:



Over the past few weeks, we’ve continued to learn about how The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess improves upon the original game. The Wii U title features things like sharper visuals, easier transformations and gyroscope aiming, plus faster animations and better load times. This month’s GamesMaster touches upon even more of the improvements.

In a short article which also contains a few comments from Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma, the magazine reveals that Epona handles better and Link has increased mobility while swimming. “Looking back now, getting the controls for both land and water just right has proven to be a big challenge throughout the series,” Aonuma said.

GamesMaster also touches upon another change regarding chests in Twilight Princess HD:

“In the original, if your wallet was full and you opened a chest that contained Rupees, the Rupees would remain in the chest and its lid would close. The problem here being that in previous games players used open chests to know they’d visited a location, and this change meant they could no longer do that. Aonuma and his team considered this and reimplemented chests that remain open after you interact with them.”

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on March 4. Australian developer Tantalus is primarily handling the Wii U release.

Zelda: Twilight Princess HD art

Posted on 1 year ago by (@NE_Brian) in Images, Wii U | 4 Comments | 0 Likes

As spotted by Zelda Informer, Gamereactor posted a number of pieces of art from Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. We’ve gathered up the images below.

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Nintendo has come out with a new Zelda: Twilight Princess HD trailer highlighting the game’s story. Check it out below.

After several pieces of concept art shared throughout the week, the latest Zelda: Twilight Princess HD message added to the series’ Twitter account is a bit random. But hey, it does come with a neat GIF!

Here’s the full translation:

“…It’s Malo. Today a so-called designer comes to the village to hold a special lecture… I see, he’s a dextrous guy… If I feel like it, I’ll ask him to renew the signboard for my shop.”

For those that are confused, this seems to be more like a demonstration as to how the designer drew the illustration, as shown in the tweet’s GIF.


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