New HD Visuals, Tough Challenges and amiibo Functionality Enhance
a Classic Adventure Game
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The best-reviewed game in The Legend of Zelda series from the
past 10 years is making a spectacular comeback. The
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches for Nintendo’s Wii
U home console today, complete with enhanced visuals, new challenges
and a Wolf Link amiibo figure that is included with the physical version
of the game.
“Fans of the original game will want to check out this version and see a
familiar story enhanced in beautiful HD with new game features” said
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales &
Marketing. “Yet people who never played the game are also in for a
special treat, as they get to explore a true masterpiece in the series
for the first time.”
Fans of the game, which was originally made for both the Wii and
Nintendo GameCube systems, will remember how they took on the role of
heroic Link, who fought to restore light to a world that was shrouded in
darkness. Link joins forces with the impish Midna as he fights his way
through dungeons, solves puzzles and goes on a legendary adventure. One
of the most distinctive features of the game is Link’s ability to
transform into a wolf. As Wolf Link, he can access places he normally
can’t. Plus he can use his senses for tracking.
Aside from the enhanced visuals, some new elements in the HD version of
the game include improved controls as well as Hero Mode, a tougher
challenge in which Link takes double damage.
At launch, physical versions of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight
Princess HD game will come with a Wolf
Link amiibo figure. When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller,
this legendary lupine allows players to gain access to the Cave of
Shadows, a challenging new bonus dungeon in the game. After completing
the Cave of Shadows, players can save their remaining hearts to the Wolf
Link amiibo to beat their score at any time. Within the Cave of Shadows,
players can replenish their hearts with the amount of hearts saved onto
the Wolf Link amiibo once per challenge.
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 in 2016.
More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future.
Other The Legend of Zelda amiibo in the Super Smash Bros.
series of figures give players additional features: the Princess Zelda
or Sheik amiibo figures replenish hearts on the go; the Link or Toon
Link figures replenish arrows; and the Ganondorf
figure doubles the amount of damage Link takes. When used in Hero Mode,
the Ganondorf figure quadruples the amount of damage.
Anyone who wants to learn some behind-the-scenes information about the
making of the game can check out a series of videos on Nintendo’s social
media sites and at http://zelda.com/twilight-princess-hd/media/.
Remember that Wii U features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this
and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu.
About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wii
home consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS families of
portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo
Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.3 billion video
games and more than 692 million hardware units globally, including the
current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as
the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo
DSi XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube and Wii systems. It
has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household
names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly
owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash.,
serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the Western
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