Nintendo Australia is kicking the year off right for 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, with two brand new gaming experiences as well as a new hardware release.
On March 5th, players will once again journey to the world of Hyrule as it is covered in Twilight in the HD remake of The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess for Wii U. The game is getting a collectors edition, which comes with a CD soundtrack as well as the Wolf Link amiibo.
The new Wolf Link amiibo allows players to open the exclusive Cave of Shadows bonus challenge, a brand new area where skilled players can use the powers of Wolf Link and Midna to take on increasingly tougher enemies on each floor. The Wolf Link amiibo can store hearts earned in the game for the player to use while taking on the Cave of Shadows. After conquering the cave, you can save a record of your remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo, and attempt to beat your score whenever you want.
The game will also be compatible with five other The Legend of Zelda amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection. Both the Link and Toon Link amiibo will refill your arrows, while the Zelda and Sheik amiibo will refill the heart gauge. In a devious twist, the Ganondorf amiibo will cause enemy attacks to inflict twice as much damage until the play session ends.
But the Zelda fun does not stop there, because on March 24, there is a double dose of Zelda goodness with the release of Hyrule Warriors Legends and a limited edition Hyrule themed New 3DSXL.
Hyrule Warriors: Legends for Nintendo 3DS offers players the chance to experience the action-packed Hyrule Warriors game, originally released on Wii U, but with additional new maps and characters from The Legend of Zelda series. This time, Tetra, Toon Link and the King of Hyrule from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD join the Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D on the battlefield. In addition, the new character Linkle joins the large cast of playable characters. Players will be able to command multiple characters on the battlefield for strategic moves and immediately switch between any of them to be in the thick of battle at all times.
The game will also be compatible with amiibo of The Legend of Zelda series characters, including the Wolf Link amiibo. By tapping the Wolf Link amiibo onto the NFC area of a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL system, or by using the Nintendo 3DS NFC Reader/Writer accessory with Nintendo 2DS, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 3DS XL systems, players will be able to unlock enhanced weapons for Midna. Other The Legend of Zelda amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. Collection will also unlock enhanced weapons for their respective characters in the game.
The new 3DS unit is also available on the 24th and is gold and printed with a Zelda inspired design, the machine will run $249.95 and does not come with a charger or a copy of the game.