Nintendo News: Critically Acclaimed Zelda Adventure Gets Game-Play Enhancements in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beautiful high-definition graphics aren’t the only things new in The
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
. When this HD remake
launches exclusively for the Wii
console on March 4, it will feature many upgrades that are sure to
please fans playing through the adventure again, or newcomers who are
experiencing the game for the first time.

A new item in the game called the “Ghost Lantern” has been added. This
mysterious item will glow when in the same area as a Poe (a kind of
ghost), making the Poe soul-retrieving quest much easier to complete.
Hero Mode, a challenging new mode, can also be selected when starting a
new game. In this mode, Link will take double the normal damage and
there are no heart drops. In addition, if Link finds Rupees in a
treasure chest while his wallet is already full, Rupees will no longer
be returned to that chest. Players are also less likely to reach the
limit of their wallets, as they have been modified to hold more Rupees.

Iconic moments from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, like
Link riding Epona across the Eldin Bridge and Wolf Link howling at the
moon, look stunning in high definition, but additional upgrades to the
game make it play better as well. Using the Wii U GamePad
controller, players can easily access their map and inventory at all
times using the intuitive touch screen, as well as quickly transform
into a wolf with one easy tap. Players will also be able to use the
GamePad to access Miiverse (Internet access required). Miiverse posts
can be decorated with dozens of new Miiverse stamps inspired by the game
hidden away throughout Hyrule. Additionally, the game can be played
off-TV on the GamePad. Many more updates exist in The Legend of
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
, but discovering them as you play
through the legendary adventure is part of the fun.

As previously announced, all physical versions of The Legend of
Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
will include an intricate Wolf Link amiibo
figure. Purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and
Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this
amiibo figure. Using this amiibo will allow players to gain access to
the challenging Cave of Shadows. Also, 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 this year. More details about this
functionality will be revealed in the future. In addition, several
amiibo in the Super Smash Bros. series (sold separately),
including Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf and Toon Link, can also be
tapped to the GamePad for various in-game effects.

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