Twilight Princess HD Trailer Shows Hero Mode, GamePad Functionality

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Alongside the launch of the game’s Japanese website, a new Twilight Princess HD trailer has released.

Considering that there hadn’t been any word on Hero Mode since the Amazon France leak, I was somewhat skeptical as to whether the feature would make it into the remake. Thankfully, not only does this trailer confirm Hero Mode, but it also reveals that playing on this difficulty will reverse the world map to resemble the original Wii version. According to GameXplain’s recent preview, the Ganondorf amiibo is compatible with Hero Mode. Taking four times the amount of damage? Sign me up.

The trailer reveals some minor improvements, too. The GamePad functionality, for instance, looks to make item management more convenient. Additionally, Link can transform into a wolf more seamlessly this time around. You know, without asking for Midna’s permission. See for yourself past the jump.

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Japanese Version of Twilight Princess Manga Releases Next Week

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Following its announcement from a few days ago, Akira Himekawa’s Twilight Princess manga adaptation has received a firm release date.

Beginning on Monday, Feb. 8, a new entry will release every two weeks on the Manga One mobile app. Although this applies only to the Japanese version, news regarding the English translation will reportedly follow soon. In the meantime, we’ve got this awesome artwork featured above.

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Mashed’s Latest Parody Video Links Links

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YouTube channel Mashed is well known for its pop culture — albeit mostly video game — parodies. On top of being generally funny, its constant experimentation with different art styles is refreshing.

The channel’s latest video is a spoof of Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears, tying the show’s introduction in with Tri Force Heroes’ totem mechanic. Hit the jump the try to spot each of the Zelda character cameos.

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Twilight Princess Manga Announced

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As if Twilight Princess’s tenth anniversary celebration wasn’t momentous enough, an HD remake isn’t the only thing fans have to look forward to. Longtime comic book artist duo Akira Himekawa has just announced that a manga based on Link and Midna’s adventure is on its way. Hit the jump for more details.

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Nintendo Reveals Official Twilight Princess HD Art

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Alongside yesterday’s trailer, Nintendo released stunning artwork of some of Twilight Princess HD’s key characters. As far as I remember, the original game doesn’t feature any official artwork of Ganondorf. That said, it’s great to see his warmongering presence depicted in this style. Midna, meanwhile, looks appropriately mischievous. See for yourself after the jump!

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