Wolf Link-Midna Amiibo Reportedly Unlocks New Dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

With Twilight Princess HD less than two months away from its release, substantial news regarding the remake is just starting to pour out. Scans from this week’s issue of Famitsu revealed a lower Tears of Light count in the Lanayru Province, as well as a wallet that can carry at least 2000 — twice as many! — Rupees.

That’s all small beans when compared to what seems to have been announced today, though. Amazon France reportedly leaked several of the game’s major features through its product listing. Although the site has since removed that information, several publications have already caught it. Head past the jump for more details.

The listing shed some light on the game’s amiibo functionality; the Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik, and Ganondorf figures will help restore the Hylian Hero’s hearts or arrows.

Let’s get to the headline of this article, though. Although some people speculated that this would be the case, I’m still surprised to hear it: the Wolf Link-Midna amiibo is said to unlock a dungeon called the “Cave of Twilight.” Admittedly — assuming that this listing is accurate — we don’t know how meaty this dungeon is, but Nintendo could be blocking a significant chunk of content behind this amiibo. Fortunately, at least, all retail copies of the game — as far as I know — come bundled with the figure.

Additionally — and this is something I’ve been crossing my fingers for since the remake was announced — the listing mentions that Twilight Princess HD will boast a Hero Mode. The original title is my all-time favorite video game, but even I’ll admit that the enemies are too easy to take down. Having a mode in which Link takes twice as much damage from attacks will definitely be appreciated.

What do you think about all of this? Are you excited about the prospect of a new dungeon? Let us know on the comments below!

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2 thoughts on “Wolf Link-Midna Amiibo Reportedly Unlocks New Dungeon in Twilight Princess HD

  1. Yeah hearing they put in Hero Mode just made my day. I love the heck outta this game but the enemies were way too easy. Also can’t wait to learn more about the new dungeon Cave of Twilight. Wonder what kind of prize we get by completing it? Some type of upgrade I’m guessing.

  2. Ah, glad to hear that there’s a Hero Mode.

    While retail games will be including the amiibo, I still feel like that’s a little too much content to be locked away like that. If someone ends up buying the game used, or downloads it, they’ll be locked out of a dungeon. While it is optional, if this is a dungeon with a scale on par, or even greater than the story dungeons, then I’m going to be rather irritated with Nintendo. That’s the kind of practice with amiibos that I’m not OK with. If they made it so that the amiibo allows you to skip over a requirement to get to the dungeon, like going through the Cave of Ordeals, then I wouldn’t have much in the ways of problems. Otherwise, this is going to come off more as on-disc DLC.

    This isn’t to say I’m not interested in the dungeon. Oh, I’m definitely interested to have a dungeon in the Twilight Realm, from what it sounds like. It could even expand the lore of Twilight Princess, which sounds great. It’s the fact that the Amiibo is needed that I’m not OK with.

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