Four New Zelda Amiibo Announced

Long time no see! Understandably, there’s been a bit of a lull in Zelda news since this year’s overwhelming E3. That silence ends today, though.

During this morning’s Nintendo Direct, Reggie himself made a handful of Zelda announcements. Perhaps the most surprising was the unveiling of four new amiibo, all of which will be compatible with Breath of the Wild: eight-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, and special Wind Waker variants of Toon Link and Zelda.

Check out the announcement after the jump, and let us know which amiibo you’re most excited about in the comments below!

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Midna is Reggie Fils-Aime’s Favorite Zelda Companion

Among the mayhem that was E3 2016, YouTuber The Completionist got a chance to sit down and record an interview with Reggie Fils-Aime. However, the Nintendo of America CEO quickly turned the tables and began to test the interviewer’s Zelda know-how.

Like the best of the Nintendo Direct skits, this charmingly bizarre video boasts more than a handful of great moments. However, the highlight for me is when Reggie kicks off a lightning round of Zelda-related questions.

When asked who his favorite Zelda companion is, The Completionist snaps “Fi!” However, Reggie simply responds “Eh, Midna. Sorry.” The guy’s got it figured out.

The video is chock-full of little moments such as that one, though — definitely give it a watch after the jump!

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hands-on Impressions

Time sure does fly — E3 has already come and gone. Now that I’m a few days removed from the show, let’s talk about that one game. The one that many attendees spent the entire event just trying to get access to. I can’t say I blame them, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is undoubtedly the highlight of this year’s E3.

Nintendo gave attendees access to two distinct demos, adding up to about 35 minutes of playtime. The first one emphasizes the game’s sandbox overworld, while the second offers a glimpse of its story. Throughout this particular article, I’ll be discussing my experience with the latter. Let’s hit the jump and dive right in!

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Wolf Link-Midna Amiibo Functionality in Breath of the Wild Revealed

Since Twilight Princess HD was announced back in November, fans have speculated how the Wolf Link-Midna amiibo would function with Link’s next proper adventure. Thankfully, yesterday’s stream of Breath of the Wild gave us the answer.

It’s been confirmed that the amiibo will bring Wolf Link himself into the new title’s vast overworld. Considering that the game lacks a proper companion character, this acts as the next best thing. There’s no Midna to accompany Wolf Link, but it’s an excellent addition nonetheless. Take a look for yourself after the jump!

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Wind Waker’s Koroks Appear in Breath of the Wild

Nintendo’s first live stream of Breath of the Wild provided Zelda lore buffs with a fair share of head-scratching material. Perhaps chief among them is the resurgence of the Koroks from The Wind Waker.

Although we’ve yet to hear a confirmation from Nintendo, the little forest spirit’s presence suggests that this game takes place in the Adult Timeline. This is definitely Hyrule, though, given the appearance of the Master Sword. Could the Great Sea have been drained? How did the Master Sword end up out of Ganondorf’s head and into its pedestal? Fingers crossed, we’ll hear more about the game’s place in the timeline before the end of the week.