Nintendo have detailed the Amiibo functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. 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. The new The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD amiibo Trailer on YouTube shows the game’s amiibo functionality in action.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be available at launch on March 5 on Nintendo eShop (AU$79.95/NZ$99.95) or in a Special Edition bundle at retail that includes the Wolf Link amiibo and an audio CD with a selection of the game’s official soundtrack (SRP AU$99.95).

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