Nintendo Rolling Out New amiibo and Game Functionality This Year

This new Wolf Link amiibo will have you howling for more. More amiibo.


Ready to grab your guns and go amiibo hunting again? Nintendo has officially announced the physical release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD complete with the Wolf Link amiibo bundled with it. While we heard about this in November, we're finally getting a good look at the bundle and what all it entails.

The physical version will launch on March 4 with the Wolf Link amiibo, and the bundle will be the only way you'll be able to purchase the amiibo if you want to add Wolf Link to your collection. Of course you can utilize him in-game, and tapping him to the Game Pad will net you the Cave of Shadows, a new bonus dungeon in the game. When you complete the dungeon, you can save the time it took you to clear it on the amiibo itself, which can also be used in the upcoming Legend of Zelda game for Wii U.

You can also use Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik, and Ganondorf in Twilight Princess HD, which will offer different boons. For instance, Zelda or Sheik will give you a refill on arrows, while Ganondorf will make Link take double the damage -- if you like handicapping yourself, that's probably a good idea, I guess.

But enough talk about Zelda when there are new figures coming in March. You'll be able to pick up new Animal Crossing figures like Kapp'n, Timmy & Tommy, Rover, and Digby, as well as a new wave of Animal Crossing amiibo cards. Don't forget you can also snatch up Ryu, Roy, and R.O.B. (Famicom version) in March as well, so make sure your wallet's super fat when venturing out to the store this spring.

Lastly, Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games for Wii U and 3DS will support amiibo, so you might want to make sure your collection is good and topped up before grabbing these games. Good thing some of the older Pokémon amiibo are being relaunched: Charizard, Greninja, Lucario, and Jigglypuff will be making their way back to store shelves. Gotta catch 'em all.

It's going to be another great year for amiibo collectors. Now to find a place to put them all...

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