Nintendo explains how the new Legend of Zelda amiibo figures work with Breath of the Wild

Ocarina of Time Link has a gift for you, and it stinks.


Nintendo's trifecta of 30th anniversary Legend of Zelda amiibos launched today: 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, Wind Waker Zelda, and a second Toon Link based on his Wind Waker incarnation.

"Each will offer random items you can use in the game when used with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild," Nintendo wrote on its Tumblr. "Legend has it, you may even receive a treasure chest with a rare item if you’re lucky?!"

  • 8-bit Link: receive a random number of barrels, some containing gifts
  • Ocarina of Time Link: receive a random amount of meat
  • Toon Link: receive a random amount of fish
  • Wind Waker Zelda: receive a random assortment of plants

You can see how all four rewards materialize in-game by visiting Nintendo's Tumblr page.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will launch on Wii U and Switch sometime in 2017. To tide you over, Nintendo unveiled new gameplay footage last night during The Game Awards.

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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