Legend of Zelda Amiibos Outed Before They Are Announced

Best Buy posts them on their website, then pulls them a short time later.


You can't make a mistake on the internet. Someone will find it and alert the rest of the world. Best Buy found that out when they inadvertently posted three previously unknown amiibos on its site.

There aren't many details other than a SKU and that they are compatible with Nintendo Switch's Zelda, found by reddit user Pokemiibomadness. Technically, all amiibos will work with Breath of the Wild, but Best Buy usually only lists the game if the amiibos is expected to unlock special content. The items say they were just announced for the Switch and more information would be coming soon.

Right now, the info has been pulled except for placeholder SKU info the amiibos, and items being listed as out of stock.

As for speculation on what amiibos they could be, two of these could be unlocks for the currently inaccessible Skyward Sword and Majora's Mask Fierce Deity costumes. Footage of both exist in the wild (so to speak), but no one has yet found a way to properly unlock them.

Of course, until Nintendo actually gives up the goods, it is all just speculation at this point.


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    April 6, 2017 1:26 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Legend of Zelda Amiibos Outed Before They Are Announced

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      April 6, 2017 1:38 PM

      I'll bet they're making a killing on these

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        April 6, 2017 1:45 PM

        Fucking Smash Link is like $50 on resale right now. So pissed at my bro for selling that one :(

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        April 6, 2017 7:03 PM

        Action Replay PowerSaves is all you need.

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      April 6, 2017 1:39 PM

      Man, I want that Fierce Diety set. So much better than the Barb armor.

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      April 6, 2017 1:46 PM

      Link is gay????

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      April 6, 2017 1:52 PM

      God I hate that they're locking content behind these toys. Nintendo always has to remind me that I hate them.

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        April 6, 2017 1:54 PM

        They're just skins of other stuff available in game, or giving you things already available in game early.

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          April 6, 2017 2:05 PM

          I don't believe that's true

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          April 6, 2017 2:26 PM

          Twilight bow is one of the best bows in the game, infinite arrows, and is amiibo drop only.

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            April 6, 2017 2:29 PM


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              April 6, 2017 2:31 PM

              It still breaks.

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                April 6, 2017 8:33 PM

                ... that footage seems incredibly smooth. Is that from the emulated version? Or does it run like that always?

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                  April 6, 2017 9:11 PM

                  Runs like that

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                  April 6, 2017 9:16 PM

                  BotW was smooth on Switch even before 1.1.1. People are very good at blowing things out of proportion

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                    April 6, 2017 10:22 PM

                    i played it for 60+ hours docked on my tv pre-patch and it was regularly not smooth. the game was so fucking good i just shrugged it off, but it would chug and drop frames every few minutes. I would never have described the experience as "smooth".

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                      April 6, 2017 10:41 PM

                      There were areas that would reliably drop frames. I would spend hours or entire sessions where I wouldn't drop any. It really depended on where you were. Thankfully the parts where frames drop are so minimal post-patch. Im sure there are more but in my experience so far there are like five spots on the map I can think of where I'll get them now.

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                    April 6, 2017 10:42 PM

                    It was bad before the patch.

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                      April 7, 2017 7:25 AM

                      I would say it was mediocre before the patch and now it's pretty good, not perfect yet but we'll see maybe 1.1.2 will do something about it.

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                    April 7, 2017 1:33 AM

                    Fighting Moblins usually led to slow down and short bursts of freezing up.

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            April 6, 2017 2:36 PM

            I've heard that about the Sword of the Six Sages too, but I've found one of those in a chest. Haven't found that bow though so maybe it is? That would blow. I know the armor sets so far shown (and data mined) have all been reskins though.

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            April 6, 2017 3:57 PM

            It's a rare drop unless you save scum. I use the amiibos every day since launch and I've got 1 to show for it.

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            April 6, 2017 8:14 PM

            it still breaks and isn't even close to necessary. I'd rather have my savage lynel bows that shoot 5 arrows at once

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        April 6, 2017 7:50 PM

        You play video games but hate toys?

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          April 7, 2017 5:40 AM

          Yes I'm actually not an eight year old.

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      April 6, 2017 3:13 PM

      I have Bokoblin and Arrow Link but haven't played the game yet and don't know what they do.

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        April 6, 2017 3:24 PM

        The bokoblin drops a ton of meat and a useless club usually.

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          April 6, 2017 3:41 PM

          The Dragonbone clubs are a'ight. You can use those to take down one of the rock creatures pretty fast.

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            April 7, 2017 7:30 AM

            Also, using the Radiant armor set at lvl 2 or higher makes those waaaaay better.

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        April 6, 2017 3:38 PM

        I'm over 100 hours in and haven't used an Amiibo once. I also have the HUD off, etc, its way more fun when you're totally engaged with the game world, when you only have what you collect, etc

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          April 6, 2017 11:14 PM

          you're the guy who'll be able to play and finish this game blind folded.

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          April 7, 2017 1:38 AM

          You should! The amiibos only give super-powerful weapons such as the Twilight Bow very rarely. In the above video he had to scan/re-load/scan etc. for half an hour. And even then, even the most powerful of weapons break after handful of use.

          The reason I use the amiibo is to get gear-sets from previous Zelda games. And I just roll with it, scanning each amiibo once a day (when I remember to do so). The gear is underpowered and require rare items to level up, so it's just purely cosmetics. In the case I don't get a unique item, I get extra flowers, meat, fish, and arrows. So it's all good.

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            April 7, 2017 1:39 AM

            PS: I've been a Pro HUD player since hour 0. The normal HUD is nice for its weather forecast, but usually when it rains I'll find something else to do.

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      April 7, 2017 5:46 AM

      I have almost every Zelda compatible amiibo, and routinely get crap loot. Think I've only got cap of the hero and sheik mask so far, use them every day.

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