Nintendo sent out a press release detailing some amiibo news for a few current and upcoming games. Previously announced, the Wolf Link amiibo will be bundled with Twilight Princess HD arriving on March 4 for $59.99. Here are the amiibo details for Twilight Princess HD:
- Currently the only way to get the Wolf Link amiibo is purchasing the physical bundle
- The Wolf Link amiibo will unlock a new dungeon called the Cave of Shadows.
- Completing the Cave of Shadows, the number of remaining hearts gets recorded to the amiibo. When you replay the dungeon, you can use those hearts to replenish some life if needed.
- You can replay this dungeon as many times you want.
- Some of this save data from this amiibo will be able to be transferred to the new Legend of Zelda game coming to the Wii U later this year!
- Scanning Link / Toon Link will restore arrows
- Scanning Zelda / Sheik will restore hearts
- Scanning Ganondorf will make Link take double damage
Here’s a trailer for the amiibo support:
The Animal Crossing line has expanded with a few new ones, a new series of cards and a previously bundled amiibo is now can be bought on its own:
- Timmy & Tommy (Available March 18)
- Kapp’n (Available March 18)
- Rover (Available March 18)
- Digby (now standalone, available in March)
- Total number of cards is now 300!
A reminder that all Animal Crossing amiibos and cards are compatible with Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival for Wii U and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for the 3DS.
Super Smash Bros line gets an update with the following characters:
- Ryu (Available March 18)
- Roy (Available March 18) *GameStop exclusive*
- R.O.B. – Famicon Colors (Available March 18)
Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was revealed that it will support amiibos! The compatible amiibos start with both Mario and Sonic, and scanning them will boost that character’s outfits with extra power for the day. A reminder that this game will launch on both the 3DS and Wii U on March 18.
In case you missed Lucario, Jigglypuff, Greninja or Charizard these four will more available at select retailers in March.
Finally, it was also revealed that Star Fox Zero will support amiibo. However more information will be available at a later date. Plan on hitting stores early on March 18 as it appears that is when the amiibo ball will drop in March.
Here’s the official press release below:
Nintendo Brings New amiibo Figures and Functionality to Games in Early 2016
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Launches with a Wolf Link amiibo
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Nintendo games launching in the first part of the year are going to include some fun amiibo functionality. Games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U console and Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, both launching in March, use a wide variety of different compatible amiibo figures. Some new amiibo figures will also launch in March, including the legendary Wolf Link amiibo that is included in every physical version ofThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, as well as three new figures in the Animal Crossing amiibo series, featuring fan-favorite characters like Timmy & Tommy, Kapp’n and Rover. The previously announced Ryu, Roy and R.O.B. (Famicom Colors) amiibo figures will also launch in March.When the physical version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on March 4 at a suggested retail price of $59.99, it will include a beautiful Wolf Link amiibo figure based on the same character from the classic game. (Photo: Business Wire)
“New amiibo figures and functionality will keep surprising fans in 2016,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “All the upcoming amiibo prove that the must-have figures are continuing to evolve in unexpected and fun ways.”
When the physical version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on March 4 at a suggested retail price of $59.99, it will include a beautiful Wolf Link amiibo figure based on the same character from the classic game. Purchasing The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and Wolf Link amiibo bundle will currently be the only way to get this amiibo figure. When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller, this legendary lupine opens the Cave of Shadows, a challenging new bonus dungeon in the game. After completing the Cave of Shadows, players can save their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo, and then use those hearts inside the Cave of Shadows to replenish life energy. After conquering the cave, players can save a record of their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo and attempt to beat their score at any time. Some of the data stored on the Wolf Link amiibo figure can also be used with The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U, which launches this year. More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future.
In addition to the Wolf Link amiibo, other amiibo figures in the Super Smash Bros. series like Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik and Ganondorf will work with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD. By tapping the Link or Toon Link amiibo, players can replenish their arrows. Tapping Zelda or Sheik will refill the player’s hearts, while, in a devious twist, tapping the Ganondorf figure will actually make Link take double the damage!
On March 18, new amiibo figures in the Animal Crossing series will launch in stores, including characters like Timmy & Tommy, Kapp’n and Rover. Digby will also be made available as a stand-alone amiibo. The next series of Animal Crossing amiibo cards also launches in March, bringing the grand total of available amiibo cards to be used in games like Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival for Wii U and Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer for Nintendo 3DS to a whopping 300. Let the collecting begin!
Fans who are ready to compete in Rio de Janeiro with Mario, Sonic and the gang in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will also have to warm up their amiibo-tapping fingers. When the action-filled game launches for Nintendo 3DS on March 18 at a suggested retail price of $39.99, both Mario and Sonic amiibo figures will be compatible*. By tapping the Mario or Sonic amiibo figures to the New Nintendo 3DS system (or on a Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL or Nintendo 2DS system using the NFC Reader/Writer accessory), players can boost Mario and Sonic’s outfits with that character’s power for the day.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pokémon, some of the Pokémon amiibo will be made available again at select retailers. Fans should be on the lookout for Charizard, Jigglypuff, Greninja and Lucario to once again return to shelves right next to Pikachu.
Finally, Star Fox Zero delivers a new beginning for the classic shooter series. With a unique control scheme that uses both the TV screen and the screen on the GamePad, players pilot multiple vehicles through intergalactic levels with Fox and his classic crew. The game launches exclusively for Wii U on April 22 and will feature amiibo compatibility. More details will be revealed at a later time.