The revelation of the Wolf Link and Midna Amiibo alongside The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD immediately had people wondering what role the new figure would play in the game. Thanks to Famitsu, Japan’s premiere gaming magazine, we now have a better of what it, and all the other Zelda Amiibo, will do.
First, owners of the Link, Toon Link, Zelda, Sheik, and Ganondorf Amiibo will be happy to learn these figures will have an impact on the HD remake. Both versions of Link will refill arrows, Sheik and Zelda will refill hearts, and Ganondorf will actually increase the amount of damage Link takes. The figures can only be used once per day so they shouldn’t break the game too badly, though there is still the chance Ganondorf might break you.
As for Wolf Link, it will have several significant features. Though little has been said about this feature, it is known that the Amiibo will allow some sort of information from Twilight Princess HD to be carried over to the upcoming Zelda sequel for Wii U, though what exactly that is remains a mystery. What is better known in is that the Amiibo will unlock what Famitsu calls “Thorough Battle: Trial of the Beast.” Whether this a new dungeon or some sort of challenge mode remains to be seen, but beating it will unlock the Bottomless Wallet as an upgrade to the Giant Wallet, which will increase your rupee holding ability from 1,000 to 9,999. As an extra bonus, you’ll apparently also be able to use Wolf Link to recover hearts, though the healing capacity is based on how many hearts you have left after beating Trial of the Beast.
All of this news has me even more excited for Twilight Princess HD, but the most interesting thing remains how Wolf Link will link (no pun intended) this remake with the new Zelda for Wii U. Hopefully we’ll learn more about that in the near future, because few things are more painful than waiting for new Zelda games.
Source: Nintendo Everything