Nintendo Honors a Fallen Zelda Fan

How an Amiibo will help two brothers continue to play together.

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 09/12/2016 06:45 2 Comments     ShareThis

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Video games have a history of forming bonds between friends and family members. In the case of brothers Corey and Matt Austen, a love of the Legend of Zelda franchise helped them grow closer together over the years. Unfortunately, Matt passed away at the end of May, before the release of the latest title in the franchise, Breath of the Wild.

The two brothers, however, may still have a chance to play the game together. Corey was ecstatic upon discovering that Breath of the Wild’s Wolf Link Amiibo will allow data to be transferred into the game from Twilight Princess HD, with the Wolf Link character acting as a partner that fights alongside the player.

“But there was one part that got me. The Wolf Link amiibo. When they revealed that the game data from Twilight Princess would be used in Breath of the Wild as a companion, I broke down. Right there. At my desk.

It was so unreal. My brother and I could still play the new game. Together.”

Matt’s passion for the franchise was so strong that his family has decided to have his ashes made into replicas of the spiritual stones from the franchise. Corey shared his story with Zelda Informer, where it was discovered by Nintendo. The company sent Corey a personalized card, alongside a care package of Zelda merchandise.

“Our condolences on your loss. May your brother’s legend live on forever. Thank you for sharing your story.”


Stories like these show the kind of relationship Nintendo and its fans have with one another. It’s always nice to see the company give back, especially with a story like this one. And it’s even happier that its technology will help these two fans continue playing together.

Source: My Nintendo News

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