Rumor: New Dungeon Unlocked Via Amiibo in Twilight Princess HD?

A listing on Amazon France suggests there will be new content in the HD remaster.

By Kevin Knezevic. Posted 01/14/2016 07:30 12 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo has been fairly silent on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD ever since the game was announced during November’s long-awaited Nintendo Direct broadcast, but new information is starting to trickle in on the high-definition remaster. First, a new scan in Famitsu magazine revealed that there will be fewer Tears of Light to collect in the Wii U release (at least in the Lanayru Province; it remains to be seen if that change will extend to other areas in the game, as well). Now, a listing on Amazon France suggests the game may even feature new content for players to discover.

According to the listing (which has since been removed from the site), scanning the Wolf Link Amiibo that comes bundled with the game will unlock an entirely new dungeon called “The Twilight Cave.” Like Wind Waker HD, it also appears that Hero mode will be available to choose, and players will again be able to use the Wii U GamePad to manage their inventory without pausing the action.

It should be stressed that none of the information gleaned from the Amazon listing has been confirmed by Nintendo, but with the game’s launch date of March 4 approaching, it shouldn’t be too long before the Big N sheds more light on the anticipated title.

What are your thoughts on the rumored dungeon? Are you happy to hear there will be fewer Tears of Light to collect? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Nintendo Everything

12 Responses to “Rumor: New Dungeon Unlocked Via Amiibo in Twilight Princess HD?”

  • 30 points
    Craig Harnett says...

    My pre-order is well and truly locked and loaded. I cannot wait for this!

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    The “Twilight Cave” is only accessible with the Wolf Link Amiibo?

    Some may bemoan the “plastic DLC” but this isn’t the first Zelda game to be remade with an exclusive dungeon only accessible on newer hardware.

    Does anyone remember the “Color Dungeon” for “Link’s Awakening DX”? This dungeon was not available in the original Link’s Awakening and was made exclusively for the new (at the time) Gameboy Color.

    Not exactly the same, but I’m excited to learn more.

    Pre-order locked and loaded.

    • 1294 points
      Robert Marrujo says...

      Definitely. There was special content in Oracle of Ages and Seasons that similarly was inaccessible unless played on a Game Boy Advance. Sort of the same principle here. I think to be fair, the dungeon should be accessible so long as a player has ANY Amiibo from the Zelda family of characters, not just Wolf Link. Or, as others have pointed out, at least offer some way to unlock it without the toy, even if it (groan) means a small fee. I mean, not ALL DLC can be free, right? Though this, if it’s true, is certainly balancing on a very thin line of acceptability…

      • 0 points

        A VERY thin line indeed, but either way there would be a small fee if you either don’t get the game with the Amiibo, or have to pay to unlock the dungeon. I would just appreciate the option to flat out buy it, or even better unlock it through gameplay requirements. Those days for the most part are long gone, as it’s a new era and with all the digital download stuff it’s a source of revenue.
        I’d actually forgotten about playing Seasons/Ages on the GBA. Been so long since I’ve played those two titles, but it’s weird it is now locked out. Oh well, that’s why I hold on to my real copies of games as much as possible.

  • 402 points
    geoffrey says...

    Normally, I would be all over this game. And I want that amiibo so insanely badly, because Midna.

    But I am not spending $100 (CAD) on a remake of a game I do already have and an amiibo. It’s just not happening, period.

    • 0 points

      I won’t be getting it either, at least not yet. I already played it on the gamecube. So much better than the Wii version, too.

  • 0 points

    I don’t care about Amiibo, so if they lock the extra stuff behind plastic dlc, I hope at least that they will make it available on the eShop instead. Going to hold off on the game anyway for a while. Too much on my wish list!

  • 1379 points
    xeacons says...

    I still need to catch up on my back orders too (I’m still missing Mario Maker and Woolly Yoshi!) At any rate, I do want to check this out so bad for so many reasons: new dungeon, amiibo, and even just the backwards Hyrule (I’ve only played the Wii version). It may just have to wait.

  • 745 points
    OG75 says...

    Left handed Link for the win!

    And yes, I get Xeacons point. And while I have my personal preference, I’m glad there are multiple versions out there. If anything, it can encourage multiple playthroughs. It did for me as I just had to experience both!

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