The Legend of Zelda is kind of a big deal. But if you’re here you already know that.
During the Nintendo Direct on Thursday Nintendo announced some news about The Legend of Zelda. Not only is the newest game, Breath of the Wild, set for release on the Wii U and NX in March, but The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, previously released on the Wii console, launches for the Virtual Console service today in Nintendo eShop for Wii U. Plus we were reminded that the original game that launched the Zelda franchise will be included when the Nintendo Entertainment System: NES Classic Edition launches on November 11th.
But for the 30th Anniversary of the franchise we’re also getting some celebratory new amiibo.
This holiday season Nintendo will release four special amiibo figures: 8-Bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link and a two-pack that includes both Toon Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. These amiibo will work the same as Super Smash Bros. series Link, Toon Link and Zelda amiibo, and will also have special functionality in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild when it launches next year.
The amiibo will be released on December 2nd.