The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Announced for Wii U

26 November 2015
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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has been announced exclusively for Wii U and is coming on March 4, 2016! (It’s not Twilight Princess 2 sadly, although rumor suggests that’s exactly what the new Zelda on Wii U could be!) Pre-order to snag an exclusive Twilight Princess Soundtrack as a bonus.

Check out the first HD gameplay footage in this debut trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

Twilight Princess HD follows on the heels of Nintendo’s previous HD remakes for this generation of consoles: It began with Ocarina of Time 3D for 3DS in 2011, and continued with Wind Waker HD in 2013 for Wii U, Majora’s Mask 3D for 3DS in 2015 and now Twilight Princess HD for Wii U in 2016.

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Wolf Link amiibo Announced!

Few details on the game have been released, but a special edition will be released that includes the all-new “Wolf Link amiibo”, which features Midna riding aback Link in his Wolf form from Twilight Princess; a game that features players transitioning between Wolf and normal Link throughout the game. This is thus the first time we have seen an amiibo of the much-loved Midna character. This amiibo will also become available separate of the game at a later date.

Additionally, Nintendo announced that all of the Super Smash Bros. Zelda-related amiibo figures will be compatible with Twilight Princess. Although what exactly they will do is anyone’s guess.

The biggest upgrade for Twilight Princess HD is all-new High Definition graphics. While it may not look like much of a leap at first glance, this comparison video shows how improved the new version is over the GameCube/Wii originals.

Look forward to more new features being revealed for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD between now and next year.

I am super excited to see that Twilight Princess is getting the HD treatment!

Personally, I wish Nintendo would do more HD remasters, but they have been going at a very nice, steady clip with these Zelda HD’s, and that’s definitely great for fans who love these games and the many gamers who have not played them. Hopefully they will do Skyward Sword HD before the Wii U kicks the bucket, so we can get all of the modern Zelda games playable on this current-gen of hardware.

I sunk over 100 hours into Twilight Princess on the Wii… And got right up to the door of the final boss… But never went in! Eventually I got distracted… and never got around to beating it. FOR SHAME!

So this re-release is definitely good news for me. As I can’t wait to play through the whole game a second time… With the intention of actually beating it this time!

Are you happy to see The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U?


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