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New Princess Zelda amiibo to launch next to Skyward Sword remake

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This evening, Nintendo unveiled a new amiibo figure of Zelda and a Loftwing that will join the Nintendo Switch release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on July 16th, 2021.

The amiibo, which is sold separately from the game, adds an interactive element to this remake of the 2011 Wii title. When used, the player can return from the ground to Skyloft without having to use a save point, as well as returning to the surface, making trips to purchase more in-game items easier than before.

Zelda and her Loftwing amiibo. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

In the game, Zelda, not yet known as the Princess of Hyrule, is Link’s longtime friend, where they reside in the floating world of Skyloft. Loftwings are massive birds that provide transportation for Zelda, Link and the other inhabitants; a dependable and faithful companion.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is a remastered version of the original Wii title The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and comes part of the The Legend of Zelda‘s 30th anniversary celebration.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD-themed Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers. Image courtesy of Nintendo.

Additionally, Nintendo is also offering a set of Legend of Zelda-themed Joy-Con controllers for the Switch. The left controller uses a design of the Hylian Shield, while the right is styled after the mythical Master Sword. These Joy-Cons release on July 16th, 2021 as well.

Source: Nintendo

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