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Nintendo Outlines Twilight Princess HD Tweaks For New And Returning Players

by Jeff Cork on Feb 04, 2016 at 03:24 AM

Chances are, if you're a fan of Nintendo's games you've probably already played through The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Whether you're returning to the game or checking it out for the first time, the upcoming HD version of the game on Wii U has several tweaks and additions designed to pull you into the world.

Returning players can start their game in hero mode, which adds a few punishing twists. Most notably, Link takes twice as much damage – which hurts even more considering that the mode also prevents health-refilling hearts from dropping, too. Link's wallet capacity has been increased, which is good; when he opens a chest containing rupees and his wallet is full, those extra rupees are now gone forever.

There's a new item in Twilight Princess HD, the ghost lantern. It glows when it's near a Poe, which should make one of the game's quests a little less frustrating. Other quality-of-life changes include having the map and inventory accessible on the GamePad's touchscreen, and the ability to turn into Link's wolf form with a single tap of the stylus. If you're in a household where TV time is at a premium, you can also play the game off-screen on the GamePad.

The game is coming to Wii U on March 4, and all physical copies of the game come with a Wolf Link Amiibo, which is exclusive to that bundle for a period of time. That Amiibo will be able to be used in the upcoming Wii U Legend of Zelda game. If you have figures from the Super Smash Bros. series, including Link, Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, and Toon Link, you can use them with Twilight Princess HD, where they'll perform "various in-game effects," according to Nintendo. Stay tuned for more details on what that means.

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