Some new Zelda amiibos will be released this winter, in celebration of the series’ 30th Anniversary.
The news was announced during yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, where four all-new figures were confirmed to launch on December 2. Revealed were adult link from Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker’s Toon Link and Toon Zelda, while fans of the original NES game will be able to nab The Hero of Time in classic, 8-bit form. You can see them in the images below (via. Eurogamer).
These new amiibos will function in the same way as the Zelda figures released for Super Smash Bros. Similarly to the recent Twilight Princess HD amiibo, however, they’ll provide players with some intriguing special functions in next year’s Breath of the Wild.
Though an official date has yet to be confirmed, Breath of the Wild is expected to release for Wii U and the NX in 2017. Twilight Princess HD’s Wolf Link amiibo unlocked new optional dungeon, The Cave of Shadows, filled with challenging enemies that required more skill to beat. Perhaps we might expect something similar from the new 30th Anniversary figures.