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Nintendo confirms "game-play enhancements" for Twilight Princess HD

Nintendo released a few details about changes to the upcoming Twilight Princess HD release - some already rumored, others not.

Nintendo recently confirmed a handful of what they call "gameplay enhancements" for the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for the Wii U.

Some of these are confirmations of previously rumored changes to the game, such as a touchscreen inventory, hero mode, and the bonus "Cave of Shadows" dungeon, which can only be unlocked using the Wolf Link amiibo that will be bundled with some versions of the game. The specifics of other amiibo functionality weren't revealed, though the announcement does confirm that Legend of Zelda amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series will have "various in-game effects."

Other previously unknown changes - such as Miiverse interaction and the ability to play the game off-TV on the GamePad - are unsurprising. One welcome addition to the HD re-release is a new item called the "Ghost Lantern," which "will glow when in the same area as a Poe (a kind of ghost), making the Poe soul-retrieving quest much easier to complete." Anyone playing the remake who tried to complete that frustrating quest in the original GameCube/Wii version of the game will likely appreciate anything that makes collecting Poe souls easier.

Published Feb. 9th 2016

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