*sigh* Please don’t let this be true.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD looks great- it’s a chance for many of us to revisit one of the most maligned Zelda titles almost a decade later, separate from all the hype that caused so many to be so disappointed with the game in the first place, back when it first launched.
Most of Twilight Princess HD looks like a safe remaster, with not much in the way of changes- and if any changes actually exist, we don’t know about them, mostly because Nintendo have not actually shared much information on the game beyond the fact that it exists. However, according to a listing spotted on Amazon France (the listing may have changed since then), it seems as though the game will have one additional dungeon beyond what was offered in the original game.
That’s good news! … until you realize that this dungeon can only be unlocked with the Wolf Link Amiibo, effectively making it $13 DLC. Worse, considering how scarce Amiibo figures can get, there’s a very good chance most people will never actually get to play the damn thing.
It’s a damn shame, and certainly the most egregious instance we have of Amiibo usage in a game yet. If this is indeed true, and I hope it is not, then let us hope that Nintendo will at the very least also sell the dungeon separately, for those who do not, or can not, get the Amiibo in question.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will launch exclusively on the Wii U in March.