[N-Direct] All the Zelda announcements (Hyrule Warriors DLC, amiibo, more)

Today, during the Nintendo 3DS Direct, Nintendo talked a bit about the Legend of Zelda series, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.

amiibo

Four new amiibo were announced today:

  • 8-bit Link
  • Link (Ocarina of Time)
  • Toon Link (sold as a dual-pack in North America)
  • Toon Zelda (sold as a dual-pack in North America)

They will have some special functionalities in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but it’s not quite clear what they will do just yet. They will be released on December 1st in Japan, and December 2nd in Europe and North America.

Here’s some pictures:

Here’s the European packaging:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

During the Nintendo 3DS Direct, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword would be released as a Wii Download on Wii U… right now! And it doesn’t matter which region you’re from: Europe, North America, and even Japan get it today.

In Europe, there’s even a special promotion, where you can get 50% Pikmin: New Play Control! until September 15th.

Hyrule Warriors (Legends)

Wondering when the next DLC Pack for Hyrule Warrior and Hyrule Warriors Legends will be released? Well stop wondering right now, because it will be released… well, it’s already available, actually.

Here’s what’s included in this pack (available separately, or as part of the Season Passes):

Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack (DLC Pack 3) [Nintendo 3DS / Wii U]

  • Contents:15 new My Fairy costume pieces (3DS), 1 new map for Adventure Mode (based on The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, with one new adventure battle and two new challenge battle scenarios) (3DS), 1 new playable character (Ghost Toon Zelda), 1 new weapon for Toon Link (Sand Wand), 17 new costumes
  • Release date: September 1st (Europe, North America) September 2nd (Japan)
  • Price (3DS): £6.29 / €6.99 / 926 Yen + taxes / US$6.99 / CDN$9.89
  • Price (Wii U): £4.49 / €4.99 / 741 Yen + taxes / US$4.99 / CDN$7.09
  • Price (3DS + Wii U): £8.09 / €8.99 / 1 111 Yen + taxes / US$9.99 / CDN$14.09
  • Notes: if you haven’t purchased the Legend Character Pack (with the new characters from Hyrule Warriors Legends), you will get Toon Link as a character, but he will only be able to use the new weapon from that DLC pack.

Here’s three trailers for that DLC Pack:

There will be one last DLC Pack for Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends, in December. For more details, make sure to check out our Release Planning!

But before you can enjoy today’s DLC, you first need to download an update.

Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)

The update brings the game to Ver. 1.11.0, with the following changes:

  • Added compatibility with the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack
  • Buy the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack from Nintendo eShop to get the new playable character Toon Zelda and Toon Link’s new weapon the Sand Wand, based on The Legend of Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks games.
  • Adjustments have been made to improve the overall game experience.

This update requires ???MB of free space on your Wii U or external HDD. To download it, you have two options:

  • let the Wii U do its thing if you have automatic downloaded activated. You should have the latest version installed the next time you launch the game;
  • if not, you can launch Hyrule Warriors from the Home Menu (not the Quick Start Menu), in order to trigger the download manually.

To check that you have the latest version, simply launch the game: you should see Ver. 1.11.0 just below the game’s logo:

HW1110Hyrule Warriors Legends (Nintendo 3DS)

The update brings the game to Ver. 1.5.0, with the following changes:

  • Raised maximum warrior level to 200 and added new medals!
  • A new Fairy companion, Becka, is now available!
    • Note: If you release this fairy, you will need to purchase the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks DLC in order to regain her.
  • New Rental Skills for your fairy
  • Adjustments have been made to improve the overall game experience.

This update requires 1 287 blocks / 160MB of free space on your SD Card. To download it, you have three options:

  • select Hyrule Warriors Legends from the Home Menu, while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: just follow the instructions on screen;
  • you can search for Hyrule Warriors Legends on the Nintendo eShop;
  • you can use the option in the Nintendo eShop settings.

To check that you have the latest version, simply launch the game: you should see Ver. 1.5.0 just below the game’s logo:

As an extra, here’s some more screenshots for the latest DLC Pack for Hyrule Warriors Legends, courtesy of Famitsu:

Thanks Jucksalbe for the Nintendo 3DS screencaps.


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