To commemorate Zelda‘s 30th anniversary, Nintendo released Legend of Zelda Amiibo today, including figures for 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link, a Toon Link and Zedla herself from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
To complement the release of these four special figures, Nintendo has now specified each Amiibo’s functionality when paired with the forthcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Scanning the Amiibo will fundamentally gift players in-game items to be used a number of ways, though Nintendo has also hinted at a possible appearance of a treasure chest containing a rare item.
How The Legend Of Zelda Amiibo Will Work With Breath Of The Wild
On its official Tumblr page, Nintendo has detailed how the four Legend of Zelda Amiibo will work with Breath of the Wild.
Each Amiibo, when used, will offer in-game bonus items which will depend on the type of Amiibo paired.
Using the 8-bit Link Amiibo will carry over a random number of barrels that potentially house rupees, the in-game currency in the Zelda franchise.
The Ocarina of Time Link will give players raw meat edible for cooking, which is a new feature introduced in Breath of the Wild.
The Toon Link Amiibo will reward players a random amount of raw fish, which, like the raw meat, can also be used for cooking.
Finally, scanning the Zelda Amiibo will conjure a random variety of plants.
Breath Of The Wild Release Date
More details have yet to be shared by Nintendo, such as how frequent each Amiibo can be scanned in succession and if the game will impose a limit for Amiibo scans. More Amiibo features for Breath of the Wild may potentially be announced as the game nears its final development hump. The game has suffered a running theme of delays, with the most recent one pushing it back to a vague 2017 release instead of the previous shoe-in rollout come March.
As is the case with Amiibo, it’s best to secure a figure before stocks run out, since Nintendo hasn’t exactly been fulfilling demands of its products lately. Previous Amiibo shortages have been appalling for players itching to get their hands on the tiny figurines, and the short supply of the NES Classic Edition isn’t helping Nintendo save face in light of its meek production pace.
The NES Classic has now amassed ludicrous price markups given its extreme rarity. Needless to say that Nintendo is in dire need to bump up production on some of its products to meet the demand.
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