The Nintendo Channel

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U to launch in 2016 and use amiibo

Published by Jack Taylor     November 12, 2015     23:09 UTC

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, the next major entry in the legendary series, will launch next year and will use the new Wolf Link amiibo.

In terms of The Legend of Zelda games, the spotlight in the latest Nintendo Direct may have been on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, but some coverage was also afforded to the next major entry.

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U will launch worldwide in 2016, and Nintendo has confirmed that the game will make use of some data from the Wolf Link amiibo, which can be transferred over from the remaster.

Both games launch in 2016, exclusively for Wii U.

 

The Legend of Zelda for Wii U (name not final): Next year marks the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda series, and with that comes The Legend of Zelda for Wii U, the next entry in the legendary series. During the Nintendo Direct presentation, it was revealed that certain saved data from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD on the Wolf Link amiibo can be carried over to this new game. To help ease the wait somewhat, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks have been released on Wii U Virtual Console shortly after the presentation. Until November 19th, players who buy one of these two for £8.99 will get 50% off the other game if purchased on the same Wii U.