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Accompanying the release of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch on the 16th of July, a new Amiibo will be released featuring Zelda & Loftwing.
The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo features two characters on a single base: Zelda as she appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, and her trusty Loftwing.
In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Zelda is the hero Link’s childhood friend, and is always looking out for him. Loftwings are large birds living on the floating islands of Skyloft and are ridden by the people there to travel across the skies.
In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the adventure takes place between the skies where Link and his friends reside, and the vast world of the surface that lies beneath the clouds.
Normally, you can only return from the surface to the sky by way of designated save points, but using the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo while on the surface in the game will allow you to return to the skies from anywhere on the surface, even inside dungeons.
If you then use the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo again while in the sky, you can return to the spot on the surface where you used it before.
If you run out of items while exploring the surface, for example, you can quickly return to the Bazaar in Skyloft to replenish your supplies. Once you’re done shopping, the amiibo allows you to quickly zip back to the surface and pick up where you left off!
Pre-orders for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury have gone up on the Nintendo UK Store along with very plushy merchandise.
Apart from the Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo bundle, there are also plush toys available from Cat Mario, Cat Luigi, Cat Peach and Cat Toad!
And there’s also good news if you want both the game and a plush, because they also come bundled at a reduced price!
So go get your plushy Cat Mario figures here!
Source: Nintendo Life
During a Smash broadcast Sakurai gave us our first look at several new Amiibo. Banjo-Kazooie, Byleth and Terry Bogard!These are planned for 2021, with no further details on the exact release date.
Of note is the Byleth Amiibo that will only be available as the P1 fighter.
Source: Nintendo Live
Nintendo has announced two new Monster Hunter games heading to the Switch. First up is Monster Hunter Rise:
Monster Hunter Rise is the latest entry in the action-RPG series, which will be set in Kamura Village (a ninja-inspired land). Features include:
- Hunt solo or team up with friends to go on quests and take down massive monsters with your choice of weapons.
- Brand new gameplay systems such as high-flying ‘Wire Action’ and your canine companion ‘Palamute’ will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.
- Set in a world inspired by ancient Japan, explore lush ecosystems freely with no loading between areas.
The game will release on 21-03-2021. And there is a pre-order bonus:
There’s also going to be a Collector’s Edition, which will include: a physical copy of the game, Deluxe Kit DLC Pack download code, a Magnamalo amiibo, a “Kamura Mark” pin badge and a sticker pack.
Did you just read Amiibo? Yes, yes you did. Because 3 new Amiibo are heading our way. Each will unlock a special layered armor in Monster Hunter Rise and you can also play a daily lottery to win various useful items.
The second announced title is Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.
It will release in the summer of 2021 and will have some form of connectivity with Monster Hunter Rise, but so far that’s all we really know about this game.
Pre-orders for a bundle with Cat Mario and Cat Peach are up on Amazon UK. Scheduled for release on February 12th 2021 (coinciding with the release of Super Mario 3D World for the Switch), the bundle will cost £29.99. Expect to see similar prices on other Western markets.
Source: Amazon UK
I should point out it’s not only Link making a comeback. The Nintendo UK store lists several restocks of The Legend of Zelda Amiibo. Slated for a dispatch on the 17th of September will be:
Super Smash Bros. Collection:
- Toon Link
- Young Link
The Legend of Zelda Collection:
- Link (Twilight Princess)
- Link (Skyward Sword)
- Link (Majora’s Mask)
- Wolf Link
30th Anniversary Collection:
- Toon Link (The Wind Waker)
- Toon Zelda (The Wind Waker)
- 8-Bit Link (The Legend of Zelda)
- Link (Ocarina of Time)
Breath of the Wild Collection:
- Link (Archer)
- Link (Rider)
- The Champions Amiibo Set
Link’s Awakening Collection:
So, basically every The Legend of Zelda Amiibo except for Sheik. Which I also could have written, but then you wouldn’t have had this overview. Good luck completing your collection!
Source: Nintendo UK