Nintendo has shared new details about The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD remake on Wii U. Apart from showing us Link ride Epona across the Eldin Bridge, Wolf Link howling at the moon, as well as those frantic fights in completely new High definition visuals, Twilight Princess HD includes some updates and improvements.

The first of those new updates is Hero Mode. This mode is aimed directly at players looking for a challenge, as Link will take twice the damage he usually takes, and there will be no health-replenishing hearts to be found. Dungeons will also be mirrored so they will feel like completely new environments. But if Hero Mode is not enough of a challenge for you, tapping the Ganondorf amiibo on the Wii U Gamepad will increase the damage taken to four times the normal damage until the play session ends.

Speaking of the Wii U Gamepad, it will have a few uses in Twilight Princess HD. Players will use it to manage their inventory, access the map and rapidly transform into a wolf via the touch screen, all without pausing the game. Of course, you will still be able to access use the Gamepad to play the game away from the TV.

A new item called the Ghost Lantern will give Link assistance in the well-known Poe Soul quest. The Ghost Lantern is an extremely straightforward item -Link just needs to hold it up and it will helpfully glow when it detects a Poe in the area. A similar update will ease the task of locating Tears of Light, as Link now only needs to find 12 instead of 16. Furthermore, if Link finds Rupees in a treasure chest while his wallet is already full, they will not be returned to that chest. Though, this will not be much of a problem since now his wallet can hold more Rupees.

With new updates and improvements heading our way, The Legend of Zelda fanatics will be eagerly anticipating the new Twilight Princess HD launch on Wii U on March 4. The Wolf Link amiibo and an audio CD with a selection of the game’s official soundtrack will come bundled with the game.


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