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There were a bevy of The Legend of Zelda related announcements in the latest Nintendo Direct and you’ve come to the right place for a rundown of all of them. The first announcement was for a 3rd DLC pack for Hyrule Warriors Legends. The “Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks” pack will include 2 new playable characters in the form of Toon Link and Toon Zelda as well as a new adventure map. We got a brief demonstration of the gameplay of each of the characters and a quick look at the adventure map. 

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It was Also announced that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD would be heading to the Nintendo Selects program and everyone’s favorite Zelda game Skyward Sword is making it’s way to the Wii U eShop, so if you haven’t played either of those you’ve got an easy in now. 

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The announcement I found most interesting is that Nintendo will be working in partnership with Dark Horse Comics to make 3 different Zelda books. The first of which, titled Art and Artifacts, will be an art book spanning the entire series with over 2000 illustrations.

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There are also 4 new Zelda Amiibos on the way including 8-bit Link, Ocarina of Time Link and a double pack of Toon Link and Toon Zelda. These new amiibo will have some sort of special function in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild but what exactly that function will be is unknown. 

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The previously announced NES classic edition will be bundled with 30 games, and the original Legend of Zelda and Zelda II will be among them. 

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Overall there are a lot of announcements to be excited about if you are a Zelda fan. With the 30th anniversary of the series and a new game approaching rapidly you should have plenty to keep you busy over the next year. 

 


Reagan Cox

Staff Writer

Reagan Cox is a writer living in Kansas. If you can’t find him playing games or in the woods then he’s probably listening to records like the dirty hipster he is.


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