Twilight Princess HD: Hero Mode, New Item and More Info

By Az Elias 04.02.2016 3

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Nintendo has confirmed a number of new additions to the upcoming Wii U port of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Aside from obvious visual improvements, a number of gameplay aspects have been updated to take full use of the abilities of the Wii U, as well some new features that will make the journey as whole a lot friendlier for players.

  • Use the GamePad to manage inventory, transform to Wolf Link and view the map without pausing the game.
  • Twilight Princess Miiverse stamps are hidden and unlocked throughout Hyrule to decorate Miiverse posts.
  • Play off-TV using only the GamePad.
  • New item Ghost Lantern helps detect Poes in the area; ideal for the Poe Soul quest.
  • The number of Tears of Light needed to be collected by Wolf Link has reduced from 16 to 12.
  • If Link's wallet is full when finding Rupees in a chest, they will no longer be returned to the chest.
  • Wallet sizes have increased, meaning players are less likely to fill up their wallets quicker.
  • Hero Mode is available from the start.
  • Hero Mode makes Link take double damage and no heart-replenishment items can be obtained. The world is also mirrored, making dungeons reversed.
  • Using the Ganondorf amiibo in Hero Mode makes Link take four times the damage until the current play session ends.
Check out the new features in action below.

 

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on 4th March in a bundle with the Wolf Link amiibo and game soundtrack featuring a selection of tunes, and as a single standard version containing just the game.

Box art for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
Developer

Tantalus

Publisher

Nintendo

Genre

Action Adventure

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Really hyped for this! Will be so good to replay through it all again, after nearly 10 years. The visuals are looking so much better in HD, too. Could have done with some extra shadowing here and there on some of the textures, but overall it looks so much better.

I just love the fact that I can finally play the game as it was originally designed, too (no mirroring).  All the extra changes will be great and since the gamepad support is similar to WWHD, I'll be using it to play through TPHD.

( Edited 04.02.2016 14:15 by Marzy )

oww...so no actual new content then. humbug. (item to make something easier to find doesn't count).


  • If Link's wallet is full when finding Rupees in a chest, they will no longer be returned to the chest.
Sounds annoying. 

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  • If Link's wallet is full when finding Rupees in a chest, they will no longer be returned to the chest.
Sounds annoying. 

Sounds much better than before. If you opened a chest but couldn't hold anymore rupees, it would return to the chest and still be marked as unopened on the map. This wold not only be annoyed for those who wanted to fully complete each area, it would also be confusing as often you would return thinking it was a chest you had not yet opened only to find that same rupee you couldn't hold anymore.

Am really looking forward to this though I would have liked hard mode to not be linked to the mirror version exclusively as I want to play the non-mirrored world for the first time yet still have the hard mode on. Smilie

It's looking fantastic.

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