Zelda 30th Anniversary Celebration: Zelda Amiibo, DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Legends, Art Books, and More

Zelda 30th Anniversary Celebration: Zelda Amiibo, DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Legends, Art Books, and More

We won't be seeing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild this year, but that doesn't mean we won't be seeing plenty of Link and Zelda.

We're still a few seasons away from seeing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on either the Wii U or the NX, but Nintendo's September 1 Nintendo 3DS Direct presentation definitely aimed to keep Hyrule's green hero at the forefront of our minds. A significant portion of the video broadcast showed off what we can expect in the near future for The Legend of Zelda franchise across both the digital realm and the real world.

- Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime talked about the upcoming Classic Mini: NES, which has both the original Legend of Zelda and Legend of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on it.

- We'll also be seeing four new Zelda-related Amiibo figures: A chunky 8-bit Link, an Ocarina of Time-related Link, and a two-pack of Toon Link and Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. The Amiibo all have regular Link and Zelda functionality in supporting games, plus they'll be used in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

- We caught a glimpse of the upcoming hardcover art collection book from Dark Horse, The Legend of Zelda: Art and Artifacts. You can pre-order the book now, and it's scheduled to hit Amazon on February 21, 2017. Two other Dark Horse books are coming, and presumably we'll hear more about them soon.

- The live music show, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is still touring across the US and across the world, so get a ticket if you can (personal disclosure: I've seen it twice, it's excellent).

- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Wii is now available on the Wii U eShop. It's not a perfect Zelda game, but it has several redeeming qualities that don't get talked about enough.

- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD is now a Nintendo Selects title.

- New DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Legends: Toon Link and Toon Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. Zelda fights in both her spirit and corporeal form, the latter of which is actually the empty suit of Darknut armor she possesses. Link fights with the Sand Rod, but often resorts to just ramming a train into his foes. A+. The Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks DLC pack is available for download right now.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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