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Loftwing Amiibo Launching Same Day As Skyward Sword

by Donald Theriault - May 18, 2021, 9:48 pm EDT
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

I just want to fly... just want to fly...

The remaster of Skyward Sword won't just have Joy-Cons to go along with it, but also its own Amiibo.

Nintendo have revealed a new Zelda and Loftwing figure that will launch on July 16, the same day as Skyward Sword proper. It has not been announced whether or not the standard Amiibo MSRP will apply.

In the Skyward Sword remaster, the Amiibo will allow you to launch into the sky from anywhere - including buildings - and return to the same spot if tapped in the air. In a press release Nintendo confirmed that only the Zelda and Loftwing amiibo will be compatible with Skyward Sword HD. Other Zelda-amiibo will not have the same functionality as the Zelda and Loftwing, locking this feature behind this specific amiibo.

Talkback

broodwarsMay 19, 2021

Well of course Nintendo put a sizeable Quality of Life Improvement in a remaster of a bad game behind the paywall of buying a toy.

Luigi DudeMay 19, 2021

Ability to turn Fi off, buy Fi Amiibo.

Ability to skip annoying fetchquest, buy Groose Amiibo.

Ability to skip fighting the Imprisoned 3 times, buy Impa Amiibo.

AdrockMay 19, 2021

Out of principle, gatekeeping fast travel behind Amiibo is shenanigans. I’d be annoyed by this if I had any intention of buying Skyward Sword HD. The changes I’d even want for this game would require a full-on remake which is not going to happen.

nickmitchMay 20, 2021

I think I'm gonna get the amiibo.

I don't think I'm gonna get the game.

Mr. BungleMay 20, 2021

Any idea when pre-orders will start?

pokepal148Spencer Johnson, Contributing WriterMay 20, 2021

So Skyward Sword is PAY 2 Win now. Nice.

broodwarsMay 21, 2021

Quote from: pokepal148

So Skyward Sword is PAY 2 Win now. Nice.

No one's winning here. At the end of the day, it's still Skyward Sword.

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