So a strange thing has happened in the world of Twilight Princess HD and amiibo land. Earlier this year Nintendo of America announced that the Wolf Link amiibo would only be available with physical copies of Twilight Princess HD, and that all physical copies would have the amiibo. That leaves digital purchasers at a bit of a disadvantage out the gate, but it's likely it will release as a stand alone product down the line. It also means those that want physical but have no interest in the amiibo or it's content are well... out of luck in North America. The same is not true in the rest of the world however...

Hero Mode is arguably the mode many returning Twilight Princess players are most interested in. While they are pulling an Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest style Hero Mode in Twilight Princess HD, it's still good to see just exactly how well this plays out. The landscape will naturally feel familiar to anyone who played the Wii version of the game, so the lack of heart drops and double damage will be the biggest highlights in this 40 minutes of footage. Luigikid Gaming was able to secure a review copy. Hopefully our own review copy arrives shortly...

There is an event called Wonder Festival going on in Japan currently and at that event Max Factory has announced a slew of new Nendoroids and Figmas. Among the new batches coming sometime in the future are three Zelda items. Those would be a Princess Zelda Nendoroid, a Twilight Princess Figma of Link, and another Skyward Sword Figma of Link. Unfortunately we cannot even give you a preview of the Twilight Princess Link, it was simply announced but not shown. We do have an intiial prototype look at Princess Zelda and a more final form for the new Skyward Sword Link however...

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On this week's episode of the ZI Podcast, Adam and Colin are joined by Rei and Zan Alda to talk about a slew of big news this past week. There has been a huge influx of  Twilight Princess HD news and The Fine Brothers decided to do something silly... then backtrack on it. Plus you know, everyone likes money right? They go one to talk about some really weird things they have done for money...

Eiji Aonuma recently stated that the Zelda team listens to fan feedback. Of course this isn't a complete surprise, A Link Between Worlds seemed to be an answer to the clamoring of returning to the series roots, meanwhile Zelda U is open world seemingly in part due to fan demand. Twilight Princess' art direction is due entirely to fan reactions to The Wind Waker in North America causing now current President of Nintendo to nudge Eiji Aonuma in such a direction. At Zelda Informer we are at the front gates of fan demand, listing...

Fun fact about me: I actively deal with depression on a daily basis. While I take steps to deal with it, it is something that I still fight with quite often. One of the things that those that struggle with this disorder would note is that they have a lack of hope. Personally, I can identify with this. While not outwardly showing this, I struggle quite often with feelings of hopelessness and even worthlessness. It’s kind of funny, because if you met me, I would make sure that you didn’t know. I am never shy about it and I never intend on hiding it from people, I just choose to not let it show.

Hope is a strange thing to discuss as it is a completely intangible. In fact, it’s rather paradoxical. You cannot see it, but at the same time, you can. You can see it in the eyes and actions of those that hold onto it. In fact, it is often through the actions of others that we receive hope or can at least catch a glimpse of it. As a kid, a depressed shut-in of a kid, hope was something that I really did not have a lot of. I was always looking for an escape. Some may view escapism as bad, and while it certainly has the potential to be, it can also be used as a coping method. We can identify with a character in a world so purely and emotionally that we can even be given courage through them.

The Legend of Zelda has always been a series about courage...

Twilight Princess HD is getting a significant amount of news lately, such as the factthat it will support the Pro Controller, Hero Mode being mirrored, and other important updates. However, a piece of bad news for the Canadian fans waiting for Twilight Princess HD: EB Games Canada confirmed on their Twitter that they will not be offering the sound sample CD being offered by GameStop. They further stated that while things change, they do not have the ability to bring it over at this time...

Prima has revealed new details and an up-close look at the collector's edition of the hardback Twilight Princess HD guide book. The cover of the guide book will be a sleek black with a leather-like feel, along with a gold foil stamped design. The cloth map that comes with the book depicts an overworld view of Hyrule printed on a high-quality material. You can take a closer look at each by clicking on the gallery below. Here's a look at everything...

Today we noticed some interesting comments from the series' producer, Eiji Aonuma, in a previous interview with GamesMaster. Aonuma talks about hearing fan feedback on how the latest in-development Zelda title is shaping up. He also talks about the fact that he hasn't"and won’t be trying to put any message or meaning into the games." Take a look at the quotes in the full post to see his statements...

Nintendo recently updated the timeline to include A Link Between Worlds and Tri Force Heroes. Of course we already knew where the games went in said timeline, but now we have it fully fleshed out straight from the team in Japan. This brought to light an interesting conversation over the placement of Four Swords Adventures (*Spoiler* due to Ganondorf seemingly being killed in Twilight Princess *End Spoiler*). Over the years there has also been a lot of conversations around the existence of the downfall timeline...