Star Fox Zero North American Release Reconfirmed For April, Twilight Princess HD Amiibo Features Detailed

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Jan 21, 2016

Star Fox Zero’s North American release date has been confirmed a few weeks ago, but last week a reliable French retailer started listing the game developed by Platinum Games with a July 15th release date. Thankfully, it seems like the game won’t be delayed again, as Nintendo as reconfirmed the game’s April release date for North America.

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In a new press release sent today, Nintendo of America has reconfirmed that Star Fox Zero will be released in the region on April 22nd. The press release has also confirmed that the game will be coming with amiibo compatibility, but how the figures will be used in the game and what they will unlock has yet to be detailed.

Finally, Star Fox Zero delivers a new beginning for the classic shooter series. With a unique control scheme that uses both the TV screen and the screen on the GamePad, players pilot multiple vehicles through intergalactic levels with Fox and his classic crew. The game launches exclusively for Wii U on April 22 and will feature amiibo compatibility. More details will be revealed at a later time.

In today’s press release, Nintendo has shared more on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD amiibo features. Just as rumored last week, the Wolf Link amiibo will allow players to access the Cave of Shadows, a challenging new bonus dungeon. Once the dungeon has been completed, players will be able to save a record of their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo and try to beat their score at any time.

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When tapped to the Wii U GamePad controller, this legendary lupine opens the Cave of Shadows, a challenging new bonus dungeon in the game. After completing the Cave of Shadows, players can save their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo, and then use those hearts inside the Cave of Shadows to replenish life energy. After conquering the cave, players can save a record of their remaining hearts to the Wolf Link amiibo and attempt to beat their score at any time. Some of the data stored on the Wolf Link amiibo figure can also be used with The Legend of Zelda game for Wii U, which launches this year. More details about this functionality will be revealed in the future.