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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Trailer Shows off Gamepad Support and Mirrored Hero Mode

by Kyle Hanson

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD has gotten Nintendo fans excited, but the company has been particularly quiet about what the updated game will actually contain. Sure, we all knew it would have the same great game that launched on the Gamecube and Wii, but what additions and changes would Nintendo make aside from enhancing the graphics? Today’s new trailer answers a lot of these questions, confirming much of the speculation, and showing off a lot of new stuff for the adventure game.

Hero Mode was previously announced, so that wasn’t all that surprising to see in this “What’s New” trailer. However, it was revealed that this mode would feature the mirrored visuals that were previously used on the Wii version of Twilight Princess. This likely means that Hero Mode will use the Wii remote for controls, though it isn’t definite that the controller will be required. This is on top of the already known extra damage that enemies will deal to Link.

The Ghost Lantern is the next major revelation, though the trailer doesn’t get into specifics about how this new item works. It seems to be some extra quest of sorts, so we’ll see when the game releases. And, of course, there is Gamepad Support, something that many fans expected and were particularly excited for. Managing your inventory on the Gamepad just works much better for Zelda games, and getting here will be a real treat.

We also finally got a good look at the Cave of Shadows, a special area within The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD that is unlocked by using the Wolf Link Amiibo. This extra challenging area pits Wolf Link against a swarm of enemies, with bonuses being applied to the base game for completion.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be available exclusively for Wii U starting March 4th.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD – What’s New

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