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Everything that's changed in Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

Ghost Lantern item! Larger wallets! Fewer tears!

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on Wii U with sharper visuals and improved textures.

But Nintendo has also worked with Twilight Princess HD port developer Tantalus to streamline some of the title's 10 year old gameplay.

Gameplay changes:

  • The Wii U GamePad will let you view the game's map and transform into Wolf Link with just a single touch, speeding up the transition.
  • There's a new Ghost Lantern item which will glow when Poe Souls are nearby, making this lengthy sidequest easier.
  • There are now 12 Tears of Light to collect in each area, down from 16, again making this quicker.
  • Rupees will no longer remain in a treasure chest if your wallet is too full to pick them up
  • Wallets have been modified to hold more Rupees to accommodate this
  • Hero Mode is now available from the start. Link will take double damage and no health-replenishing hearts will appear in the world. Dungeons are also mirrored.
  • Dozens of Miiverse stamps have now been hidden in chests around the world.

And finally, as you may know already, the game launches in a pack with a new Wolf Link Amiibo (game and Amiibo also sold separately). This figurine unlocks the new Cave of Shadows challenge and saves a record of your progress through it. Reach the end you get the Giant Wallet, capable of holding 9999 Rupees.

Tapping the Ganondorf Amiibo causes Link to take quadruple damage. Tapping Link/Toon Link replenishes your arrows, while Zelda/Sheik restores hearts.

Watch below and Martin and I play through a half hour chunk of the game as both human and Wolf Link:

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