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New Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Figure Launches Alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on July 16!

Every legend has an origin – and soon you can follow the earliest tale in The Legend of Zelda™ timeline when the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD game launches on the Nintendo Switch™ system. The HD version of this classic adventure features enhanced performance, smoother motion controls, and newly added button-only controls. The new “Zelda & Loftwing” amiibo* will be released on July 16 to accompany the launch of the game.

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo features two characters on a single base: Zelda as she appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, and her trusty Loftwing.

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Zelda is the hero Link’s childhood friend, and is always looking out for him. Loftwings are large birds living on the floating islands of Skyloft and are ridden by the people there to travel across the skies.

Introducing the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo!

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the adventure takes place between the skies where Link and his friends reside, and the vast world of the surface that lies beneath the clouds.

Normally, you can only return from the surface to the sky by way of designated save points, but using the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo while on the surface in the game will allow you to return to the skies from anywhere on the surface, even inside dungeons.

Use the amiibo on the surface world..

And return to the skies from wherever you like

If you then use the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo again while in the sky, you can return to the spot on the surface where you used it before.

Use the amiibo while in the sky...surface world...

And return to the spot you used it on the surface

If you run out of items while exploring the surface, for example, you can quickly return to the Bazaar in Skyloft to replenish your supplies. Once you’re done shopping, the amiibo allows you to quickly zip back to the surface and pick up where you left off!

Follow the Official Nintendo Social Media Channels

Starting today, we’ll begin introducing The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD on our official Nintendo of America Twitter account, and official The Legend of Zelda Facebook page. We’ll be posting details about the game until it launches, so be sure to check in frequently.

Pre-orders Available Now

The Legend of Zelda™: Skyward Sword HD game launches on Friday, July 16th. Pre-order the game today on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop!

In addition to the game and Zelda & Loftwing amiibo figure*, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Edition Joy-Con™ controllers will also release on July 16 (sold separately). The right Joy-Con controller is themed after the Master Sword, while the left features a Hylian Shield motif.

The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo figure is the only amiibo that can be used in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

*amiibo sold separately. Visit amiibo.com for details on amiibo functionality.