Courtesy of a new trailer, Nintendo has detailed the new features awaiting fans in the upcoming HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. In addition to remastered visuals, the title boasts a range of additions, designed to streamline gameplay, as well as present a new experience for older fans.
First and foremost, the Wii U gamepad enables quick and painless inventory management. Items can be arranged and equipped without pausing the game. Previously troublesome sidequests like Poe collection have been similarly streamlined. For example, the Ghost Lantern is a new item that detects hidden Poe. Similarly, the amount of Tears of Light to be collected in the game has been reduced from 16 to 12. Finally, Rupee wallet limits have been increased, which should serve to make exploration much less painful. Other alterations to the base game do exist, but have yet to be further detailed.
The new Hero Mode is an increased difficulty setting that is available from the beginning. This mode mirrors the land of Hyrule, providing an unfamiliar experience for veteran players. It also doubles the damage that Link receives, and removes health-restoration hearts from the world. This can be further augmented with the previously detailed Ganondorf amiibo, resulting in a four-times damage multiplier against Link.
With all of these new features, Twilight Princess HD is shaping up to be the best way to experience this entry in the franchise. It will launch exclusively for the Wii U on March 5, with a special edition bundle including a Wolf Link amiibo, and a soundtrack CD available from launch.