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The new Zelda game will give us the first 'flexible' Amiibo

Engadget Engadget 14/06/2016 Sean Buckley
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The next Legend of Zelda game is introducing big changes to the series. It features a big, open world. Our hero can jump, climb and cook. For the first time in 30 years, Link actually changed his shirt -- but it's changing more than the gameplay of one franchise. It's also changing Nintendo's toys-to-life figures: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's toy series will feature the first Amiibo with moving parts.

Nintendo says three figures will launch with the game -- an Amiibo featuring Link using a bow, one with the hero on horseback and a third of a "Guardian," the large spider-like creature we saw in the game's 2014 teaser trailer. That last one is the flexible toy, presumably offering limited movement in the guardian's tendrils. The Wolf Link Amiibo that shipped with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be compatible with the new game too, and will summon Wolf Link to help the player in battle. If you played Twilight Princess on the same console, it'll even import your character's health stats. Neat!

Those figures won't be available until the game hits stores early next year -- but collectors can look forward to a new line of Super Mario Amiibo, with figures for Daisy, Boo, Diddy Kong and more.

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