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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
TLoZ TPHD box art.jpg
Developer(s) Tantalus
Nintendo EPD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date USA March 4, 2016
Europe March 4, 2016
Australia March 5, 2016
Japan March 10, 2016
Genre(s) Action-adventure
ESRB:ESRB T.svg - Teen
Console(s) Wii U
Mode(s) Single player
Media Disc
Input Controller

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is a video game released for the Wii U in 2016. It is a high-definition remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and the second The Legend of Zelda game that is a high-definition remaster, following The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. The game was co-developed by Tantalus and Nintendo EPD and published by Nintendo. The game features amiibo support.


New Features[edit]

  • The amiibo of The Legend of Zelda characters can be scanned to unlock certain effects. However, only one can be scanned each day.
    • Wolf Link amiibo unlocks the Cave of Shadows, a gauntlet dungeon exclusive to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.
    • Link and Toon Link amiibo replenishes Link's supply of arrows in the game.
    • Zelda and Sheik amiibo replenishes hearts.
    • Ganondorf amiibo causes Link to take twice as much damage from any enemy attack.
  • Hero Mode is an optional hard mode where enemies deal double the normal damage and hearts do not appear anywhere in the overworld. The mode can be freely turned on and off at any point.
    • Scanning the Ganondorf amiibo in Hero Mode unlocks a hidden extra hard mode where Link takes quadruple the normal damage.


  • GameCube and Wii controllers are not compatible with this version. the Wii U Gamepad and Pro Controller are in introduced as replacements, and this is reflected in the UI on screen and in menus.
  • Both the gamepad and the pro controller use their built in gyroscopes for aiming, similar to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.
  • The entire game is playable on the gamepad through the Off-TV Play feature.
  • The menu is always on the gamepad while playing and can be accessed at anytime without pausing and disrupting the flow of the game.
  • The ability to swap Link between human and wolf form is now tied to a button to increase gameplay speed.


  • The game is now compatible with High Definition resolutions up to 1080p.
  • The game is largely based on the GameCube version, with models and level design most closely resembling that version.
    • However, the game is in wide-screen, just like the Wii version.
  • The game his improved textures and lighting to overall be more vibrant and colorful.
    • The bloom effect in the original game is toned down considerably.