Mysterious new Zelda Amiibo may unlock Breath of the Wild’s Fierce Deity and Skyward Sword outfits

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 6 April 2017 07:06 GMT

Zelda: Breath of the Wild fans may soon be able to get their hands on the Fierce Deity and Skyward Sword outfits – for a price.

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Three new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo popped up on retailer listings this week.

As spotted by Reddit user Pokemiibomadness and sighted by NintendoWire, Best Buy briefly posted listings for three as yet unannounced Amiibo, each of which were described as compatible with Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Although all Amiibo are technically compatible with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the retailer doesn’t list compatibility except in cases of specific content unlocks. That suggests the three new Amiibo will be the anticipated second wave of Zelda: Breath of the Wild figures.

The three new Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo were listed under the generic name “Nintendo Switch amiibo”, but each had a set product code and were described as “just announced”. Looks like someone hit the button prematurely when entering data into a backend system to me; traditional, big bricks-and-mortar retailers often know about products ahead of announce because publishers negotiate for shelf space well in advance.

As for what function the three new Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo might have, we can’t help but speculate they may unlock a couple of outfits – the Fierce Deity and Skyward Sword sets everyone’s jonesing for, plus maybe Twilight Princess Link.

So don’t be too surprised if Nintendo announces Fierce Deity and Skyward Sword Amiibo pretty soon, which will finally allow players to grab those last Zelda: Breath of the Wild outfits. Once we have the details, we’ll update our Zelda: Breath of the Wild Amiibo guide.

Footage of the Fierce Deity (Majora’s Mask) and Skyward Sword outfits has circulated online, but it doesn’t appear there’s any legitimate route to unlocking these costumes in Zelda: Breath of the Wild yet. It seems like most of those who have them have copied unreleased Amiibo code, reverse-engineered from Zelda: Breath of the Wild, to generic or hacked NFC devices. Anybody who tells you otherwise is probably trolling; reminds me of the whole “resurrect Aerith” thing in the 90’s.

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