Nintendo is releasing a new Amiibo figure alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD this July. The figure features Zelda with her Loftwing and allows you to travel between the surface and the sky more quickly in the game.
As Nintendo details in the trailer below, scanning the Zelda & Loftwing Amiibo while you’re on the surface will let you return to the sky from anywhere, without having to use a Loftwing statue. If you scan the Zelda & Loftwing Amiibo again while in the sky, you’ll return to the same location on the surface as before.
Meet the new Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, launching on 7/16! This amiibo features two characters on a single base and can be used to travel between the surface and the sky in The Legend of Zelda: #SkywardSwordHD.https://t.co/mbhwOfSzX5 pic.twitter.com/YFK5WbYYHZ
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 19, 2021
Given how often you’ll need to travel between the surface and the sky over the course of the game, this is a handy ability, although it’s curious to see it locked behind an Amiibo figure. It’s also unclear if the game will be compatible with any existing Zelda Amiibo, or if the Skyward Sword Link figure will receive a reprint.