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Nintendo may have demonstrated the Wolf Link Amiibo for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during the Treehouse live-stream on Tuesday, but they had more than just Wolf Link planned for release for the upcoming Wii U and NX game. There will be three Amiibo made for the upcoming open-world adventure title.
Gamnesia caught wind of the new video that played shortly after Nintendo revealed the three new Amiibo during their live-stream with the Treehouse crew. During the live event they had the three Amiibo on hand, but they were pre-production prototypes that Nintendo were using to show off the new figures for the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The first figure you see in the video above is Link on a horse. The figure is called the Link Rider, and it sees the legendary video game character in a heroic pose on the horse with a sword in his hand. He has a cape with a hood. He has saddlebags on the side with the Master Sword in his right hand. A wooden buckler rests on the back of the horse with the rest of the supplies attached to the ride. Link maintains a somewhat serious and ominous presence while saddled atop his horse.
The second Amiibo figure is Link in his action pose from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild during the slow motion charge shot with his bow. This shot has become an iconic representation of what they expect from the upcoming open-world title, and the Amiibo captures that in intricate detail. We see that Link is in his blue tunic with his tan pants and brown boots. He has his wrist guards on, and Master Sword and shield on his back. Just a little lower we can see the straps holding his equipment in place, along side a double belt that contains item pouches and a uniquely placed quiver hanging down off the lower end of his back. It's a beautiful looking figure and the video does a fine job of covering every inch of the figure in detail. His particular figure is known as the Link Archer.
The last a final figure out of the three is one based on the ancient sub-boss characters in the game known as Guardians. The Guardian is the only figure out of the three that has movable parts. During the Nintendo live-stream for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, they weren't able to move the parts because they were pre-production prototypes, but each of the five mechanical arms that are out-stretched from the device can be positioned and tweaked to your heart's content.
During the live-stream for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild we actually got to see the Guardian in action, battling against Link and that thing was absolutely dangerous. In fact, during the live-stream I never once saw them defeat a Guardian. I have no idea how popular the Guardian Amiibo will be, but if it has an ability to make the in-game battles against them easier then I can easily see this becoming one of the most popular Amiibo on the market for the Wii U.
The three Amiibo are due out in 2017 along with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.