If you are a fan of the _Legend of __Zelda_series, then today's Nintendo Direct had a few announcements that should have you smiling from ear to ear. We're talking re-launches on the Wii U, new Amiibos and even some additional DLC for folks still slicing and dicing their way through _Hyrule Warriors_.
If you're unfamiliar with Nintendo Directs, they're basically The Big N's glorified press releases. Rather than send out a bunch of emails, they put together a few of these live video presentations a year, packing in a whole bunch of announcements, updates and trailers in a single location.
Today's Direct featured a bunch of new info on the upcoming Pokemon games and some other announcements revolving around Mario Maker, Monster Hunter and Pikmin, but Zelda fans got to enjoy the most time in the spotlight with a trio of announcements focused on the storied franchise.
For starters, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is making its way to the Wii U via virtual console. If you missed out on Link's latest adventure through the skies over Hyrule, then this will give you a chance to experience exactly that in a digital format.
If, however, you'd prefer to spend your time taking on dozens of enemies at once in Hyrule Warriors, then you'll be happy to know that a new fighter is joining the player roster.
Starting today, players can download the latest DLC for the Zelda hack-and-slash adventure, making Toon Zeld a playable character. If you happen to have a season pass, which is currently on sale, you'll get Toon Zelda at no additional charge. This DLC also includes a new weapon for Toon Link, as well as a bunch of new costumes for your personal in-game fairy. Oh, and there's also a new Adventure Mode map, a new Adventure battle to play through and a pair of new encounters in Challenge mode. All of that will set you back $6.99, or you can get it for $9.99 for both the 3DS and Wii U versions of Hyrule Warriors.
Finally, a new collection of Amiibo based on The Legend of Zelda have also been announced as part of the series' 30th anniversary, including an 8-bit Link Amiibo, one for Ocarina of Time Link and a two-pack that boasts Toon Link and Toon Zelda from Wind Waker. Sadly, these collectibles won't be available until Dec. 2, but at least they'll come with some unspecified special functionality when used in tangent with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which launches sometime in 2017.
So that should keep you Zelda fans busy for a little while, yes? Let us know your thoughts on any and all of these announcements in the comments below.