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Nintendo has been slowly inching out new content and revealing new information for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. One of the new bits of info includes 30th-anniversary Amiibo that will actually play a role in the actual gameplay.
Over on the official Nintendo Tumblr page, the company revealed a number of interesting new in-game items that you'll earn or unlock by using the 30th anniversary Amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
There are four different Amiibo being made available in celebration of the long-running franchise from Nintendo. The first is a throwback to classic 8-bit Link from the NES version of The Legend of Zelda. This particular Amiibo will spawn in a number of different barrels into Breath of the Wild. After the barrels spawn in, players will be able to break them open and potentially reveal some goodies inside.
The second of the four Amiibo is the Link from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This link represents the older Link after some time traveling took place in the classic N64 game. The statue has the Ocarina in hand but rewards you with a nice helping of meat once you use the Amiibo on the game. This might seem pointless but free meat is extremely useful in Breath of the Wild because it's how Link maintains his stamina and health, and he will need to stay healthy and fed throughout the adventures.
The third Amiibo is Toon Link from the popular GameCube release of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. This was a very steep divergence from the typical games in the series, as it relied more on sailing between small isles and exploring what they had to offer. As far as the Amiibo is concerned, it will play on the game's sailing and exploration by giving gamers a healthy helping of fish. You can use the fish to eat it or store it for other purposes.
The fourth and last Amiibo in the group is none other than the Princess of Hyrule, Zelda. The Zelda Amiibo is also based on Wind Waker, though it seemed like they would have gone with the Ocarina of Time Zelda since she was more iconic, but anyway she will grant you a random selection of plants that can be used for crafting purposes.
Each of the four Amiibos that are available right now as part of the 30th-anniversary celebration of the long-running franchise can be purchased and used in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The game has already been shaping up to be one of the biggest games out there and Nintendo has held nothing back as far as scope and features are concerned. While previous games have been open-world, this newest game takes the concept to a whole new level by expanding the play area to a wide open world.
Being able to use the Amiibo to help out with a few extra rupees and food supplies will surely give gamers a little extra boost during their journeys when Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches sometime in 2017 for the Wii U and Nintendo Switch.