We already knew that anyone who buys the new upcoming remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD along with the Wolf Link Amiibo figurine will be able to transfer some kind of data from the game to the upcoming The Legend of Zelda Wii U, which is set to be launched this autumn.
However, what remains unknown is what else Nintendo might be thinking about with regards to their interactive toys and the Zelda universe, now that they're officially looking to find more ways to link and support Amiibo with their software.
Today two Amiibo features have been unveiled for the game: one fairly standard, the other rather surprising and a little confusing.
"Unlock bonuses with The Legend of Zelda Amiibos: Tap all the Amiibos for the Zelda series to unlock bonuses in the game, such as regenerating your life, or getting arrows for your bow. The new Wolf Link Amiibo even allows you to get into a new dungeon: The Twilight Cave. The data recorded on this Amiibo can even be transfered to the next episode on Wii U.".
Now, what is this Twilight Cave all about? Even with the description mentioning a new dungeon, it's difficult to imagine a tenth complete temple, because the same product page recalls the game coming with "9 dungeons".
Therefore, even though many fans would really appreciate such a huge and challenging bonus stage (as long as they could unlock it without the Amiibo, mind you), this new zone sounds more likely as another floor for the Cave of Ordeals, or something conceptually similar. That tough quest consisted of an underground 50-storey combat mini-dungeon that Link must battle through in order to get the Great Fairy's Tears.
Soon enough (now a matter of weeks) we'll get to find out whether this is a fully-fledged dungeon complete with puzzles, traps, bosses and so on, or something added / a spin-off from the Cave of Ordeals, as well as what kind of rewards are waiting to be found. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD launches on Wii U on March 4.