release date July 16, 2021 Zelda & Loftwing amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Nintendo may have just announced its new Nintendo Switch Online NES and SNES games, but it hasn’t stopped there. It has also revealed the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, and the amiibo has a release date of July 16, 2021, coinciding with the release of the game on Switch. The function of the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo in Skyward Sword HD is to enable “travel between the surface and the sky.” With this amiibo, you won’t have to use specific access points to travel into the sky; you can just zip back up whenever you want. You can also then use the amiibo again while airborne to send you back to the precise place you were on the surface. Surprisingly, this functionality even works inside buildings and dungeons.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD was announced back in February during the Nintendo Direct, and it was only a matter of time before a dramatic amiibo reveal like this one for Zelda & Loftwing. It’s handy that it provides such a useful function too. Casual players and speedrunners alike will appreciate it.

If you need more cool amiibo in your life, check out the amiibo for Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin.

John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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