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Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Remake locks instant fast-travel unless you have the Loftwing Amiibo

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If you want to speed things up in Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Remake, then you’ll need to fork out for some additional cash. It seems that the remaster of the classic Wii game has locked its improved fast-travel feature behind an Amiibo… which doesn’t come with the game. While the actual Loftwing Amiibo is a beautifully designed figure, I doubt many folks will want to be forced into purchasing it just so they can move around the game faster. Skyward Sword already suffered from bloat and repetition, so leveraging this fault to incentivise customers to purchase a new Amiibo feels more than a little shady.

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While many may have been confused by Nintendo announcing a remaster of one it’s less popular Legend of Zelda games, I was excited to see what it could do with Skyward Sword. Fix the mistakes of the past and maybe make something better than the original but as it turns out, that doesn’t appear to be the case. We currently don’t have a local price for the Loftwing Amiibo but you can grab it overseas for $24,99 andyou’ll likely be able to pick it up here for around R300 when it eventually does launch. Still, rather not have to pay all the cash to  make use of a feature that fans have been requesting for ages.

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The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Remake launches for Nintendo Switch on 16 July and features several improvements that aren’t locked behind an Amiibo. Improved graphics, enhanced motion controls and even a button-only control scheme for players on the Switch Lite.

Last Updated: May 20, 2021

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  1. DarthofZA

    May 20, 2021 at 05:12

    This isn’t entirely true.
    You can still fast travel without it, just like you used to be able to.
    Previously, you could only fast travel from certain points, the Amiibo just allows you to use it from pretty much anywhere now.
    So they have added the ability to now fast travel from anywhere with the Amiibo, not blocked an existing feature behind it.

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