Nintendo isn’t just slapping a new coat of paint on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD and calling it a day, the consolemaker also plans to add a number of new features to the upcoming remake.
Because Twilight Princess is getting a Wii-to-Wii U upgrade, the biggest addition to Twilight Princess HD is obviously Wii U GamePad support. Players will now be able to use the touchscreen to access their inventory and a map, as well as hop into the game’s Miiverse Community to use any Miiverse Stamps they find. If you prefer, the GamePad’s second screen can alternately be used for Off-TV Play.
Other changes will make the game both easier and harder. A new Ghost Lantern item was added to help make the search for Poes a little easier, while Hero Mode will (optionally) make things considerably tougher for Link. But Hero Mode will do more than just make the game a little harder:
Hero Mode, a challenging new mode, can also be selected when starting a new game. In this mode, Link will take double the normal damage and there are no heart drops. In addition, if Link finds Rupees in a treasure chest while his wallet is already full, Rupees will no longer be returned to that chest. Players are also less likely to reach the limit of their wallets, as they have been modified to hold more Rupees.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD will be released for the Wii U on March 4. And don’t forget, Nintendo previously showcased the Cave of Shadows challenge mode they’re adding to the game.