Nintendo has announced a remaster of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess coming to Wii U in early 2016. The announcement was the first of the company's latest Nintendo Direct online broadcast, the first since the passing of late president Satoru Iwata.

Rumoured a while back, Twilight Princess is the latest Zelda title to get the remaster treatment. The game will include a new Amiibo figure based on Wolf Link from the game, and also support existing Zelda Amiibo released for Super Smash Bros.

More features will be announced in due course. A trailer showing off the remaster's new lick of paint was shown off and it was revealed that data collected with use of the Wolf Link Amiibo will carry over to the next full Legend of Zelda title, releasing in 2016 for Wii U.

Recently Nintendo has remade and remastered numerous Zelda titles recently. Ocarina Of Time and Majora's Mask were each remastered in 3D for the 3DS, and Wind Waker HD was released on the Wii U in 2013.

Twilight Princess was one of the darker Zelda titles, in both tone and look. Released in 2006, in it, hero Link could turn himself into a wolf and was partnered by the imp-like Midna – one of the most memorable characters in the series and far less annoying than Tingle. Like most recent Zelda titles, it has grown a cult following in the years since its release and has some diehard fans.

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