The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is available now for the Nintendo Switch and it features two classics from the past games that can be unlocked through various means.
The first throwback to the past games in Breath of the Wild is the Wolf Link from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Wolf Link cannot be obtained through any legal means in the game unless you have purchased the Wolf Link amiibo.
The Wolf Link amiibo was released with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The cool thing is that this unlocks a completely new partner for use in the actual game here that can even help in battle and has its own health meter.
To unlock Wolf Link, amiibo functionality has to be enabled in Breath of the Wild before amiibo can be used to unlock any extra features. To do so, head into the options menu and under the ‘amiibo’ section, make sure to turn it on by selecting ‘use amiibo’ as the option. It will be turned off by default. The second and easier way is to pick up the ‘amiibo’ option from the main title screen. This turns on Amiibo functionality for the game.
Once you have activated the amiibo functionality in Breath of the Wild, you have to scan it in game by opening a rune called ‘amiibo’ which will prompt you to place the amiibo on Switch for scanning it into the game. The Wolf Link will appear once the amiibo is scanned using NFC and there is a limit of one summon every 24 hours, so if Wolf Link dies, you can summon it again the next day.
Epona is similarly unlocked by using the Link amiibo that was launched along with the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. We unlock Epona in the game similarly just like we did with Wolf Link by placing the amiibo on NFC scanner of Switch after selecting the amiibo rune in the main game.
This is not the end of amiibo functionality as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has its own amiibo that can be used to gain in-game items like food, arrows and other resources. This works similarly to other amiibo functionality and can be used once in every 24 hours.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is out now for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo Switch.