Available now, four different “The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary” Amiibo will be usable in Breath of the Wild. The first of these, the “8-bit Link,” will give you “a random number of barrels” in the game, possibly containing rupees inside.
The Ocarina of Time Link Amiibo will instead give you “a random amount of meat.” This Amiibo might just be the best version of Link we’ve seen from Nintendo since the figures first launched back in 2014, with the Hero of Time playing his Ocarina after traveling into the future.
The third 30th Anniversary Amiibo, Toon Link (not to be confused with the Super Smash Bros. Toon Link figure) will earn you extra fish in Breath of the Wild. It seems fitting, given the largely nautical setting of The Wind Waker. This particular Amiibo is bundled with Wind Waker‘s Zelda, who will earn you “a random selection of plants.”
In addition to these rewards, Nintendo said in the announcement that there is also a chance to receive “a treasure chest with a rare item.” Perhaps it’s another Amiibo!
You won’t have to purchase any brand new Amiibo in order to receive bonuses in Breath of the Wild, however. Back at E3, Nintendo showed off the game’s support for Twilight Princess HD‘s “Wolf Link” Amiibo. After finishing the latter game’s “Cave of Shadows” section, you can then move the Amiibo to Breath of the Wild to receive Wolf Link as a temporary ally.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild launches in 2017 for Wii U and the new Nintendo Switch console. Though the Switch is scheduled for a spring launch, new reports suggest that the game could be delayed until June.