Nintendo reveals a Zelda & Loftwing amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Nintendo has revealed the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, which will launch alongside the game on July 16.

In the game, this amiibo will offer a function where Link can instantly travel from any point on land back to the skies, instead of using set Loftwing statue points. You can also use the amiibo to return precisely to the spot you used the amiibo on the surface.

You can check it out in the trailer below, and details via Nintendo. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is set to release on July 16 for Nintendo Switch. In case you missed it, you can check out the announcement trailer, details, and screenshots from February's Nintendo Direct.

New Zelda & Loftwing amiibo Figure Launches Alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD on July 16!

Every legend has an origin – and soon you can follow the earliest tale in The Legend of Zelda™ timeline when the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD game launches on the Nintendo Switch system. The HD version of this classic adventure features enhanced performance, smoother motion controls, and newly added button-only controls. The new “Zelda & Loftwing” amiibo*  will be released on July 16 to accompany the launch of the game.


The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo features two characters on a single base: Zelda as she appears in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, and her trusty Loftwing.

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, Zelda is the hero Link’s childhood friend, and is always looking out for him. Loftwings are large birds living on the floating islands of Skyloft and are ridden by the people there to travel across the skies.

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the adventure takes place between the skies where Link and his friends reside, and the vast world of the surface that lies beneath the clouds.

Normally, you can only return from the surface to the sky by way of designated save points, but using the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo while on the surface in the game will allow you to return to the skies from anywhere on the surface, even inside dungeons.

Use the amiibo on the surface world..
And return to the skies from wherever you like

If you then use the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo again while in the sky, you can return to the spot on the surface where you used it before.

Use the amiibo while in the sky...surface world...
And return to the spot you used it on the surface

If you run out of items while exploring the surface, for example, you can quickly return to the Bazaar in Skyloft to replenish your supplies. Once you’re done shopping, the amiibo allows you to quickly zip back to the surface and pick up where you left off!