Earlier in October we reported a rumour about a popular data miner in the Nintendo scene who uncovered listings on the Wii U eShop for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

At the time the evidence available was not entirely concrete in regards to what exactly this release would be, but now we have an official confirmation via the latest Nintendo Direct that the game will in fact be a high-definition remake of the 2006 GameCube / Wii original.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U will be released on 4th March, 2016 and is being co-developed by the Australian, Melbourne-based studio, Tantalus.

In line with this announcement, Nintendo revealed a new Wolf Link amiibo featuring Midna as well as a bundle deal including both the game and amiibo in one package. The amiibo will also work with the upcoming Zelda Wii U game.

Lastly, Nintendo has confirmed five Legend of Zelda amiibo from the Super Smash Bros. series will be compatible with Twilight Princess HD, and fans who pre-order the game will receive a bonus soundtrack.

Let us know in the comments if you're excited for the HD re-release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.