While Zelda fans the world over waited patiently for more news on the upcoming Breath of the Wild 2, Nintendo served up a vintage helping of Zelda action this summer in the form of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

Landing on the Nintendo Switch on 16th July, the release of this high-def remaster of the original Wii game was accompanied not only by a pair of new Skyward Sword Joy-Con, but also a brand new amiibo featuring Zelda and her Loftwing companion.

Launching on the same day as the game, this Zelda / Loftwing amiibo is the only figure that works with the new Switch version of the game. What does it do? Tapping the amiibo to the right Joy-Con enables Link to move between Skyloft and the world down below at any time without the need to find a specific location — a brand of 'fast travel', if you will. Handy! Response to the notion of 'locking' this feature behind an amiibo purchase was mixed, to say the least, and as you can see below, this Loftwing amiibo also costs more than your average Nintendo-branded NFC figurine. Still, try as we might, we're finding it difficult to resist.

If you're looking to land a Loftwing alongside the Switch launch, check out the best Skyward Sword amiibo deals we could find below.

Don't miss our guide on where to find the best deal on the Limited Edition Zelda: Skyward Sword Joy-Con.

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Buy The Limited Edition Zelda: Skyward Sword Zelda Loftwing amiibo In The UK

Buy The Limited Edition Zelda: Skyward Sword Zelda Loftwing amiibo In The US

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