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So, you've got your copy of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD and your Loftwing & Zelda amiibo has just arrived. Amazing! Now... what does it actually do?

Well, once in-game, this brand new amiibo enables players to instantly move Link from The Surface to The Sky by simply tapping it against their controller's NFC touchpoint. Another tap will see our hero return to the world beneath the clouds.

It's a cracking feature for an amiibo – a fast travel system that's easily preferable to the default one that's currently available in the game - which requires you to hotfoot it to the nearest available outdoors Bird Statue in order to make the same transition.

Of course, the fact that such a nifty means of transportation is locked behind the purchase of this amiibo, essentially locked behind a paywall, is definitely quite controversial, it's already been rubbing some gamers the wrong way, and it's not hard to see why.

Where the purchase of an amiibo will usually net you some small in-game reward, this particular model really is giving you an easy and instantaneous means of traversing the world of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD that makes the flow of the game that bit smoother and more satisfying.

In terms of other Nintendo titles that feature Zelda, we're not entirely sure as of yet if this beautiful new amiibo gives players any new content or features - although we'd imagine some sort of Smash Bros. functionality has got to be on the cards!

Looks like you reached the end of this guide; why not head back to our Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD hub for more tips and help for the game?

There you'll find tips on the pros and cons of motion controls vs. analogue stick control, a list of the main differences between Skyward Sword on Switch and the Wii original, how to use the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo, where to find the Moonlight Merchant and the Thunder Dragon, and how to beat every boss and minigame.

You'll also find guides for all heart piece locations, all goddess cubes, and where to find every Gratitude Crystal, every upgrade treasure, every bug, and every potion recipe to fill your bottles with.