Zelda Amiibo

Update: We now have our first western price confirmation, with Nintendo revealing that the figure will launch in North America for $24.99, up from the usual $15.99 asking price.

European pricing is still to be confirmed, but we'll make sure to provide another update as soon as we have it.

Original Article: Earlier today, Nintendo revealed a gorgeous Zelda & Loftwing amiibo that's set to launch alongside The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD this July. It's notable for the fact that it's actually two characters in one, and while we don't have dimensions yet, it looks like it might be just a touch larger than your bog-standard figure.

We'll have to wait until we can see one in the flesh before knowing that for sure, but what we do know is that the figure is launching in Japan at a higher price point than regular amiibo releases.

Nintendo's Japanese website notes that it'll retail for 2,750 yen (approx. $25 / £18); for reference, the Smash Bros. series amiibo tend to launch for 1,650 yen (approx. $15 / £11). Official western prices haven't been confirmed yet, but judging by those numbers, don't be surprised to see it launch for something like $25 / £20 across the US and Europe.

We'll make sure to let you know when pre-orders start to go live, so keep an eye on the site for that if you're keen on grabbing one.

What price point would you be happy to pay for the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo? Do you think it's worth a little more than the usual price? Have your say in the comments below.

[source nintendo.co.jp]