With a note sent to the IGN.com editorial team, Nintendo of America confirmed that it ran into some technical problems that will prevent it from distributing the Zelda & Loftwing amiibo of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD, the reissue of the classic, as planned. arriving on Switch today, Friday 16 July.
“The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo is currently experiencing unexpected shipping delays. As a result, only a small portion of Zelda & Loftwing will be available on launch date of July 16. Additional shipments are delayed until August. We will ship more amiibo to retailers as soon as they arrive “, these are the official statements of Nintendo of America. At the moment it is not clear whether the problem concerns exclusively the American territory or whether it will extend to Europe, and therefore it will be better to keep an eye on the situation in the coming hours.
The Zelda & Loftwing amiibo allows for an important in-game bonus within the Nintendo title. The player can in fact take advantage of the interactive action figure to quickly switch from aerial exploration to rescue points on land, essentially acting as a fast travel. A feature so convenient that it even sparked controversy when it was announced by a slice of players who wanted the feature included in the base game.
While waiting to get your hands on the title personally, we refer you to our Review of The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD.