Famitsu recently got the opportunity to sit down with Yosuke Hayashi, a producer on Hyrule Warriors Legends, in order to talk about the upcoming game for the Nintendo 3DS. After the release of Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, many Zelda fans mentioned that they’d like to play the game on Nintendo’s portable console. After that, production on Hyrule Warriors Legends began.
Koei Tecmo originally looked at including Wind Waker characters in the original Hyrule Warriors, but felt that it would be incredibly difficult to bring the game together with the other Zelda titles, as the characters and worlds were vastly different.
[Tetra and the King of Red Lions] are not the only characters that Koei Tecmo plan to include
When developing Hyrule Warriors Legends, Koei Tecmo wanted to add an epilogue story to the game that took place after the events of the Wii U version. Wind Waker was an easy choice for this, as it was the only major Zelda game not utilized in Hyrule Warriors. While Tetra and the King of Hyrule are already confirmed as playable characters in the 3DS installment, these are not the only characters that Koei Tecmo plan to include. Unfortunately, no new characters for the game are ready to be unveiled at this time.
In the interview, it was also revealed that the StreetPass function of the 3DS will be supported in Hyrule Warriors Legends. Development of the game is roughly 60 percent complete, and the decision regarding DLC characters is undecided at this time. Amiibo will function the same way in Hyrule Warriors Legends as they do in Hyrule Warriors.
Hyrule Warriors Legends is set to come out for the Nintendo 3DS in the spring of 2016.