The latest issue of Famitsu features an interview with the producer of the Nintendo 3DS’ Hyrule Warrior Legends, Yosuke Hayashi, who shares a load of details about the upcoming game. Apparently, planning for the Nintendo 3DS version started soon after the release of the Wii U version after they saw people enjoyed it. He said:
That was after the release of the Wii U version. The Wii U version got a positive reception from people who played it, but as there are already many Zelda titles on the Nintendo 3DS, many Zelda fans said “I’d like to play this on 3DS”. The development of the Nintendo 3DS version took off from there.
What we’re most excited for though is the addition of characters from The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, but not only do we get Wind Waker characters but an entire epilogue story. Hayashi has said that the Wind Waker segment will take place directly after the end of Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U. Now, we’ve seen Tetra and the King of Red Lions confirmed for Hyrule Warrior Legends but apparently they won’t be the only new characters we’ll see. Hayashi said:
I can’t go into details yet, but we plan to add new character(s) [can mean one or several] other than Tetra and King of Hyrule. There are fan favorites and surprising characters in the game, so I’d be happy if you kept guessing who will join the fight while waiting for follow-up information.
So there’s some pretty cool news! Hyrule Warrior Legends is still in development, apparently it’s 60% complete and we’ll get to see it sometime at the start of 2016.