Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo had to work around the technical constraints of the older Nintendo 3DS models for Hyrule Warriors Legends by making some cuts.

In an interview with 4Gamer (via Polygon), Team Ninja producer Hayashi Yosuke spoke about the changes facing Hyrule Warriors Legends going from the Wii U to the 3DS. Due to technical constraints, Team Ninja had to cut Hyrule Warriors Legends' use of stereoscopic 3D visuals on the older Nintendo 3DS models in order to make the game playable. Fortunately, the New Nintendo 3DS models are able to still utilize the stereoscopic 3D visuals without any hindrances to the number of enemies on-screen or any of the other visual impairments. While amiibo support will be featured in Hyrule Warriors Legends, it will obviously require a New 3DS or the near field communication accessory for the older 3DS models, as the older 3DS handhelds don't have build-in amiibo support.

Hyrule Warriors Legends is a handheld port of Hyrule Warriors, which was released last year on the Wii U. Hyrule Warriors takes the action-based gameplay of the Dynasty Warriors series and gives it a Hylian makeover featuring most of our favorite characters from The Legend of Zelda series. The House of Mario is planning to release the smaller version of the New 3DS before the end of the month, while the XL size has been available since this past February.

While no release date has been announced, Hyrule Warriors Legends is expected to launch for the Nintendo 3DS sometime in Q1 2016.

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