Eiji Aonuma – the producer behind many of the titles in the Legend of Zelda series – announced today on Miiverse that Epona will be joining the cast of available weapons in the recently released Hyrule Warriors.

Epona is featured as a weapon seemingly exclusively for Link, rather than being a seperate character. Aonuma-san discusses the reasons and thinking behind this choice in his Miiverse post:

He also tentatively tells us to expect additional scenarios and costumes to be included in the DLC pack, but does not give any specific details.

Hyrule Warriors' Master Quest DLC pack will be released on 16th October this year in Europe and North America.

Are you raring to get some cavalry action in Hyrule Warriors? Let us know in the comments section!