A Link Between Worlds - Prologue

The story...

Here are some pictures from the introduction of the game... They probably make a reference to the legend of "A Link to the Past".

Click on the different pictures for an enlargement

There is a legend oft told in Hyrule Kingdom.
It is the legend of the Triforce, once kept within Hyrule itself.
Said to be a gift of the gods, the Triforce could grant a wish of all those who touched it.
So of course, many wanted to get their hands on it. Wars were fought for the Triforce.

A Link Between Worlds prologue

The royal family summoned the Seven Sages, who sealed the Triforce in the Sacred Realm.
But a thief of notorious repute broke into the Sacred Realm and claimed the Triforce.
With its power, he became the Demon King Ganon, who sought to dominate all Hyrule.
But just as Ganon had the kingdom in his evil clutches... a legendary hero answered the call of Hyrule's princess.

A Link Between Worlds prologue

And this here, wielding the Master Sword, took up a quest to challenge Ganon's might.
He joined with the descendants of the Seven Sages to seal the Demon King in darkness.
The Triforce was divided into three - its tempting power out of any one person's reach.
One part stayed with the royal family, while another slipped into Ganon's possession.
Legend says that the third part found its home in the heart of the hero eternal...
And while legends come to us from the distant past, others have yet to be written...

A Link Between Worlds prologue

This gift from the gods, Hyrule's greatest treasure, will grant the wish of any mortal who touches it.
The Triforce once stoked greed in the hearts of men. A legendary war was fought to keep it out of evil hands.
To end the war for the Triforce, the royal family decided to hide it in the Sacred Realm.
They summoned the Seven Sages of legend, who used their power to seal the Triforce away.

A Link Between Worlds prologue

The Demon King Ganon was once just a thief - until the man broke into the Sacred Realm.
There he stole the Triforce and transformed himself. Then he took his evil campaign back to Hyrule.
A hero of legend arose from humble beginnings, awoken to his purpose by a princess of Hyrule.
With the Master Sword, the blade of evil's bane, he sought the descendants of the Seven Sages.
Together they defeated the Demon King Ganon - and sealed him away in darkness.

A Link Between Worlds prologue

The Triforce was split into three pieces, separated forever. One piece remains with the royal family.
Another piece has fallen into the hands of Ganon, sealed away with him.
The third piece of the Triforce has vanished, though legend says it is hidden in the spirit of a true hero.
It slumbers now somewhere in Hyrule - waiting for the time when the world needs a new hero.

In a interview given to cnet, Eiji Aonuma said that the main inspiration to turn Link into a painting and have him walk into walls comes from the Ocarina of Time game. It is when remembering the battle against Ganondorf, who was going from a painting to another, that the producer had the idea to adapt this concept to the hero of the series. This new ability allows Link to travel between two worlds, reach some places inside and outside dungeons, and to solve puzzles.

Thanks to Hikari!

All these pictures are copyright Nintendo.