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With the release of A Link Between Worlds just three weeks away, Nintendo is going into full hype mode and releasing a plethora of information regarding the newest title in the Zelda franchise. In a press release just released by Nintendo they revealed the premise of the story of A Link Between Worlds. Hit after the jump to see the latest details about the plot of this upcoming installment in the Zelda series!

The story begins in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds with an ominous threat looming over Hyrule. A mysterious, wizardly figure named Yuga has been appearing throughout the land, transforming the kingdom’s seven sages into paintings and spiriting them away into another world. With the future of Hyrule at stake, Link must therefore step into the unknown realm of Lorule and stop Yuga’s nefarious plans in order to restore peace and harmony to his home world.

During a journey of discovery in both Hyrule and Lorule, Link will meet characters familiar to fans of The Legend of Zelda series, such as Princess Zelda and the elder of Kakariko Village, Sahasrahla, as well as new figures central to the storyline such as the travelling merchant Ravio, and the mystical figure of Hilda, the Princess of Lorule. Appearing for the first time in the series, little is known about Ravio, the item vendor who sets up shop in Link’s house and provides our hero with a helpful bracelet…

This furthers my suspicions that there is more to Ravio than meets the eye, as it even seems to be hinted at in this press release. We already knew Sahasrahla was in the game, but it raises an interesting question: how old is he? This game takes place roughly 200 years or so after A Link to the Past, so he would have to be hundreds of years old by this point!

While this press release doesn’t reveal many crucial details about the game’s plot, it does give a nice overview of the premise of the story while still maintaining an air of mystery about the game.

Source: Nintendo Life