GameXplain has uploaded the opening cutscene from the English localization of Hyrule Warriors, and the game begins very much like other Zelda titles do — with one interesting catch. Please stop here if you want to avoid any and all spoilers.

Instead of Link waking up from an ominous nightmare, this time it is Princess Zelda who does so, with Impa at her bedside. Impa then goes on to talk about how they must find the reborn spirit of the Legendary Hero, looking at the ever-so-familiar green tunic. As Princess Zelda watches the knights of Hyrule in training, a certain swordsman catches her eye. Suddenly, a great evil appears and a new adventure in the Zelda saga begins.

If you want to see more, head over to our spoiler-free round-up of footage from the Japanese version of the game.