While we've seen a fair amount of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World's gameplay up to this point, very little of it has focused on story and setting. Rather a confusing decision considering it's a sequel to one of the best Zelda story's in the franchise, despite its simplicity. Today Nintendo released a trailer that fixed that, showing off not one, but two princesses in addition to the game's main villain.
Yes, in addition to Princess Zelda of Hyrule, we meet Princess Hilda of Lorule. Hyrule. Lorule. High. Low. Just so you don't miss how ridiculous that is. Well, at least that explains the two worlds, right? Though it's safe to say that means we won't be won't be seeing the golden land/dark world. Also, we're shown a jester-like villain that seems like a cross between Skyward Sword's nemesis mixed with Aghanim. He appears to use the ability of drawing himself on the wall that we've seen Link use previously.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World's gameplay looks better and better every time we see it. At the same time, this Hyrule/Lorule setting reveal seems really trite and non-compelling. I'm beginning to worry we're getting a substandard Zelda side-project like Phantom Hourglass and that train game, rather than something up to the standards that A Link to the Past really Deserves. I hope I'm wrong.
Expect the 3DS exclusive A Link Between Worlds to release November 22.