If you were wondering just where the upcoming addition in The Legend of Zelda franchise was going to fit, we now know.
In an interview with Game Informer, which just featured the next Zelda game on its cover of its monthly magazine, producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will take place after Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
That’s all fine and dandy, except those who have studied the timeline of the Zelda franchise know simply stating “After” still leaves plenty to speculate about and wonder with regard to where exactly Breath of the Wild fits in. The sequence of events in the history of Hyrule differs from the point of Ocarina of Time with one timeline playing out the history of the young Link who returns home after defeating Ganon to save the day, another timeline continuing the story of Hyrule from the adult Link’s timeline and a third reality in which Link is defeated by Ganon. So which of the three split timelines does Breath of the Wild fall in? We may just have to wait and see and perhaps play in order to find out.
According to the official outline of the Zelda franchise’s timeline, there are only three games that have come before the events of Ocarina of Time: Skyward Sword, The Minish Cap, and Four Swords. The timeline in which Link is defeated in OoT includes A Link to the Past, Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, Link’s Awakening and the original two NES titles. That is a pretty crowded timeline with some fo the games that have made Zelda what it is today.
Do you have any guesses as to where exactly Breath of the Wild is going to fall in the timeline? Feel free to share your guesses and predictions in the comments below. We are less than a month away, folks.