Did Nintendo Reveal The Legend Of Zelda Timeline With Hyrule Historia?


Posted December 22, 2011 - By Nikole Zivalich

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A thorough timeline in The Legend of Zelda series has been the topic of much debate, mostly between myself and anyone who has the misfortune of walking by my desk. I guess I'm not the only one who loses sleep over where Link's Awakening takes places in relation to Ocarina of Time since Nintendo has released Hyrule Historia, a Zelda encyclopedia, in Japan. Hyrule Historia deals with art work, lore and history of the games across all of the titles.

A noble hero has risen to the occasion and somehow got his hands on the book. He has revealed what he thinks is the official Zelda timeline. A slightly less noble (only slightly) Kotaku reader translated the posting to reveal, for us, the true Zelda timeline, allegedly of course. I watch a lot of Law & Order, I know how this goes.

The ALLEGED Zelda timeline:

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword >>> LoZ: Minish Cap >>> LoZ: Four Swords >>> LoZ: Ocarina of Time

Now after OoT, a split occurs showing three possible paths.

OoT >>> A Link to the Past >>> The Oracle of Ages/ Seasons >>> Link's Awakening >>> The Legend of Zelda >>> Zelda 2: The Adventures of Link

OoT >>> Majora's Mask >>> Twilight Princess >>> Four Sword Adventures

OoT >>> Wind Waker >>> Phantom Hourglass >>> Spirit Tracks

Well, that certainly cleared a lot up! I don't understand how some of this makes sense, but I accept it. Is this what you thought the Zelda timeline would be like?

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Did Nintendo Reveal The Legend Of Zelda Timeline With Hyrule Historia?


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