Nintendo Puts Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Official Timeline

Get ready for the next chapter in the ever-growing debate about The Legend of Zelda's timeline, as Nintendo has announced Breath of the Wild's place.

According to the official Japanese website from Nintendo, which contains an entire history lesson about the series and all of their games and where they fit in the grand scheme of continuity, Breath of the Wild is apparently at the very end of the entire timeline. This means for the first time since 1987, we have a proper sequel to the primary storyline that started with the first two NES titles, and not some side-story about whether the hero succeeds or fails, or an alternate timeline, or prequel, or a sequel to a prequel, or even a brand-new chapter that negates everything else.

Nintendo Puts Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Official Timeline

Oddly enough, the game is also the last chapter for both of the hero quests for when he succeeds or when he fails, so this is basically Nintendo's way of saying "all roads lead to here", which is kind of funny to think about that every incarnation of decision making eventually brings people to this series. It also appears they changed some of the games around as far as placement, as they've moved one of our favorite Legend of Zelda games, Link's Awakening, to happen before the Oracle series and right after A Link to the Past. It makes a little more sense, but that's a late-in-the-day change. Looks like Dark Horse Comics will need to update their Hyrule Historia book.

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