Monday, August 6, 2018

The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Has Been Added To Official Timeline


Legend of Zelda fans have been curious to see how Breath of the Wild fits into The Legend of Zelda timeline. Nintendo has recently released a new version of the timeline on the Japanese Zelda series portal. The latest Zelda game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been placed at the end, but as Siliconera reports, it is not connected to any of the three timelines. Instead, the game is separated, but still at the very end. Japanese publication Famitsu caught up with producer Eiji Aonuma and director Hidemaro Fujibayashi to find out what the changes meant. Here’s their reply:

Eiji Aonuma, series producer: “Well of course it’s at the very end. But, I get what you’re asking, it’s which timeline is it the end of?”

Hidemaro Fujibayashi, director: “That’s… up to the player’s imagination, isn’t it?”

Aonuma: “Hyrule’s history changes with time. When we think of the next game and what we want to do with it, we might think, “Oh, this’ll fit well”, and place it neatly into the timeline, but sometimes we think, “Oh crap”, and have to change the placement. Actually, the decided history has been tweaked many times.” (laughs)

Fujibayashi: “Lately within the company, a term called ‘New Translation’ has cropped up. (laughs) Strictly speaking, we don’t change it, but rather new information and truths come to light.”

Famitsu: I see, so the way to interpret the lore of Breath of the Wild is still up for academic debate. (laughs)

Fujibayashi: “That’s why you should pay attention to future studies as well! Please look forward to it.” (laughs)