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Nintendo Haven’t Decided Where In The Timeline Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Is Placed


Here we go again. The inevitable timeline question that accompanies every Zelda reveal has come up once more, this time directed at The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. In an interview with director Hiromasa Shikata, Game Informer popped the question, and here’s what he said:


“That’s a tough question. The Zelda timeline is ‘complicated’ and if you look at the history of Zelda you will see there are three branches. I can’t really designate which one of those branches we’re looking at, but as far as the design itself, we looked to Link Between Worlds. But it’s not—as far as a timeframe—it’s not before or after. We haven’t really settled on that.”


So, just where in the timeline the game takes place hasn’t been settled upon yet. Ultimately, it wouldn’t be surprising to see it end up in the same timeline as A Link Between Worlds, just because they share such a similar aesthetic. In the meantime, let the theories ensue.


The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes will be released this Fall.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.