The Full Legend of Zelda Timeline Revealed


OK, this goes beyond the realm of simply remembering the games, and into the realm of understanding the consequences of each, so understanding some of these events will likely require you to spend a little time reading the Zelda Wiki. If you’re still interested, here’s the complete timeline for The Legend of Zelda series, as translated by Siliconera contributor, Aria, at her personal website, Glitterberri:




You can read an explanation of the some of the events that led to the timeline split (and A Link to the Past’s Imprisoning War) at Glitterberri as well, and take a look at a few pages of the Hyrule Historia encyclopedia via a video embedded on the site.


A Link to the Past image courtesy the Zelda Wiki.

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.