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The Definitive Zelda Timeline (According To Nintendo)

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Note: This isn't the whole graphic. Anybody could have figured out this is what happened in the franchise if there were only four games, click HERE to see the whole thing.

In its 25-years of existence spanning 16 games, it's hard to keep track of what the hell happened when in the Zelda universe. Thankfully, now there's a timeline from Nintendo to explain it all and put your mind to rest so we can all sleep at night. "I have been sleeping at night." Sleeping...or staying up late masturbating? Because your roommate says otherwise!


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The Official Zelda Timeline, Now With Added Detail [kotaku]

Thanks to Malandros, ben, Jordie and M-Sac, who don't particularly care what happened when just so long as it DID happen so they can play the games. You bring up an interesting point.

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  • newcastle-grind

    Actually, it's impossible to properly timeline any of this because no one was ever keeping track of what happened in previous games. Twilight Princess doesn't fit in there at all, and Wind Waker is the result of the hero failing after Majora's Mask instead of continuing on into the NES games. It's better to just treat most of them as stand-alones that steal ideas from each other than it is trying to form a cohesive history out of any of them.

  • newcastle-grind

    This timeline doesn't make any sense. Ocarina Of Time is a prequel to the first game, Miyamato said that himself. A Link To The Past comes LAST.

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  • Couldn't they make a single timeline? This seems lazy.....like "here you go nerds now leave us alone...."   Screw this I'll make my own timeline.....with hookers....and blackjack.....

  • Azariel_z

    I am ok with a split on Zelda Ocarina of Time,  from adult to child ( Zelda screw everything sending Link to live his 7 years lost again...)
    But why a third split  from success and not success, if that the case, EVERY zelda should have a Split....  LoZ OoT doesn't give you the option for "not success ..game over, Hyrule is screwed Lalalala..."  etcetc..

  • Xeviq

    I was wondering that too. I haven't played OoT in a long, is there a special ending that happens if Link dies or dies during the last battle?

  • Hunter Pearson

    Why no CD-I games!?!?!!? Nintendo you made them you take responsibility!

  • Daniel Krach

    Uhm....nope
    The CDi-Games were made by Philips

  • Kyle Hughson

    so..skyward sword is essentially the first game in the Zelda universe?

  • grimbldoo

    Bout time Nintendo!

  • Slurm_Cola

    I'll be waiting for the wikipedia version to come out so I can understand it.

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  • Tyler AitchKay

    Where are the CDI games? This isn't canon.

  • Brent Spies

    The CD-I games are always left out. Nintendo had agreed to 3 zelda games before backed out of the CD-I. So Nintendo had no influence in the games content and they can't be included in zelda canon.

  • So wait, defeating Ganon as an adult in Ocarina of Time invariably causes everything in the Zelda universe to turn into cartoony, cel-shaded graphics, while dying results in the greatest classic games in the series?

    Pardon me while I go kill off Link and delete my save file. FOR THE GOOD OF HYRULE.

  • OrehRatiug

    Windwaker was amazing, please end your life.

  • grimbldoo

    All of the good games are based off of Link failing :p, well, besides Twilight Princess

  • So, why does everyone live in caves in the NES Legend of Zelda if it's one of the last chronologically?

  • Because Hyrule is abandoned and people move away to the places as explained in Zelda II. Basically in the original NES Zelda you are essentially exploring the ruins of Hyrule.

  • That's where evolved people live now.

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