Official Zelda Timeline Released by Nintendo

According to a fan translation at Kotaku, the timeline is actually comprised of three parallel universes, all of which are created due to Link’s actions during and after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

If Link fails in his quest to defeat Ganon, the events of A Link to the Past come to pass. However, if Link wins the day, the timeline splits in two distinct ways. The Wind Waker branches off from the future timeline where Ganon ruled for seven years while Majora’s Mask follows on from OoT’s ending of Link back in his boyhood village.

So, when its all mapped out, the official timeline looks like this…

1. Skyward Sword
2. The Minish Cap
3. Four Swords
4. Ocarina of Time

Timeline A: Link is Killed by Ganon in OoT
5A. A Link to the Past
6A. Oracle of Ages/Oracle of Seasons
7A. Link’s Awakening
8A. The Legend of Zelda
9A. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Timeline B: Link Defeats Ganon in OoT, Returns to His Childhood. Timeline Continues From the Past
5B. Majora’s Mask
6B. Twilight Princess
7B. Four Swords Adventures

Timeline C: Link Defeats Ganon in OoT, Returns to His Childhood. Timeline Continues From the Future
5C. The Wind Waker
6C. Phantom Hourglass
7C. Spirit Tracks

[via Warpedzone]'

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  • lj rice

    this is bull

    • GenmaTheSamurai

      sadly the third timeline is confirmed. Look up Hyrule Historia timeline.

    • Buck Duncan

      like it or not, it is what it is.

  • lj rice

    how can they get 3 time lines

  • Jacklambourne

    If you dont beat Ganon, then there is another timeline

  • Anonymous

    I approve.  Glad the timeline was finally confirmed and the triple split is ingenious,. 

  • Oni Kamen

    hmm is it weird that I am now considering to ignore everything having to do with the future time line of LoZOC 

  • Dabmak

    This was well handled. The post is good.
     borse online

  • Papergurl12

    in time line A dont u think that if link was killed by ganon the time line would stop there? how could he be killed in OoT  and still be around for the events of link to the past?

    • Anon

      its implied that like zelda link reincarnates so even if in OoT he died he would be reborn for LttP


    I think it is ingenuous that they can make LoZ happen after OoT, because LoZ was released a lot earlier. Also how did they fit SS at the beginning of the timeline?