June 8, 2017
Youtuber Commonwealth Realm has taken a look at Breath of the Wild and it’s timeline placement in a new video. This comes on the heels of Hidemaro Fujibayashi stating to GameRant in a recent interview:
“It takes place in an age long, long after any of the titles released to date. It is the most recent age. And because of this we believe players will be able to easily immerse themselves in the game. Of course, regardless of the time period, the story does unfold in Hyrule so for those who’ve played other titles in the series there will be a lot of recognizable places to enjoy.”
Commonwealth Realm goes into many details on why they believe the timeline converges after the split, the most obvious being the references to several games from the various timelines. I’m not going to go into all the details, but one that I found very interesting was Breath of the Wild represented an end to Demise’s lasting curse (which I don’t agree with or maybe I’m just not willing to accept because I love Demise, haha) and marks a new beginning for the franchise. What do you think of their theory? Let us know in the comments below.
You can check out the video below or click here to view it on Youtube.