TriForce Heroes' Place in the Zelda Timeline Revealed

A link to A Link Between Worlds' world.


With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, the question has been raised of where it falls in the overall series timeline. Fortunately for those adamant on nailing these things down, Nintendo has explained right where it sits.

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In a recent interview with Gamespot, the game's director, Hiromasa Shikata said, you play as the exact same hero from A Link Between Worlds. Describing it as "a little unusual for a Zelda game, he said, "Initially, the story starts with the king recruiting hero candidates, and that's where Link steps in. There's a part of me that doesn't want people to come into the game thinking, 'Is he not a hero then? Is he just a candidate?' But I want to reassure people that this Link is the hero that came from the A Link Between Worlds world."

You can read our full interview with Shikata and Wii U Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma here.

A Link Between Worlds is the last original 3DS Zelda game to be released back in 2013. That game took place in one of several branches of the overall Zelda timeline--after A Link to the Past, between Link's Awakening and the original Legend of Zelda.

Tri Force Heroes recently debuted on 3DS. It's a multiplayer-centric Zelda game, though you'll need a total of three people in order to avoid playing solo. For more, check out GameSpot's review and review roundup.

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