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LegendOfPokemon

Where do you think Zelda U is going to be in the timeline? Just a thought.

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Octane

Does it matter?

Octane

LegendOfPokemon

Not really. I was just wondering what people thought.

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Octane

@LegendOfPokemon: It's up to Nintendo. Back when there wasn't an official timeline, everyone had their own theory about what and when. All of them turned out to be wrong. You can't tell where a Zelda game fits in the timeline (unless it's obvious; OOT > MM). Apart from the direct sequels, the games are barely connected, so it's almost impossible to tell anyway. The timeline doesn't really influence the games either, so it's not as if this will give us any more insight on the game. Honestly, probably Nintendo doesn't even know yet, as the timeline placement seems to be an afterthought to satisfy the people who are deep into the Zelda lore.

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skywake

I've been thinking from pretty early on that it somewhere around Skyward Sword. Depending on what tangent I want to take it's either before or after but I could see it going either way. Of course this speculation is entirely based on the small clips we've seen. Mostly the artstyle combined with the fact that we're shown vast grassy plains.

Think about it, games in same branches of the timeline typically have the same artstyle and this game isn't going for the "realistic" look. If anything it's like Skyward Sword in terms of visuals. Then ontop of that the world isn't flooded like in Wind Waker or Phantom Hourglass.

The thing that convinces me even more? The big mechanical monster from the first reveal. It looks like something that was buried and woken up. And for a mechanical creature in Zelda it looks more like it was from Skyward Sword than any other game. To put it simply, this guy here?
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Wouldn't look out of place here.....
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Octane

@skywake: Strange, because Skyward Sword was one of the few Zelda games that didn't feature large grassy plains. Going by that logic, it's somewhere near Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess. I don't there's a relation between art styles either, unless it's a direct sequel, the art styles are all over the place. Toon Link for example is featured before OOT, and in all three of the timelines after OOT.

Enemy design is a product of art style, you won't find an enemy that resembles that laser spider in Twilight Princess, because the art style in TP doesn't lend for that type of colourful enemies. It's going to be similar to Skyward Sword in a lot of ways, because the art style of the two games resemble each other quite well; Colourful, semi-realistic and a hint of cel-shading.

Also; take the Bokoblin for example:
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They resemble the bokoblins from Wind Waker more than anything else.

I don't think it's possible to tell, even if we had the game in our own hands. We'll know when Nintendo updates the timeline.

Octane

skywake

Octane wrote:

@skywake: Strange, because Skyward Sword was one of the few Zelda games that didn't feature large grassy plains

What I meant was that the world as we know it in Zelda U wasn't flooded. So we can probably rule out it being in the Wind Waker branch of the timeline. And the fact that we didn't see large grassy plains in Skyward Sword is beside the point. We travelled by Loftwing in that game, we didn't move from place to place on the ground. That doesn't mean that Hyrule Field didn't exist.

TBH I do like the idea of it happening before they took to the sky in Skyward Sword. I also really like the idea of it happening in the early days of Hyrule after the events of Skyward Sword. Whether or not that's what they end up saying or not who knows. For all we know we might play the game and it becomes immediately obvious when it occurs. But at this stage I do like my theory.

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LegendOfPokemon

It could always be after Ocarina and before Hyrule was flooded. ūüź£

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Tsurii

@LegendOfPokemon: That's actually one of the points where it wouldn't fit.
The Hero of Time disappeared in that timeline (because he went back in time, duh) and after that there was no other hero until the Hero of Wind (Wind Waker's Link)
The intro even says something along the lines of the people of Hyrule desperately looking for the guy before Daphnes flooded the place (more or less like that. It's been a while since I last saw that)

My bet is still on the game taking place somewhere before or after Twilight Princess simply because the Great Bridge of Hylia was visible in the gameplay demo from 2014 (holy s***, has it been long since we saw anything "substantial" on the game) and the only other time we saw it in a game was in TP/the child timeline

It's not like it ultimately matters tho. This timeline stuff is really only there to give the enthusiasts something to theorize about (and unless you're talking to the hardcore crowd it can actually be a good bit of fun too).
What I would want to see the most would be the fall of the Hero of Time (dude's kind of a downer in TP before he can finally rest in peace after teaching that game's Link), but that will likely never happen.

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We have a Zelda U thread itching for some real conversation about the game. So please let's move this there.

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