The folks over on Game Trailers have released an amazing video covering the much talked about and often debated timeline of the Legend of Zelda series. The video begins by covering the first few games in the series in chronological order giving a brief overview of each and explains how the storyline slowly evolved from a simple fantasy game manual backstory to an overarching epic covering several centuries from the creation of Hyrule to the later adventures of Link and Zelda. Then after Ocarina of Time was released fans began debating over what title really came first and ultimately leading to the creation of the timeline theorists among the fan community. Subsequent games only made the timeline more complex and often confusing. It eventually concludes with the release of the official timeline revealed in the Hyrule Historia with an explanation behind all the connections.
I warn you, this video is filled with lots of spoilers for just about every game in the series. So if there is anything you do not wish to have spoiled from the endings of the games please watch with caution.
Jump inside to check it out for yourself.
I recommend watching this in a larger window as the imagery is worth it.
Just the images alone had me intrigued, I loved the various depictions of Fi, the King or Red Lions, etc and within that Temple of Time. Those coupled with the music made the trailer alone seem incredibly epic. The guys at GameTrailers really went all out in creating this. I believe the narrator has a point, I really don’t think any other series has ever had the fans working nearly as hard at figuring out exactly which sequel comes before which. Overall I think they did a great job with their presentation and explanation on how the series evolved, creating the theorist movement, confusing them with the later sequels, and ultimately revealing everything with Hyrule Historia. I really hope to see some more things like this from GameTrailers in the future.
And I really think that is Tatl flying around to all the different columns with the game symbols on them.