Posted on October 18 2013 by Brian E. Scheid
A Link Between Worlds‘ timeline placement has always been a tad iffy. We’ve known that it takes place decades after A Link to the Past, but did it go further beyond and past the original Zelda? In an interview with Spike, this was just the question asked, and Eiji was more than happy to reveal its precise location.
Spike: Where does the game fall in the Zelda timeline? And I have Hyrule Historia for reference if you need it.
Mr. Aonuma: Right about here. (Pointing to the Decline of Hyrule and the Last Hero branch, right between the Golden Era and Era of Decline, after Links Awakening and before The Legend of Zelda).
It seems like a given as many had already figured out that the Link from
A Link to the Past continued his journey into the Oracle duo and later on in Link’s Awakening. This leaves room for Ganon to return in A Link Between Worlds, as he is later featured in the original The Legend of Zelda for the NES. Let’s just hope this doesn’t result in another “hi-jacked ending,” like with Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword.