The continuity of the
Zelda series spent many years atop the mountain of gaming mysteries. Devoted fans spent hours, weeks, even months of their lives trying to crack the code behind the Zelda timeline, in the process forging complex and convoluted theories from the most minute of details in order to prove their own unique take on how the games all tied together. Of course, Hyrule Historia put an end to all that, but I bring this up because it shows just how much some people (myself included; I was a timeline theorist for years) love to find the connections between various parts of the series.
Fast forward to today, when
Hyrule Warriors‘ release is almost upon us in North America. Relatively early on, the game was confirmed to have absolutely no connection to the main Zelda series—sure, the title features numerous characters, locales, items, and enemies from a select number of the games, but it’s all taking place in another parallel world that does not intersect with the ones Historia gave us. But was that the right call, and, assuming that the Dynasty Warriors/Legend of Zelda crossover gets a sequel, should Nintendo and Koei Tecmo continue to keep the worlds separate?
Head past the jump to hear my thoughts on the matter.