Zelda Writer Planned On Releasing Timeline

on May 23, 2011 7:30 PM

For years, Zelda fans have debated about possible connections between the all the different titles in the franchise. The internet has concocted everything from the split timeline theory, which was promptly rejected by Nintendo to Colin, the little farmboy in Twilight Princess , becoming Link’s successor and causing the flood of Hyrule.

As valid as some of these may seem, they are still speculation and have never been officially confirmed by Nintendo as canon. However, Dan Owsen, the English scriptwriter for A Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening and Ocarina of Time, has said in an interview with Zelda Dungeon, a large fansite, that he had planned on releasing an official timeline:

“At one point we had drafted a timeline and wanted to make it available online. We showed it to the guys in Japan and they basically told us that it would be best if we didn’t post it. They do have a timeline that has continuity between the games but they wanted to keep it open for how each player views the chronology of the series.”

However, Owsen stated that Nintendo rejected the idea, as they believe that “it’s up to the player to place all the pieces together.”

What do you all think? Now that its existence is known, should Nintendo release the timeline, or is it irrelevant at this point? Should the franchise finally have official connections, or is fan speculation sufficient?

[Zelda Dungeon]

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Daniel Horowitz is currently a Writing/Film student at Sarah Lawrence College, where he previously worked as a film technician and teacher assistant despite having little technical knowledge. He is currently abroad studying play-writing at Oxford University in the UK. Daniel likes to think of himself as a weird combination of Captain America and Hunter S Thompson minus the extensive drug use. As a result, he can often be found lifting things, fighting for justice, and being a crazy outlaw journalist on the edge who doesn't play by the rules. When he’s not writing about, reviewing, or playing games, music, and occasionally writing well-paying profiles of businessman, Daniel thinks about what exactly he'll end u doing with his life post-graduation. Daniel plans on either going to graduate school for an MFA, or more realistically, getting a day job, which he hopes is somehow involved in the gaming, comic book, or film industries. You can contact Daniel at dhorowitz107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @DHorowitz107
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