The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has gone gold, and with it, comes the anticipation of fans to get this game and play it to its fullest. But fans are also curious about how Breath of the Wild connects to the other games. Well, now we have some definitive details on this.
According to Zelda Producer Eiji Aonuma in an interview with Game Informer, BOTW indeed takes place after Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time,
“Because we wanted to redefine the whole process, I didn’t want to be chained up by the idea that we had to think about the past titles. But then again, I know there are a lot of fans who are interested, and who are knowledgeable in the Zelda franchise and the history. So by adding little elements here and there, we wanted to give the fans the opportunity to say, ‘Oh, I saw this. Maybe this is how it expands the story,’ or give little hints here and there.”
Also though, in order to make the game “more streamlined”, he implemented an idea that he has been thinking about for two decades:
“In order to create more of a cohesive storyline, we added this element in there that will make it a bit more streamlined for every player. This is something I can’t reveal right now, but when you play you will find out. This idea that I am talking about is actually something I came up with when I first started developing the games. I have been harvesting this idea for 20-plus years.”
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild comes out March 3rd on Nintendo Switch and Wii U.