ALTTP2 Screenshot 3

As ridiculous as the title of this post may sound, Zelda fans already know the complexities of the timeline. The upcoming 3DS title may be set in the world of A Link to the Past, but knowing Nintendo, who knows when it will take place exactly? While we’re tentatively calling this game A Link to the Past 2, Nintendo hasn’t yet decided on the official title.

Nintendo of America’s Director of Product Marketing, Bill Trinen, has confirmed that the game will indeed be set after the events of ALttP. Speaking to Joystiq, he stated:

“From a story perspective there are connections, so it does fall after A Link to the Past. And it’s set in the same world, but introduces that new gameplay mechanic.”

With this confirmation, we can now rule out the possibility of this game being a prequel. A sequel would make more sense, as Link had not yet inherited the power to turn into a drawing in ALttP. Timeline enthusiasts, take note!

Source: Joystiq
  • TheGrave

    It'll be interesting to see how this game fits. Maybe they can tie up loose ends between A Link to the Past and the Oracle games, namely the fact that Zelda doesn't know Link during the Oracle games despite the fact that it's supposed to be the same Link and Zelda from A Link to the Past. Maybe Zelda gets amnesia at the end of this game or something, heh.

  • ma´goria

    Either way, I don´t like another game on this "never happened" part of the timeline.

    • Metal Man

      Each part of the timeline is as valid as any other. It only "never happened" on the other parts.

  • Mittenclaws

    I hope they are not just going to tweak ALTTp's story, and then add all new dungeons, to incorporate the "New gamplay mechanics"…I know they have said its a sequel, and falls after ALTTP, s I say this because Hyrule's geography couldn't possibly change that much within in the time Link rescued Hyrule and Left for Holodrum, for it to include several new dungeons.
    Unless this game is set in an alternate reality??
    Plus one of the screenshots looks like the foot of death mountain.

  • boo453

    I wonder how this will fit in with Ancient Stone Tablets… Kappa

  • Hmm interesting i wonder..

  • Darth Vitrial

    So, will this be making Ancient Stone Tablets firmly noncanon then? 🙁