October 28, 2017
Interacting with other Zelda fans is one of our favorite things to do here at TGPZ. That’s part of why we were excited to see three different fans collaborate on a Zelda video series. YouTubers HMK, Commonwealth Realm, and Zeltik recently worked together to put together a three-part series tackling the Breath of the Wild timeline placement, the potential reveal of the timeline placement in the second set of BotW DLC, and the future of the Zelda series.
In the first video, which you can watch below or on YouTube by clicking here, HMK, Commonwealth Realm, and Zeltik all work together to dissect the Game Theorist’s timeline placement. The Game Theorists placed BotW in the Downfall timeline, but the collaborators go through the evidence that disputes that placement. Along with countering The Game Theorists, the collaborators lay out some of the contradictory evidence for all three timelines, concluding that we can’t know for sure where BotW falls on the timeline just yet.
The next video of the series wonders if the second piece of DLC, The Champions’ Ballad, will reveal more information about where in the timeline BotW falls. HMK, Commonwealth Realm, and Zeltik wonder about the roll Zelda will play in the new DLC, and if her knowledge of the Royal Family and interest in ancient technology will lead to her revealing BotW’s timeline placement. They also explore other characters who make the history of Hyrule before the Calamity, including King Dorephan of the Zoras, Impa, the Great Deku Tree, and Kass. You can watch the video below or click here to view it on Youtube.
Finally, the third video tackles the future of the Zelda series after Breath of the Wild. HMK, Commonwealth Realm, and Zeltik hypothesize that a BotW sequel could be done in just a few years by using the same assets and engine as BotW. This has been done before, when Majora’s Mask was developed in just a year after Ocarina of Time. They also wonder if Nintendo will consider trying to keep the 3DS alive by releasing another Zelda game on the 3DS. Finally, they mention the potential of a multiplayer Zelda experience, and the development of a Zelda game for smart phones. Check out this final video below, or click here to view it on Youtube.