Finally, after months of waiting, gamers all around the world can experience the newest masterpiece of Nintendo, Tears of the Kingdom. While the previous game in the series was one of the best games ever made and also one of the most influential, it seems Tears of the Kingdom have similar attributes to its name. Even though it is such a great game, many fans and players get confused about the timeline of Zelda games. If you want to know how long after Breath of the Wild is Tears of the Kingdom takes place, you’ve come to the right place.
How Far Does Tears of the Kingdom Take Place After Breath of the Wild?
One of the most confusing aspects of Zelda games is its timeline. Even the most hardcore fans of the series tend to get confused and mix when each of the games takes place. But the good thing is that each of the Zelda games is created in such a way that can be experienced as a stand-alone game without worrying too much about the previous games.
Still, there are a lot of players that are curious to know when Tears of the Kingdom takes place in the Zelda timeline and how long after Breath of the Wild is the game. Before we get to the answer, it is important to know that there is no definite answer to this question since neither the game nor Nintendo has said anything about it.
The only answer we have right now is based on the dialogues of other characters and the interpretation of the game by hardcore fans that knows the series better than average players. According to Hyrule’s changes and all the other conversations with characters that we’ve already seen in Breath of the Wild, and the fact that a lot of landmarks of the game haven’t changed drastically, we can guess that game takes place 2-4 years after Breath of the Wild. It is also worth noting that there are several sequences where the game takes place thousands of years before the main story. This also might rise the question of how old is Link in the game, which we’ve covered here.
Since we already know Breath of the Wild is the last game in the timeline of the series according to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Creating a Champion book, we can deduce that Tears of the Kingdom is the last game in the Zelda timeline. If you are interested to get in-depth at Zelda’s timeline, we suggest you take a look at Zelda’s Timeline Wiki page.
Tears of the Kingdom is now available for Nintendo Switch.