Nintendo is promising a lot of changes in their next Legend of Zelda title, Breath of the Wild, however, it now looks that while much will be changing, some things will be very familiar. A new post on Nintendo's Facebook page has given us a new look at a classic location. It appears that Breath of the Wild may take place chronologically following The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, though apparently a long time after. The Temple of Time is actually in the new game, though it's seen better days.
Last week, Nintendo posted the video above to Facebook, with a simple message asking if this location from their new Zelda game seemed familiar. If you've been playing the Legend of Zelda franchise for any length of time, then this place probably does look somewhat familiar. The Temple of Time was a major location in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the first Zelda title for the Nintendo 64, which was released back in 1998. Even if the game was a bit before your time, it's still likely you've played it, as the game has been released several times, and is generally viewed as not only the best of the Zelda franchise, but quite simply one of the best console games ever made.
In Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the Temple of Time is the place where the Master Sword is hidden. After collecting three artifacts, our young hero goes to the temple to retrieve the sword, but upon doing so, is transported several years into the future. While that particular future was prevented from occurring thanks to the actions of the hero, it appears that regardless, the Temple of Time eventually fell into disrepair. The building has nearly crumbled to dust here and the plant life has almost completely taken over.
While most Legend of Zelda games have fallen into a predictable pattern in recent years, Nintendo has tried to make something a little fresh and new here with Breath of the Wild. While many Zelda titles could be considered open world games, the new one promises to have more of this world open at the very beginning.
With the inclusion of the Temple of Time, we have to wonder if the storyline of Breath of the Wild will have something to do with the old Ocarina of Time game. The opening of Wild, which we saw at E3, showed us that the new game will actually include some science fiction aspects, new to the franchise. If Nintendo is able to meld together both the old and new seamlessly, they may have made the perfect game, something that brings together the classic adventuring for the purists, and something new for those looking to freshen things up.
What do you think of the inclusion of the Temple Time in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild?