Nintendo has revealed that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes shares a direct connection to The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, in turn placing the Nintendo 3DS exclusive within the series’ convoluted timeline.
That brings confirmation that the multiplayer adventure stars the same “true Hyrulian hero” that we saw in A Link Between Worlds, but “several years” have passed since Link saved Lorule.
“The game takes place several years after A Link Between Worlds and features the same hero,” director Hiromasa Shikata confirmed. “Certain events bring him to the kingdom of Hytopia, where he dresses as he does in order to hide his heroic origins.
“There’s no telling where the other hero candidates come from, but the player character you control is the true Hyrulian hero from A Link Between Worlds. If you aren’t familiar with what he was up to in A Link Between Worlds, I’d definitely recommend giving it a play.”
With Link having journeyed from Hyrule to Hytopia, that similarly affirms that the two kingdoms are connected in some way.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is now available exclusively for Nintendo 3DS worldwide.