'The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild' News & Updates: Theories Suggest 'Breath Of The Wild' Placed In ‘Downfall Timeline’

By Clarice F. Bernardo , Updated Oct 04, 2016 06:22 AM EDT

Gamers who own Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo NX are in for a treat as "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild" will be coming to them next year.

Three months before the closing of 2016 and there has been no exact date as to the release of the game yet, is it too early for theories to start to surface? Or maybe not, the fans are just so excited they can't contain it.

The response of gamers to "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild" is just overwhelming. In fact, according to Nintendo, it is regarded as a "boundary-breaking" new game in the series. More so, a fan already made some thought-provoking claims about the Old Man's role and the title's time placement.

As recently reported by iDigital Times, the particular fan who made theories has a YouTube handle of "HyperBoyGames." The channel is obviously new. Its first video was uploaded just last July and has 224 subscribers as of the moment. The credibility cannot be measured by these data but sources say that his inputs are quite relevant.

Among the concepts that "HyperBoyGames" presented, one stood out and ignited the curiosity of many. It talked about the possible identity of the Old Man seen at the beginning of "Breath of The Wild's E3 demo." The man's theme appeared to be a slightly sped up version of the Hyrule Castle Theme. Must the Old Man be a form of royalty in the series, who knows?

An alternate perspective also came out. It discussed that the Old Man could possibly be one of the Seven Sages and Hyrule's leader during the so-called "Downfall Timeline." Identified by his long beard, the Old Man looks like a Sage who is also supplemented by Royal music.

HyperBoyGames is firm in its claim that the general timeline placement for the game is in the "Downfall Timeline" as it seems to be the best-fitting.

Mentioned are all mere speculations and will only be confirmed as soon as "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild" is released in 2017. Surely, the fans can no longer wait so they can just keep the theories swirling for the mean time.

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