Tears of the Kingdom: Was there a time skip?

Father Time remains undefeated.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sends players back to the world first shown in Breath of the Wild. Since you’re returning to Hyrule instead of heading to another timeline, it’s essential to know how much time has passed since Link and Zelda beat Calamity Ganon. Get up to speed before you head back to this amazing open world.

Related: Super Nintendo World, Day 23: Tiers of the Mushroom Kingdom

Tears of the Kingdom’s Time Skip: What We Know

zelda tears of the kingdom was the a time skip
Image via Nintendo

It’s been several years since The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After the first game ended, people began to rebuild and repopulate. You can see the impact of these changes in new towns and camps scattered across the once-barren Hyrule. Civilization is blooming again in Hyrule, with Link and Zelda leading these rebuilding efforts.

Tears of the kingdom civilization image 1 hyrule camp
Image via Nintendo

Though things stayed peaceful for a few years following Breath of the Wild, Calamity Ganon reincarnates in human form. Ganondorf is the human form of this evil force, equipped with formidable dark magic, increased intelligence, and might. His return leads Link and Zelda on another harrowing adventure that even the people and champions of Hyrule join in on.

Legend of Zelda tears of the kingdom riju sidon
Image via Nintendo

Link’s return adventure through Hyrule promises its players an unforgettable experience when they return. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now exclusively for Nintendo Switch.

For more on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, stay tuned to Press SPACE to Jump!

share this article
Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

Articles: 582