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Overview
As The Legend of Zelda series has existed since 1986, the series has explored several different styles and ideas. As Zelda Wiki has grown with the series, certain guidelines have been implemented to best account for these changes in style in order to preserve a cohesive database of everything Zelda. Many of Zelda Wiki's guidelines are influenced by policy, which is decided by the staff as needed. In order to assist editors with keeping up with changes in policy, a Policy Log is available below. Entries are provided in a reverse-chronological order, putting the most recent policy changes first.

A complete List of Guidelines is also presented below, as well as the Universal Guidelines, which apply to all pages and inform subsequent guidelines.

Policy Log

2019

Date Policy Notes Affected Guidelines
February 23, 2019 Foreign name citation It was decided that foreign names should be cited in both the Nomenclature sections of articles as well as Translations listings, but only if the name differs from what is present in a given game.  · Guidelines:Terminology
March 1, 2019 Use of Template:Media Guidelines for Template:Media were created to help standardize its usage.  · Guidelines:Articles
 · Template:Media

List of Guidelines

Media Guidelines

Media guidelines concern games and supporting media.

Guideline
Breath of the Wild Guidelines
Encyclopedia Guidelines

Style Guidelines

Guideline
Article Guidelines
Cameo Guidelines
Canon Guidelines
File Guidelines
New Game Guidelines
Terminology Guidelines
Theory Guidelines

Template Guidelines

Guideline
Template:Media Guidelines

Universal Guidelines

Ordering

Canon Order

The order that is used to sort games in listings where listed media is sorted by chronological release but separated by canon, ambiguously-canon, and/or non-canon is referred to as the "canon order". In the Other Appearances section only, media is further separated by ambiguously-canon and non-canon so they can be sorted under the Ambig and Noncanon templates. In every instance of the canon order, remakes are to be placed directly after their original counterparts regardless of date. Additionally, though they do not receive their own sections, spots in galleries, or categories, books within the Goddess Collection trilogy are deemed as intra-canon material and so any content revealed at that time is considered canon over the contents of the media before it. For more information, refer to the canon guidelines.

Canon Media
Media Release Date
The Legend of Zelda August 22, 1987
The Adventure of Link December 1, 1988
A Link to the Past April 13, 1992
Link's Awakening August, 1993
Link's Awakening DX December 15, 1998
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch 2019
Ocarina of Time November 23, 1998
Ocarina of Time 3D June 19, 2011
Majora's Mask October 26, 2000
Majora's Mask 3D February 13, 2015
Oracle of Ages May 14, 2001
Oracle of Seasons May 14, 2001
Four Swords December 2, 2002
Four Swords Anniversary Edition September 28, 2011
The Wind Waker March 24, 2003
The Wind Waker HD September 20, 2013
Four Swords Adventures June 7, 2004
The Minish Cap January 10, 2005
Twilight Princess November 19, 2006
Twilight Princess HD March 4, 2016
Phantom Hourglass October 1, 2007
Spirit Tracks December 7, 2009
Skyward Sword November 20, 2011
A Link Between Worlds November 22, 2013
Tri Force Heroes October 23, 2015
Breath of the Wild March 3, 2017
Ambiguously-Canon Media
Media Release Date Status
Cadence of Hyrule June 2019 Ambiguously-canon
Non-Canon Media

Release Order

Below is a list of material starring Zelda content alongside their standing within the series canon in order of release.

Media Release Date Status
The Legend of Zelda (Ran) September 1986 Non-canon
The Adventure of Link 1987 Non-canon
The Legend of Zelda August 22, 1987 Canon
The Adventure of Link December 1, 1988 Canon
The Legend of Zelda TV series September 8, 1989 Non-canon
Zelda (Game & Watch) August 26, 1989
Captain N: The Game Master September 9, 1989 Non-canon
The Legend of Zelda (Mishouzaki) September 1989 Non-canon
The Legend of Zelda Game Watch October 5, 1989
Molblin's Magic Spear February 1, 1990 Non-canon
The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics) February 1990 Non-canon
The Adventure of Link (Mishouzaki) 1991 Non-canon
A Link to the Past (Barcode Battler II) 1992 Non-canon
The Crystal Trap January 1, 1992 Non-canon
A Link to the Past April 13, 1992 Canon
A Link to the Past (Ishinomori) January 1992 Non-canon
The Shadow Prince February 1, 1992 Non-canon
Link's Awakening August, 1993 Canon (superseded by Link's Awakening DX)
The Faces of Evil October 10, 1993
The Wand of Gamelon October 10, 1993
Link's Awakening (Cagiva) May 1994 Non-canon
A Link to the Past (Cagiva) June 27, 1995 Non-canon
Oath of Riruto June 1995
BS The Legend of Zelda August 9, 1995
Zelda's Adventure 1995 Non-canon
Ancient Stone Tablets March 30, 1997
Ocarina of Time comic by the German Nintendo Power 1998 Ambiguous
Ocarina of Time November 23, 1998 Canon (superseded by Ocarina of Time 3D)
Link's Awakening DX December 15, 1998 Canon
Super Smash Bros. April 26, 1999 Non-canon
Ocarina of Time Pathways to Adventure November 1999 Ambiguous
Majora's Mask October 26, 2000 Canon (superseded by Majora's Mask 3D)
Oracle of Ages May 14, 2001 Canon
Oracle of Seasons May 14, 2001 Canon
Super Smash Bros. Melee December 1, 2001 Non-canon
Oracle of Seasons book by Craig Wessel December 1, 2001
Animal Crossing September 16, 2002
Four Swords December 2, 2002 Canon (superseded by Four Swords Anniversary Edition)
Oracle of Ages book by Craig Wessel February 1, 2003
Master Quest February 17, 2003 Non-canon (superseded by Ocarina of Time 3D's Master Quest mode)
The Wind Waker March 24, 2003 Canon (superseded by The Wind Waker HD)
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! May 26, 2003 Non-canon
Soulcalibur II August 27, 2003 Non-canon
Link's 4-Koma Nautical Logbook October 28, 2003
How to Draw The Legend of Zelda February 1, 2004 Non-canon
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! April 5, 2004 Non-canon
Four Swords Adventures June 7, 2004 Canon
The Minish Cap January 10, 2005 Canon
WarioWare: Touched! February 14, 2005 Non-canon
WarioWare: Twisted! May 23, 2005 Non-canon
Animal Crossing: Wild World December 5, 2005
Link and the Portal of Doom 2006 Non-canon
Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland September 2, 2006
Twilight Princess November 19, 2006 Canon (superseded by Twilight Princess HD)
WarioWare: Smooth Moves January 15, 2007 Non-canon
Tingle's Balloon Fight DS April, 2007
Phantom Hourglass October 1, 2007 Canon
Link's Crossbow Training November 19, 2007
Super Smash Bros. Brawl March 9, 2008 Non-canon
Captain Rainbow August 28, 2008 Non-canon
Ocarina of Time (Himekawa) October 7, 2008 Non-canon
Animal Crossing: City Folk November 16, 2008 Non-canon
Majora's Mask (Himekawa) February 3, 2009 Non-canon
Oracle of Seasons (Himekawa) April 7, 2009 Non-canon
PiCTOBiTS May 18, 2009 Non-canon
Oracle of Ages (Himekawa) June 2, 2009 Non-canon
Too Much Tingle Pack June 24, 2009
Four Swords (Himekawa) August 4, 2009
Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love August 6, 2009
The Minish Cap (Himekawa) December 1, 2009
Spirit Tracks December 7, 2009 Canon
A Link to the Past (Himekawa) February 2, 2010 Non-canon
WarioWare: D.I.Y. March 28, 2010 Non-canon
WarioWare: D.I.Y. Showcase March 29, 2010 Non-canon
Phantom Hourglass (Himekawa) September 7, 2010
StreetPass Mii Plaza March 27, 2011 Non-canon
Ocarina of Time 3D June 19, 2011 Canon
Four Swords Anniversary Edition September 28, 2011 Canon
Skyward Sword (Krahulik) November 15, 2011 Non-canon
Skyward Sword November 20, 2011 Canon
Dynasty Warriors VS April 26, 2012 Non-canon
Scribblenauts Unlimited November 13, 2012 Non-canon
Nintendo Land November 18, 2012 Non-canon
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition November 18, 2012 Non-canon
Skyward Sword (Himekawa) January 29, 2013 Non-canon
Animal Crossing: New Leaf June 9, 2013 Non-canon
The Wind Waker HD September 20, 2013 Canon
Sonic Lost World October 29, 2013 Non-canon
The Misadventures of Link November 1, 2013 Non-canon
A Link Between Worlds November 22, 2013 Canon
Mario Kart 8 May 30, 2014 Non-canon
Hyrule Warriors September 26, 2014 Non-canon (superseded by Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS October 3, 2014 Non-canon
Bayonetta October 24, 2014 Non-canon
Bayonetta 2 October 24, 2014 Non-canon
One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X November 13, 2014 Non-canon
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U November 21, 2014 Non-canon
Majora's Mask 3D February 13, 2015 Canon
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate February 13, 2015 Non-canon
Link's Hijinks August 7, 2015 Non-canon
Super Mario Maker September 10, 2015 Non-canon
Tri Force Heroes October 23, 2015 Canon
Twilight Princess HD March 4, 2016 Canon
Hyrule Warriors Legends March 25, 2016 Non-canon (superseded by Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
My Nintendo Picross: Twilight Princess March 31, 2016 Non-canon
Monster Hunter Generations July 15, 2016 Non-canon
Picross 3D: Round 2 September 1, 2016 Non-canon
Swapdoodle November 17, 2016 Non-canon
Breath of the Wild March 3, 2017 Canon
Twilight Princess (Himekawa) March 14, 2017 Non-canon
Monster Hunter Stories September 8, 2017 Non-canon
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim November 17, 2017 Non-canon
Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition May 18, 2018 Non-canon
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate August 28, 2018 Non-canon
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate December 7, 2018 Non-canon
Cadence of Hyrule June 2019 Ambiguously-canon
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch 2019 Canon