How old is Link in BOTW and other Zelda games?

A hero can be any age.

Throughout the Legend of Zelda series, Link has appeared in numerous games and saved the world of Hyrule multiple times. Sometimes, it is the same incarnation of Link. Other times, it is another iteration of the fabled hero. With so many accomplishments and games, you may be wondering what the age of Link is in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and other Zelda entries.

It is hard to exactly place Link's age in any title as there are multiple timelines and few confirmations of Link's age. We have some confirmations from interviews with Satoru Iwata and various collections of Zelda information, like the official Hyrule Historia. For most Legend of Zelda games, it can only be speculated what Link's age is, but you can find approximate ages for all Legend of Zelda titles below.

Related: Is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess coming to Nintendo Switch?

NOTE: Link's age in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is based on his age of 17 and then sleeping for 100 years. It can also be assumed that Link will be at least 117 in the events of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2.

GameAge
The Legend of Zelda10 - 12
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link16
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past16 - 17
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening16 - 17
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time9 - 10 / 16 - 17
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask9 - 10
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Oracle of Ages17 - 18
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker9 - 12
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures12 - 13
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap12 - 13
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess16
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass12 - 13
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks12 - 13
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword17
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds17
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes17 - 20
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild117

For more information on The Legend of Zelda, check out All Stray Fairy locations in the Stone Tower – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64/Switch version) and Will the broken Master Sword have a major role in the Breath of the Wild sequel? on Pro Game Guides.

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