In a new interview with Mr. Eiji Aonuma inside of The Official Nintendo Magazine, he had the following to say regarding the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword’s storyline-relationship to Ocarina of Time and more about Zelda’s master timeline.
“Yes there is a master timeline but its confidential document! The only people to have access to that document are myself, Mr. Miyamoto and the director of the title. We cant share it with anyone else! I have already talked to Mr. Miyamoto about this so I am comfortable in releasing this information – this title [Skyward Sword] takes place before Ocarina of Time. if I said that a certain title was ‘the first Zelda game’, then that means that we cant ever make a title that takes place before that! So for us to add titles to the series, we have to have a way of putting the titles before or after each other.” – Eiji Aonuma
I found this piece of news very interesting and am glad that at least Nintendo themselves has an overall, grand storyline for the Legend of Zelda series. I’m really looking forward to this Wii mega-title when it arrives sometime early 2011.